Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Difference Between PS4 And A High-End PC According to Guerrilla Games

The Difference Between PS4 And A High-End PC According to Guerrilla Games

PC gamers love to troll PS4 fans by claiming that the new console from Sony is no more than a high-end PC, something that frustrates Guerrilla Games’ technical director Michiel Van Der Leeuw.

Speaking to Edge, Van Der Leeuw said new consoles have always been high-end hardware, however there are certain components to a machine like PS4 that makes it uniquely positioned as a core and primary games system.

That’s difficult because people are trolling, right. What do you say to a troll? You don’t feed the trolls, that’ll make them grow.

I mean, it has always been a piece of high-end hardware that we put in a box, we find exactly the right components that complement each other and make a really good gaming experience. This is exactly the same thing – it is a console. The fact that the best pieces of hardware are also devised from, or optimised versions of, the stuff we find in PCs doesn’t make it any less a console. I can imagine if you find people with a vested interest to say PC gaming has won, they will find lots of great arguments in the fact that we use some of the same parts. But you know that’s just fanboys on the internet, I guess.

Van Der Leeuw went on to explain the differences between PS4 and a high-powered PC:

A PC is a number of parts which also has bridges in between where there are inefficiencies that may not be exactly the right match. We’ve got the right amount of memory, video card, everything balanced out. I know it was a very conscious effort to make sure that, with the speed of the memory, the amount of compute units, the speed of the hard-drive that we put in, that there would not be any bottlenecks. So the amount of pixel-pushers that you have, the amount of memory, the speed of your compute units make sure that you don’t hit any of the weakspots of the hardware.

Whereas if you have a PC very often your buffs, or your express buffs are very slow compared to your video RAM which is GDDR5 and your main RAM then is even slower than that, but you compensate by sticking buffers in there… there’s a lot of things to contemplate in the fact that it is a replaceable-parts architecture. This [PS4] is where all of the parts are designed to work together, naturally.

Va Der Leeuw said Guerrilla Games was very involved in PS4′s development, running tests with Killzone 3 and early portions of Killzone 4 in a quest to find and eliminate bottlenecks.

I think it was for more than a year that we knew the main ingredients and there was just discussion after discussion trying to find a bottleneck,” he added. “We actually had parts of both Killzone 3 and very early Killzone 4 art assets running through simulators to try to find out how it would behave on our speculative hardware that didn’t exist – trying to find bottlenecks in the hardware that we could fix before we could even think about the chip.

Killzone 4 is a PS4 launch title. The console sees a release holiday season 2013.

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  • Dakan45

    Dan is a lowlife troll that follows me everywhere and doesnt even have an acount.

    Now picture this, this guy slasher716 pops up and makes HUNDRENDS litteraly hundrends of replies to me and trolls, he gets banned, sets up another acount, gets banned and then he sets up the mike sombi acount and tracks me everywhere going around in OLD freaking articles googling my name and i having about 700 messages in total.

    Now Dan pops up out of nowhere in this very old thread.

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    There he is


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    If you dont ban him, he is gonna keep coming back and flood the site. He has done this to 3 other sites, he is stalking me.

    Hell he is that big of a troll that claims he knows my ip and adress and posts around a facebook acount suposelly being me. Too bad the guy in the faceook acount is in another country.

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    SEE? he made another acount:


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  • Dakan45

    It has better graphics, smooth cinematic atmospheristic is NOT graphics, stop posting this crap, no one fell for it dan, you kee posting the same crap no matter how many times i dissprove them GROW UP already and accept you are wrong rather cyberstalking people and post the same crap till they agree with you.

  • Dakan45

    I have not banned from any website all those some troll who has enough time to post hundrend of messages and cyberstalks me and talking trash about pc gamers and comes back and checks the messages DESPITE not having an acount, now that is the troll that the very definition of the troll, your parents should take away your internet dan.

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  • MrWangsKungfooey

    Who are you and why do you have my name? Pc Master RACE all the way. If you game on console, you’re a peasant.

  • Can’t be bothered

    Awww how cute. “Who are you and why do you have my name”. i love how you immediately deactive your YT account from a PM and then start another one like a sad pussy. Hilarious. You are even so mad at consoles that you comment on an article and comment that is months old.

    Continue d*ck riding your PC. Incredible how a human being can be so attached to pieces of metal that they spend so much time and effort to attack others because they are so insecure and are mentally unaware. Please, continue this act so us normals can be entertained by what seems to be a mentally retarded human who is attached to a PC. It’s even funnier because I have a more powerful gaming PC than you as well, yet you are the one going around “Oh PC master race” and calling me a peasant.

    Looks like daddy bought some expensive toy for you that you feel the need to express it. Hilarious. I love messing with you PC fantard drones.

  • MrWangsKungfooey

    Wrong again ass face. :) I’ve had several youtube accounts and it appears I’ve pissed in your console cheerios so badly that you imitate me. Oh , how precious. You must be a console virgin with mommy issues. Listen snowflake, I built my pc, I bought the components and yes it shits all over your inferior playschool toys. Now, go get your thumby sticks and pretend to game like a big boy :)

  • oo7PorscheMGS

    Do something better with your
    life than hate on a piece of
    plastic..you’re disgustingly pathetic and need to get mental help….

  • eck

    900p medium settings 45-55 fps