There is nothing better for a true gamer than to be blessed by the console Gods with a mid-cycle refresh. It’s such a rare occasion, but then it does happen, boy does it make gamers excited! And with good reason. With the regular console life cycle sitting at around five to seven years, console releases simply aren’t aligned with improvements in technology.
With Microsoft also releasing its upgraded console, The XBox One X mid-cycle, let’s take a look at what Sony has given us gamers with their recent hardware refresh to help you decide if it’s worth handing over another handful of cash with a perfectly good console sitting under your TV.
Any gamer knows that the true power of their games comes from the GPU. That is, the Graphics Processing Unit. This is the chip, or chips, that render all of the colors, movement, textures, and all lighting effects. Essentially, if it appears on your screen, the GPU put it there. This is also the chip responsible for handling 3D gaming.
When the Playstation 4 was released in 2016 it included an AMD Radeon chip running at 1.84 Teraflops. If you have used the system then you know that this is more than sufficient to drive a game at a true 1080p while simultaneously handling 7.2 surround sound.
However, since its release, a new standard has emerged for television resolution. 4K. With studios now providing content in 4K, gamers have also been waiting to get in on the … Read More