NVIDIA Compares PS4 to a ‘Low-end CPU’
Speaking to TechRadar, NVIDIA's Tony Tamasi compared Sony's upcoming home console, the PlayStation 4, to a 'low-end CPU'.
"Compared to gaming PCs, the PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU side," he said. "If the PS4 ships in December as Sony indicated, it will only offer about half the performance of a GTX680 GPU (based on GFLOPS and texture), which launched in March 2012, more than a year and a half ago."
"What you get today in terms of performance is what you're stuck with five - 10 years down the road. PCs don't have these problems," he added.
The comments comes after NVIDIA revealed that it was in contention to make chips for the PlayStation 4, but ultimately rejected the offer because it wasn't worth the cost.
I believe that Tamasi is missing the point. Home consoles are never meant to deliver bleeding-edge visuals. They will never quite match up to the processing muscle of the ever evolving PC platform. Home consoles are akin to a low-option sedan, it will get you places, but it won't come with an attached bar.