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PS4 'noticeably faster' than Xbox One, sources claim

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Developers suggest performance differences are "significant and obvious"

Sony's PlayStation 4 is significantly faster than the Xbox One, according to development sources speaking to Edge.

Despite Microsoft's effort to close the gap as much as possible before release, Edge claims that memory reads on PS4 "are 40-50 per cent quicker than Xbox One", and that the graphics chip's ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit) is around 50 per cent faster by comparison.

Testimonials from alleged developers also suggest the PS4 has clear advantages.
"One basic example we were given suggested that without optimisation for either console, a platform-agnostic development build can run at around 30FPS in 1920×1080 on PS4, but it'll run at "20-something" FPS in 1600×900 on Xbox One," read the report.

One developer is claimed to have said: "Xbox One is weaker and it's a pain to use its ESRAM".
Microsoft recently announced it has improved the cons…