Wednesday September 21, 2016

Microsoft Exec on PS4 Pro: 4.2 Teraflops Is Not Enough to Do True 4K

The back and forth smack talking between console makers is still going strong. This time around we have Microsoft's Albert Penello taking a swipe at Sony's PS4 Pro saying that it won't have enough horsepower to do true 4K.

"I think there are a lot of caveats they're giving customers right now around 4K," he said. "They're talking about checkerboard rendering and up-scaling and things like that. There are just a lot of asterisks in their marketing around 4K, which is interesting because when we thought about what spec we wanted for Scorpio, we were very clear we wanted developers to take their Xbox One engines and render them in native, true 4K. That was why we picked the number, that's why we have the memory bandwidth we have, that's why we have the teraflops we have, because it's what we heard from game developers was required to achieve native 4K."