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Xbox One & PS4 a generation ahead of high-end PCs, says EA exec

Xbox One and PS4 are a generation ahead of current high-end PCs, according to EA's CTO Rajat Teneja. The exec has discussed the leap in power between next-gen formats and current rigs in a new post.

In a LinkedIn post, Teneja said of next-gen formats, "These architectures are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market. Our benchmarks on just the video and audio performance are 8-10 times superior to the current gen.

"The compute capabilities of these platforms and the data transfer speeds we can now bank on, essentially removes any notion of rationing of systems resources for our game engines."

Cross-play is also of great interest to the exec, such as tethering third-party devices to next-gen consoles, a feature that was billed heavily at Microsoft's recent Xbox One reveal.

He continued, "We'll really start to see more examples of true cross-device play. Sony showed off the ability through their cloud gaming functionality to allow gamers to play high-end console titles on the handheld Vita product.

"The architecture of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 present more opportunities to take your game from TV to smartphone to PC, with seamless ubiquity and experience gaming at any time, in any way on any device."

What do you think of the above? Can these machines deliver a generational leap over current, top-of-the-line PC hardware? Let us know below.

Thanks GI.biz.

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