8. Microsoft Xbox 360
Although released a year before the PlayStation 3, on November 22, 2005, the Xbox 360 had 9.6 gigaFLOPs over console belong to Sony 240 gigaFLOPS. With an ATI Xenos GPU clocked at 500MHz, the Xbox 360 delivers 12x more FLOPS than the first Microsoft console. Some games with notable graphics: Gears of War 3, Alan Wake, Dirt 3, Fight Night Champion, Viva Piñata, Crysis 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo 4, Dead or Alive 5 : Last Round.
7. Nintendo Wii U
Released on November 18, 2012, Nintendo’s Wii U is powered by AMD’s Latte 550MHz graphics chip. It delivers up to 352 gigaFLOPS of performance, 29.3 times more than the original Wii engine. Some titles with notable graphics: Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, Bayonetta 2, Xenoblade Chronicles X, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
6. Nintendo Switch
The Switch is Nintendo’s only gaming device to date that offers a significant performance boost. With 2.8 times more power than the Wii U. Released not too long ago on March 3, 2017, Nintendo chose to focus more on portability rather than graphical power. The Nintendo Switch comes with an Nvidia Tegra mobile processor. Games with notable graphics: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Arms, Fast RMX.
5. Microsoft Xbox One
Released a few days after PlayStation 4, Xbox One launched on November 22, 2013. Microsoft’s console uses AMD Radeon graphics solution with 853MHz clock speed and 1.31 teraFLOPS, which means it offers 310 gigaFLOPS streams, which is more powerful than Nintendo’s Switch released four years later. Xbox One is also 5.4 times more powerful than Xbox 360. Some titles have notable graphics: Forza Horizon 3, Quantum Break, Gears of War 4, Titanfall 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider.
4. Microsoft Xbox One WILL
Released on August 2, 2016, Microsoft’s Xbox One S received a 7% GPU frequency increase over the original version above. This was mainly done to further satisfy the growing demand for HDR at the time. Thanks to that, the Xbox One S increased the total number of teraFLOPs to 1.4. Some games with notable graphics: Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, Mass Effect Andromeda, Resident Evil 7.
3. Sony PlayStation 4
Released on November 15, 2013, a week before the Xbox One was introduced, the PlayStation 4 was the first contender for the top 3 and the first console to break through the teraFLOP barrier with the ability to reach 1,843. The PlayStation 4 uses an AMD Radeon GPU which allows it to deliver 533 gigaFLOPS compared to Microsoft’s direct competitor Xbox One. This machine is also 7.9 times more powerful than its predecessor PS3. Some games with notable graphics: Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadow Fall, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Order: 1886.
2. Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
Released on November 10, 2016, PlayStation 4 Pro represents a mid-generation Sony console version that allows for increased speed or resolution of some games. With an AMD Radeon based GPU clocked at 911MHz, it delivers 4.2 teraFLOPS, 2.2 times more powerful than the first generation PS4. Some notable graphics titles that support PS4-Pro improvements: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Elder Scrolls Online, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Horizon Zero Dawn, inFAMOUS Second Son, The Last of Us Remastered, The Last of Us Remastered Last Guardian.
1. Microsoft Xbox One X
Xbox One X will be released on November 7, 2017. With an integrated AMD Polaris GPU clocked at 1172MHz, it has 6 teraFLOPS, 1.8 more than the PS4 Pro and 4.5 times more powerful than its Xbox One predecessor.
It’s worth reiterating that the FLOPS increment is not exactly to produce the desired performance. Players need to take care of the bottlenecks mentioned earlier, and should also take care of the various hardware, software, and API factors. This will make the games work smoother and more smoothly.
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