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Could the PS4’s GDDR5 give it an edge over PCs?

While I’m sure the PC fans among you will be ready to tear this news piece’s comment section to threads, there are others who might disagree with you. One such man is Avalanch founder Linus Blomberg, who believes the GDDR5 will give the PS4 a real edge.

While I’ve argued recently that 8GB isn’t quite a standard in PCs yet – and got hammered for it on Facebook – GDDR5 is something that has only been reserved for GPUs until now. Partly this is because it’s not really seen as that necessary at this time, but clearly Sony has found a way to leverage that power – unless it’s just future proofing.

Since we don't know what the console looks like yet, we're stuck with using this controller image.

In an interview with GamingBolt, Blomberg said that this sort of memory was “a perfect fit for the types of games we do, and we’re confident we’ll bring open-world gaming to a whole new level because of it”. And that ultimately, with 8GB of GDDR5, it would mean, “that the PS4 will out-power most PC’s for years to come.”

KitGuru Says: Of course he’s suggesting “most,” PCs, not all PCs, or your PC in particular. In that respect, I’ve got to agree with him. A lot of PC gamers use abominably slow machines – I guarantee every one of you with an SSD loads faster than 90 per cent of other gamers – so they’re very likely to be outclassed when the PS4 launches. For years and years, maybe not, but a couple, sure.

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