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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specs compared


Microsoft today announced the next generation of Xbox technology, called the Xbox One. Sony previously announced the PlayStation 4 back on February 20, so we now have a full look at just what both next-generation HD boxes will contain.

After the break, we've assembled a chart comparing the two consoles and their various components. The two machines are surprisingly similar, with both using an eight core CPU, the same amount of RAM, and both containing a combo Blu-Ray and DVD drive. But there are some major differences, too: Microsoft has created its own chip for the Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4 controller contains that share button and the clickable touchpad. Prices for both units haven't been announced yet, but both will be available later on this year.

Components Microsoft Xbox One Sony PlayStation 4
CPU 8 Core CPU custom built by Microsoft Single-chip custom x86 AMD "Jaguar" processor, 8 cores
Graphics Processor D3D 11.1 chip with 32 MB embedded memory 1.84 TFlops, AMD Radeon Graphics Core
Memory (RAM) 8 GB DDR3 8 GB GDDR5
Memory (Storage) 500 GB HDD Not yet announced
Optical Drive Blu-ray/DVD combo drive Blu-Ray/DVD combo drive
I/O USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Communication Ethernet, three different 802.11n radios (for connecting to controller and other devices), WiFi Direct Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
A/V HDMI input and output, 1080p and 4K support, Optical output HDMI 1080p and 4K support, Analog-AV, Optical output
Controller Xbox One controller with redesigned directional pad Motion-sensing six-axis, clickable touch pad, share button
Motion Control New Microsoft-developed Kinect camera, with 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor and 1080p camera PlayStation Eye dual lens 1280x800x2 camera
Price Not yet announced Not yet announced
Availability Later this year Holiday 2013

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