Speaking to TechRadar, NVIDIA senior vice president of content and development, Tony Tamasi , has said that “compared to gaming PCs, the PS4 specs are in the neighborhood of a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU side.” Ouch.
Tamasi believes that the console, which is due to launch at the end of 2013, is made up of hardware that is already outdated.
“If the PS4 ships in December as Sony indicated, it will only offer about half the performance of a GTX680 GPU (based on GFLOPS and texture), which launched in March 2012, more than a year and a half ago,” said Tamasi.
Some might argue that Tamasi has an obvious agenda in promoting PC gaming over console gaming, even though his company provides the GPU technology that powers the PS3. According to Tamasi, it was NVIDIA’s choice to not provide hardware for the PS4.
Tamasi told TechRadar that “we came to the conclusion that we didn’t want to do the business at the price those guys were willing to pay.”