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  1. 1. Console Comparison The PlayStation 4 currently storms the gaming market due to it’s shown specifications, lower price than the Xbox one but better specs than the Wii U, it also has GDDR5 RAM which is better than the Xbox’ DDR3 RAM Feature PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wii U Price $399.99 $499.99 $349.99 / 299.99 Release Date US: 11.15.2013 EU: 11.29.2013 11.22.2013 11.18.2012 Game DVR Yes, PS+ subscription not required Yes, with subscription to Xbox Live Gold No RAM 8GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3 2GB DDR3 [11] CPU Single-chip x86 AMD "Jaguar" processor, 8 cores 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU Tri-Core PowerPC "Espresso" CPU GPU AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine w/ 1152 shaders 853 MHz AMD Radeon GPU w/ 768 shaders AMD "Latte" 550 MHz GPU w/ 320 shaders Storage 500 GB 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive 500 GB Hard Drive 8GB or 32GB Flash
  2. 2. Although the Xbox one had an earlier release date in the EU which took attention to that first being an early first new gen console it has lower specs than the PS4 with a lesser RAM type, it also costs $100 more to have with the including of the Xbox Kinect which allows more game developers to specify around using that. The Wii U has more user interactivity but lower specs than the PS4 and Xbox one, it’s also cheaper than them too, but it requires no subscription to cost online. DDR3 runs at a higher voltage that GDDR5 (typically 1.25-1.65V versus ~1V) DDR3 uses a 64-bit memory controller per channel (so, 128-bit bus for dual channel, 256-bit for quad channel), whereas GDDR5 is paired with controllers of a nominal 32-bit (16 bit each for input and output)