Originally Posted by ibanezbass
I don't think that's quite right. Most Xbox games run at 900p or 1080p. Same with PS4. 860M might be slightly more powerful than the consoles, but not leaps and bounds. However, the cpu in the consoles is very weak compared to the Alpha.
Again, by virtue of being an AMD APU, the Xbox One and PS4 GPUs are technologically similar — with the simple difference that the PS4 GPU is larger. In PC terms, the Xbox One has a GPU that’s similar to the entry-level Bonaire GPU in the older Radeon HD 7790, while the PS4 is outfitted with the midrange Pitcairn that can be found in the HD 7870. In numerical terms, the Xbox One GPU has 12 compute units (768 shader processors), while the PS4 has 18 compute units (1,152 shaders). The Xbox One is slightly ahead on GPU clock speed (853MHz vs. 800MHz for the PS4).
In short, the PS4’s GPU is — on paper — 50 percent more powerful than the Xbox One. The Xbox One’s slightly higher GPU clock speed ameliorates some of the difference, but really, the PS4’s 50-percent-higher compute unit count is a serious advantage for the Sony camp. Games on the PS4 have considerably more graphics power available, and that shows up in real-world comparisons. Beyond clock speeds and core counts, though both GPUs are identical. They’re both based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, and thus support OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2, and Direct3D 11.2.
RAM subsystem and bandwidth
Once we leave the CPU and GPU, the hardware specs of the Xbox One and PS4 begin to diverge, with the RAM being the most notable difference. While both consoles are outfitted with 8GB of RAM, the PS4 opts for 5500MHz GDDR5 RAM, while the Xbox One uses the more PC-like 2133MHz DDR3 RAM. This leads to a massive bandwidth advantage in favor of the PS4. The PS4’s CPU and GPU have 176GB/s of bandwidth to system RAM, while the Xbox One has just 68.3GB/s.
Looked at some benchmarks and Sony's should be slightly faster than a 750Ti, though its hard to tell because its a different OS and still sharing system memory as graphics memory. It should be roughly equivalent, though the CPU in the Alpha is WAY faster and if you tried to game on the type of cpu theyre using in the consoles on a PC, it would bottleneck the GPU.
There is a drastic difference between the PS4 and Xboxone... on paper. Considering its using GDDR5 vs DDR3 and a better GPU on top of that, its a large difference but in reality the games are pretty close with xbox just using a lower resolution most of the time. I guess the point is that its pretty close, the alpha is better but not a huge difference. The biggest difference is you got Steam and all the other stores for cheaper and more variety of games than the consoles and of course compatibility with many older games.