Teraflops don't matter, though, never mind allegiance. It's a number (I've been through this will all of my graphics threads on here and not a single user could tell which one of my 3D works had more teraflops [gigaFLOPS are actually what we go by on PC, but same principle] to pad them). Still, I have no stake in this 'console war' (especially with a device that does most things better), but it's telling that you say: "We may not see a difference in gameplay but that’s not really the point". That should be the point. What's on paper is on paper, but real world results are what actually drive things forward. It's like saying a Honda Civic has better specs on paper than a Toyota Corolla and that's all that matters, even if the latter is more reliable, gets better gas mileage/fuel efficiency, and sells more. No matter how much that Civic has the technical bragging rights, Honda will take notes on where they needed to focus.
When you remove a horse from the race, the clouds also begin to disappear.
Well said. But until we do get multiplat to compare side by side the on paper is all we have to go on. The internet won’t wait another 8 months to have accurate comparison discussions, the arguments will merely change once those results are in.
And I completely agree, MS was wise to take notes from the early years of the current gen, it shows in the specs overall.