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Console packs an x86 GPU, 8 GB of DDR3, a powerful GPU, and a custom processor for background processing

Sony Group President Andrew House kicked off Sony Corp.'s (TYO:6758) 6 p.m. press conference with the expected news, commenting, "The demand for a new console were clear....Today we will give you a glimpse into the future of play.  The most personalized gaming experience available today... the most powerful platform ever.We believe that PlayStation 4 represents a shift from thinking of a box or console... PlayStation is the best place to play."

Sony's fourth generation console, which will enter the eigth generation of console wars has been in the works since at least 2007.  The console packs a new x86 processor replacing the International Business Machines, Inc. (IBM) derived CELL processor from the PS3.  The system has 8 GB of DDR3 RAM (unified) shared by the GPU and CPU.  Sony did not specify the hard drive size, but it promises it is "huge".

The new controller has a light bar, which is recognized by a 3D camera on the console, allowing motion control (similar to the Wii, Kinnect, etc.).  The new controller also features a headphone jack and share button, as rumored.  The controller also features a power button that can pause games; all games will be equipped with power save features.

Sony DualShock 4 Controller
 
Games can be downloaded while the console is in the low power/background mode.  The background processing is handled by a secondary "custom" chip.  Lead architect Mark Cerny explains, "[Our] long-term vision is to reduce download times to zero... if we know enough about you we know what game you'll purchase next and download it in the background."

There's also continual support for hardware video compression when the console is on.

The console also supports using smartphones, tablets, and the PlayStation Vita as controllers via custom apps on the latter two (specific platforms were not announced).  Most PS4 titles will be playable on the PlayStation Vita as a secondary screen.

For sharing Sony is pairing up with Facebook, Inc.'s (FB) ubiquitous social network and Ustream.  Describes Mr. Cerny, "By combining the PS4, the PlayStation Network, and these social platforms, our goal is to become the social platform for gaming."

One thing Sony views as key to the upcoming console's success is to woo developers big and small.  Much like Apple, Inc. (AAPL) Sony made it clear that it's all about the developers and will promote small third party studios and big studios alike via abundant resources and a set of accessible APIs.

For big end studios, there's plenty of room for creativity; high end game titles are expected to feature characters with up to 30,000 polygons. Some of the high end games shown off included Killzone: Shadowfall, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Driveclub, Deep (Capcom Comp., Ltd. (TYO:9697)), Final Fantasy (unnamed) (Square Enix Holdings Comp., Ltd. (TYO:9684)), Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Entertainment SA (EPA:SA)), a Diablo III port (Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)), and (now-independent) Bungie's new title "Destiny".

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What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/13, Rating: 0
RE: What the hell?
By TSS on 2/20/2013 10:26:21 PM , Rating: 1
Hey! my little sister uses facebook because she has a life. It's now the dominant chat program to keep in toutch with your friends real life or otherwise, just like MSN was at one time, and AIM/ICQ/IRC before it.

Simply an evolution of possibilities. IRC allowed you to share text. ICQ/AIM allowed you to share files. MSN allowed you to share audio and video. Facebook let's you share just about anything to anybody. To be honest i can't really see what the next step would be, as for a large part of the population this is already a step too far, me included. But atleast i know my sister is informed and has everything set to private as much as possible.

In any case, what worries me more is the quote "if we know what game you're going to buy next we can download it in the background for you". I don't want sony to know what i'll buy next. I want my friends to know, sure, i'll talk to them about cool games coming out, usually try and convince them to get it as well.

But i don't want sony to know or pre-load it for me. Because then, what's to say they won't preload other games "i like"? The point is here i've got no vested interests in convincing others to play the same game. If they won't, i'll find people online to play with. But sony does always have a vested interest, they make a cut on every sale. They are biased and thus listening to them about what you might like is very dangerous indeed, you might find you like everything.


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/13, Rating: -1
RE: What the hell?
By nikon133 on 2/20/2013 10:51:03 PM , Rating: 2
Your experience?


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/2013 11:17:05 PM , Rating: 2
huh? Sorry I'm not cool enough to qualify to have a fb account.

But i have eyes.. and i know losers who constantly access fb with their phones.. its just shows how bored they really are.. desperately wasting time on fb.. its nothing more than pathetic.

Why not do something productive and improve your mind... damn do anything other than giving away your personal information ... for free no less and trolling 'friends'.. of which most are complete strangers.. Totally sad and pathetic!!!


RE: What the hell?
By themaster08 on 2/21/2013 2:33:10 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why not do something productive
Sure, like being an elitist prick, because you're too good to use FB, yet not good enough to waste your time on a public forum complaining about it?


RE: What the hell?
By LiquidM on 2/21/2013 5:25:16 PM , Rating: 2
4K TV is approaching fast. There is nothing on this topic.
3D capability ? Again nothing...


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 6:03:28 PM , Rating: 2
Not too good to use FB.. just not that stupid

Defend your position all you like... not going to change the fact that you give your personal details away for free for the sake of 'fitting' in to your social circles... that's just pathetic.

And yes i dont expect many people to agree with me because popular culture has a commanding influence on the masses... everyones too worried about not being included.. its so sad.


