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Infinity Ward, a leading game developer that belongs to Activision Blizzard publisher, has confirmed that its upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts video game will be rendered in different resolutions on next-gen consoles. As it appears, graphics sub-system of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One is considerably less capable than that of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4, which is why it will render CoD: Ghosts in lower resolution and then upscale it to full-HD.

Mark Rubin, executive producer of Infinity Ward, stated that CoD: Ghosts will be rendered in 1280*720 resolution at 60fps on Xbox One game console and then upscaled to 1920*1080 resolution of most high-definition televisions. By contrast, Sony PlayStation 4 will render the game in 1920*1080 resolution natively at 60fps. The company claims that it needed the game to run at 60fps and “look great”, which is why it decided to reduce the resolution on Xbox One.

“Wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we are 1080p upscaled from 720p. And, we’re native 1080p on PS4.  We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both,” said Mr. Rubin. 

Graphics sub-systems of Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 have a lot of similarities on the architectural level as both are powered by AMD GCN [graphics core next] technology, but Sony’s solution offers higher performance. Microsoft Xbox One’s graphics processing unit features 768 stream processors, 48 texture units and 4 render output units which all run at 853MHz. To compensate relatively slow quad-channel DDR3 memory sub-system (with up to 68GB/s bandwidth), the GPU is equipped with 32MB of embedded SRAM/ESRAM with 102.4GB/s throughput and low-latency By contrast, Sony PS4’s graphics engine operates at 800MHz, but features 1152 stream processors, 18 highly-efficient texture units (each is supposed to have several texture address (TA) and texture filtering (TF) blocks) and high-bandwidth GDDR5 memory bus (with 176GB/s peak bandwidth).

The claim by renowned game developer further rises concerns regarding potential of Microsoft Xbox One in advanced video games and confirms that Sony’s solution is somewhat better. While it remains to be seen how exactly will CoD: Ghosts look on both game consoles, upscaled images usually do not look as good as those rendered in a resolution natively.

A good news for owners of Microsoft Xbox One is that the version of Call of Duty: Ghosts will feature exclusive DLC content only available on the platform.

Tags: Microsoft, Sony, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Orbis, Durango, AMD, Radeon, GCN, Infinity Ward, Call of Duty


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Discussion started: 11/01/13 11:49:53 AM
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Which means don't bother with the XBOX One...
10 2 [Posted by: undertone247  | Date: 11/01/13 11:49:53 AM]
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That's just until game developers are up to speed with the new console. There are plenty of launch titles for the Xbox One that run at 1080p. On the other hand the PS4 can't play mp3, dvd's and no support for DLNA.
4 1 [Posted by: Memristor  | Date: 11/01/13 10:09:54 PM]
You can't up the speed of XBOne. It will always perform inferior to PS4 because the GPU in PS4 is nearly 40-45% faster courtesy of double the ROPs, 176GB/sec dedicated GDDR5 memory bandwidth and 18 CUs (1152 vs. 768 Stream Processors).

Doesn't matter that there are plenty of launch titles at 1080P. The fact that XB1 already cannot play 2 major games: COD:G and BF4 at 1080P shows the console is much weaker than PS4, and yet it costs $100 more.

XB1 needs a price drop to $299 as it's the weaker console.
0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 11/05/13 09:27:17 PM]
It is for sure possible to run 1080p in XBO. But it will require worse graphs to do so. It is like comparing FarCry 1 and FarCry 2.

That being said, yes, XBO can run native 1080p, but then not with same graph quality it would be possible in PS4.

That remembers me of N64 x PSX games. N64 was able to render great realtime textures, but games were developed natively to PSX and ported to N64. Because of that, all VCD videos were removed, N64 better graphs weren't used, and also its better controller wasn't. Sad, very sad.
0 0 [Posted by: Hikari  | Date: 01/07/14 09:04:50 AM]

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3 7 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/01/13 12:02:15 PM]

Not that this would mattered anyways, but now, even in 1 million years I wont buy the shit called Xbone!
6 3 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 11/01/13 12:35:40 PM]

biggest shame for MS-
PS4 is cheaper than xbx1,,and xbx1 stands nowhere close to ps4 how pathetic.
7 3 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 11/01/13 02:05:59 PM]

Native 1080p is a better picture quality than upscaled 1080p.
This may only be noticeable on a large screen TV where pixels are visable. Colors will be more distinct, in native resolution and clarity of picture with less distortion showing.
1 1 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 11/01/13 07:56:00 PM]
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2 5 [Posted by: basroil  | Date: 11/02/13 05:16:17 AM]

This is why Ballmer finally got his ass kicked by good friend Bill Gates. To save face, Microsoft still has Ballmer in CEO position. But believe me, he is really down at the pub drinking himself into a stupor for the 11 years of miserable failures and what might have been. You can put a tie on a pig but it's still an arrogant pig.
2 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 11/02/13 06:28:05 AM]

Get a PC to see the true light fellas
7 1 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 11/02/13 08:26:57 AM]
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1 5 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/02/13 08:52:23 AM]
Next-gen consoles are going to pretty pricey too. AAA games cost 70 euros. On steam it ranges from 45-50 outside of the amazing sales. Plus PC comes with a bunch of extra features, like PC functionality......
5 0 [Posted by: dinosore  | Date: 11/02/13 11:52:42 AM]
you do realize that the ps4 with a lot better hardware is actually 100+ dollars cheaper then the ps3 was in 2007. 400 dollars for what you are getting is a good deal considering no pc for that price would come close to the gaming capability of the ps4.
2 2 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/02/13 05:08:49 PM]
Yes it would, just check newegg for these:
N82E16814127727 ($130 for 7850)
N82E16813157292 ($55 for mobo)
Combo.1466840 ($155 for cpu+8gb ram)
N82E16811148047 ($30 for case+ "480W" psu)
N82E16827136268 ($50 for bluray)

Yes, it's $20 overbudget, but comes with two free games to even it off. And no "it doesn't include windows!" crap because neither does a PS4
1 0 [Posted by: basroil  | Date: 11/03/13 01:17:24 AM]
Yes, it's $20 overbudget, but comes with two free games to even it off. And no "it doesn't include windows!" crap because neither does a PS4

Why would the PS4 even bother with windoz + all the overhead when they can roll their own optimised OS from a Linux kernel

No company in their right mind would use the shite that is windoz ....hilarious.jpg
0 1 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 11/03/13 03:12:51 AM]
$400 gets you more GFLOPS in the processor and a 7850 rather than 7750! Yea, PS4 is an overrated piece of old hardware
0 1 [Posted by: basroil  | Date: 11/03/13 01:49:35 AM]
The graphics in a PS4 is a 7850/70 with 8GB's of GDDR5.
1 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 11/05/13 07:51:45 PM]
I don't even need to play the "easy to upgrade" card here.

With the same money you get better hardware than any console of the "next gen" and even if you couldn't, you save so much money on game prices that you can justify everything.

Also by the time those consoles where announced to date, the pc hardware they use have gone a step closer to be obsolete.

Also since the "I put the disc in and I play the game" is no longer truth for the consoles and to play a game in a pc have became way easier (install steam, buy game, download game, play) I see no real reason to get a console.
Even most of the "exclusive" games for the consoles find their way to the pc platform at some time.
0 0 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 11/03/13 05:56:20 AM]
It's so much better to wait for the game to be available at the rental shop...

Or pay $70 for games you could get for $12 in a Steam sale three months later.
1 0 [Posted by: MHudon  | Date: 11/05/13 12:31:19 PM]


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