The unseemly power struggle that's currently being waged between the Xbox One and PS4 camps has taken a turn for the worse for Microsoft, with developers claiming key areas of the Xbox One hardware are up to 50 per cent slower than PS4's internals.
The key claim covers Microsoft's new console's Arithmetic Logic Unit, which, according to a developer quoted by Edge, is around 50 per cent slower in Xbox One then in PS4. The same source also says Xbox One is between 40 and 50 per cent slower at memory reads, with the unnamed developer saying: "Xbox One is weaker and it's a pain to use its ESRAM."
Meanwhile separate sources have suggested Microsoft's graphics drivers are undeveloped and are still causing problems for coders this late in the day, with the machine's launch now just a couple of months away.
Not that it really matters, as the cross-platform dross that's set to flood both machines will be produced in such a manner that it's easy to build on both PS4 and Xbox One. If Xbox One's a bit (or a lot) weaker, the output of both next-gen machines is likely to suffer. [Edge]