In the past it was quite difficult to compare between two game consoles because of the completely different built. However, comparing bandwidth, clock speed and FLOPS can be done. But it is different with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, things are different. With regard to the costly customised chips, Sony and Microsoft have chosen to command semi-customised GPU/CPU from the same base of architecture that AMD is presently selling in computers.
The CPU comes with 5 billion transistors, 47Mbtes of storage on chip, 28Nm TSMC HP and power island and clock to 2.5% of the aggregate power. Both the PS$ and Xbox One processor make use of the similar number of computing cores and similar AMD Jaguar built. However, the real difference lies in the clock speed. Whilst the Xbox One Processor was given a recent raise to 1.75Ghz, Sony hasn’t stated any CPU speed figure. However, Xbox One offers a slight edge over PS4. Jaguar is not the fastest AMD processor architecture- it was designed for low power systems such as tablets.
In simple words, with the given size of box and chip, the consoles can do small jobs at one go and thus it made sense for both the console designers to opt for more cores instead of choosing faster ones.
Microsoft has MHz and Sony features more Hardware
When it comes to GPU, the two consoles differ a lot. But, they share similar architecture AMD Sea Islands and GPUs Radeon 7000 and 8000 series. While the GPU of Xbox One runs at 853MHz, for PS4 is runs at 800MHz.
The GPU of PS4 has more hardware in it – 12CU in the Xbox One and 18 CU of AMD.
There are several differences and similarities between Xbox and PS4