We’ve officially reached crazy town – but don’t worry, you won’t be forced to listen to Butterfly during your stay. VG247 is reporting that the PlayStation 4 will boast 1.84 teraflops of computational power, giving it a slight advantage over the next Xbox’s rumoured 1.23 teraflops. It’s perhaps worth noting that, in isolation, these figures don’t really mean much at all.
The website continues – citing “developer sources”, we hasten to add – that the next console will include 4GB RAM, with 1GB of that tally reserved for operating system functionality. For comparison purposes, the current PlayStation 3 has about 512MB RAM. Sources claim that the next Xbox will have a superior 8GB RAM, but it’s been reported in the past that Sony’s plumping up for the speedier DDR5 type. Again, this is all just speculation at this stage.
One thing that the machines will have in common, according to VG247, is that they’ll both support 100GB Blu-rays, which makes sense considering that the size of games is likely to increase. Hopefully, we’ll never have to put up with poorly compressed pre-rendered cut-scenes ever again.
Both consoles are expected to be announced later this year, which is what we recommend you focus your attention on. Gossip and conjecture is obviously great fun, but it’s really not worth getting worked up about. The wait goes on.