Playstation 3 Vs Xbox 360: Analyzing The Two Best Gaming Consoles

Often it is difficult to choose between two gaming consoles of reputed brands. The article compares some of the features of Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

There have been lots of confusions whether Sony playstation 3 is better than Microsoft Xbox 360 or the other way round. Both consoles boast good indy support with games like Braid on XBLA and PixelJunk games on PSN. Both are available with big titles like Street Fighter HD and Mega Man. So, what are the differences between the two consoles?

CPU:

The CPU of Xbox 360 has vector processing power and a dot product instruction. The console also has three general purpose CPU cores and each core has 128 vector registers per hardware thread with a shared 1 MB L2 cache and a dot product instruction. The CPU of Sony Playstation 3 allows an environment where 87.5% work is DSP calculation and 12.5% work is general purpose computing.

GPU:

The GPU of Xbox 360 is more powerful than that of Sony playstation 3. Continue reading