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Sony offered a teaser video on Twitter

Sony's PlayStation Twitter handle posted a video today that teases the next-generation console, which will be announced February 20, 2013.

The PlayStation Twitter account posted a tweet saying, "See the future," with a link to the teaser video for the new console. It doesn't reveal any images of the hardware or gameplay, but rather a vague collection of shapes related to the PlayStation console and controller.

Check out the video here:


The next-generation PlayStation console, dubbed PlayStation 4, is rumored to have a custom chip based on AMD's A8-3850 with a quad-core 2.9GHz processor and a 1GHz graphics card with 1GB memory. Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony's vice president of home entertainment, recently said that the company planned an announcement at the E3 gaming event in June, but that an announcement could come earlier. Clearly, the latter is true.

Source: Twitter



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RE: hmm
By B3an on 2/1/2013 10:15:57 AM , Rating: 2
"A better comparison is that a 2006 PC would be able to pump out WAY better graphics than the PS3 released the same year"

No it wouldn't. The consoles are highly optimized and have lower level access, they still have finer hardware control for some things than even the latest PC hardware (its slowly catching up though). You have more control over memory as well on consoles, you can just go in and change specific things more easily. Doing the same task on PC is often less efficient, although being as the PC hardware is faster it often cancels it out.

When the 360/PS3 come out they could easily match a high end PC graphically, even though PC hardware was technically more powerful.


RE: hmm
By ktemple on 2/1/2013 10:28:14 AM , Rating: 2
Funny story: The PC hardware wasn't more powerful. The consoles came out with stronger graphics than anything out at the time. It took time for PC GPUs to catch up, especially if you're talking about the mid-range.


RE: hmm
By dubldwn on 2/1/2013 11:56:16 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
When the 360/PS3 come out they could easily match a high end PC graphically, even though PC hardware was technically more powerful.

That was true when the 360 came out. The PS3 launched on almost the exact same day as the 8800GTX.


RE: hmm
By SlyNine on 2/2/2013 4:19:18 AM , Rating: 2
The PS3 was based on the 7800 series. The 8800GTX was far more powerful.


RE: hmm
By SlyNine on 2/2/2013 4:22:01 AM , Rating: 2
The 1900XT was also far more powerful than what the the 360 had under its hood, according to anandtech. The 48 unified shaders had about the same amount of power as a 800XT. They were not on the level of a 1800XT or 1900XT.

Just because the 1900XT had 48 unified shaders, and the 360 had the same amount does not mean they were the same GPU. Common misconception.


RE: hmm
By SlyNine on 2/2/2013 4:24:06 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry just to clearify; each individual shader for the 360 was on the level of a single shader on the 800XT.


RE: hmm
By dubldwn on 2/4/2013 11:55:34 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah. That's the point I was making.


RE: hmm
By retrospooty on 2/1/2013 12:04:22 PM , Rating: 2
"When the 360/PS3 come out they could easily match a high end PC graphically"

No, they couldnt. In some ways, especially physics, triangles and all that they were better... But they were dramatically lower quality with regards to textures and fill rate. Especially textures. Low res blurry horrible looking textures ruins the whole thing.


"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton














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