And btw, I meant the RAM, not the processor. I read the article in haste that day. I think both processors will be pretty consistent.
I don't know a heck of a lot about the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5, but my understanding is this: Because MS desigened the next xbox to do a lot more than just have awesome gaming graphics they needed a low latency ram and that is why they went with DDR3, but DDR3 is low bandwidth. My understanding is GDDR5 is great for graphics but makes terrible system (CPU) ram because it is high latency high bandwith. And DDR3 is great as system ram. With the next xbox being able to run multiple applications at the same time and being able to switch between then DDR3 was a must, just like it is in a PC. MS has stuffed in a little eDRAM in order to make up for some of the low bandwidth of DDR3.
Sony also has a better GPU I think.
I suspect early generation games will look pretty much the same late generationg games my look better on PS4, game designers often make games for the lowest denominator though. I think GDDR5 is fairly expensive so how that will effect sony I dunno.
I was hoping for a bigger HD on the new xbox.
I think at the end of the day the two consoles won't be that different, and it will come down to marketing.
I'm kind of stoked about having a built in DVR so we can record more games. I hope you will be able to transfer these recorded games to a PC for editing.