RE: What the hell?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/21/2013 6:08:33 PM , Rating: 2
I guess trying to convince you there is a legitimate use for Facebook, bringing people together from distant geographical locations, is a bit beyond your understanding at this point?


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 6:19:35 PM , Rating: 2
There was a world before FB and it didnt require giving all your personal details, photos and geographical location away and people soooooooooooooomehow managed to say in touch with friends/family.

It amazes me how far people are willing to go to defend FB.. it really show how obessed they. It's it really that important in peoples lives?


RE: What the hell?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/21/2013 6:23:09 PM , Rating: 2
Do I sound obsessed with Facebook? Did I "defend" it?

I'm 35, but you honestly sound like a 50 year old cranky geezer who just doesn't "get" the digital age.

I have family spread out all over the globe. And before you say what I know you're going to say, yes, I DO call them on the phone too. However when I log into Facebook, and see new pictures of my six month old niece, it makes my day a little bit nicer.

What is so goddamned evil about that I ask you?


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 6:44:09 PM , Rating: 2
Haha 50... long way until that.. and for the record your older than me... i'm gen Y.

Perhaps my last comment was too vague... i didnt particularly mean yourself, for the record i normally find your comments insightful and fairly unbais... but if you look at some of the other posts you'll know why i said people are obsessed and defend it unconditionally... its like i've cut down their mother or something stupid like that.

That said.. FB has become this beast that no one can live without, its like the world will fall apart if it goes away or your some sort of social pariah if you dont conform to popular culture. It's like everything must be linked to FB or the stupid masses won't know about your product or service.

Why on earth would people happily live their lifes through FB.. i find that incredibly... well pathetic... dont people care they are giving their personal details/photos away for free?


RE: What the hell?
By Rukkian on 2/21/13, Rating: 0
RE: What the hell?
By NellyFromMA on 2/21/2013 9:37:15 AM , Rating: 1
He asks you to do something productive while he condecends and otherwise looks down his nose at you, despite the fact he sounds like a total moron.

Ignore it because its clear this guys probably been isolated from any worthwhile social circle for the majority of his life as he clearly doesn't value or understand how to communicate.


RE: What the hell?
By NellyFromMA on 2/22/2013 12:56:55 PM , Rating: 2
Lol Trolls be trolling up in here I see -_-


RE: What the hell?
By Helbore on 2/21/2013 11:20:15 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Why not do something productive and improve your mind


What, like bitch about total strangers on the comments section of an internet website?


RE: What the hell?
By nikon133 on 2/21/2013 8:04:40 PM , Rating: 2
It sounds like you don't have a teen in your surrounding.

Youngsters do whatever youngsters did before.

In my time, it was occupying home phone line for hours.

Later on, it was txting to oblivion and back.

Nowadays, when even a teen on a pocket money budget can have smart phone, it is FB-ing.

Are teens losers? I don't think so. They are just kids.


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/21/2013 8:14:08 PM , Rating: 2
Hmmm... well actually i spent 99% of my free time down the beach getting hammered by the surf or building remote control cars/aeroplanes.. just like the majority of my friends.. spending all your time on the phone/txting or fb is a product of nothing better to do with your time.

For the record I do feel sorry for teens these days... their whole lifes are dicated by popular culture.. I mean they all want to be famous, are covered in tattoo(because is so unqiue) and desperately trying to be cool.. ie must own apple, must follow fashion, must have fb


RE: What the hell?
By Skywalker123 on 2/21/13, Rating: 0
RE: What the hell?
By chµck on 2/20/2013 11:04:33 PM , Rating: 2
I like that your view of FB is negative, but your attack on the users is excessively cynical.


RE: What the hell?
By MechanicalTechie on 2/20/13, Rating: -1
RE: What the hell?
By at80eighty on 2/21/2013 9:16:10 AM , Rating: 3
well, it's nice to know you are enthralled with your pubes


RE: What the hell?
By Wolfpup on 2/21/2013 12:52:40 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I'm getting sick of trying to click a link or whatever and a company redirecting me to Facebook. It's like your a major company, I think you can run your own website lol.


RE: What the hell?
By xti on 2/21/2013 11:19:12 AM , Rating: 2
cheap/bang for the bucks brand awareness is moving towards social media.

Dont get me wrong, fortune 1kers's shouldnt be doing this, but for the rest, its a pretty big tool.


X86
By Breakfast Susej on 2/20/2013 8:44:35 PM , Rating: 2
I was thinking about the whole X86 thing, and the fact that the ps4 is essentially a mid spec pc with a custom os and case, and thoughts occurred about piracy. If this thing is this close to an X86 off the shelf PC I wonder if it will be possible for the groups like FLT to crack their games for use on a PC?




RE: X86
By cokbun on 2/20/2013 9:11:39 PM , Rating: 2
i think porting a ps 4 games to pc games by someone other then the developer would be hard, but it opens up emulation ideas.


RE: X86
By Wiggy Mcshades on 2/20/2013 9:22:25 PM , Rating: 4
It would come down to apis. The game engine needs to use parts of the OS like input, network, file system, ect and the way you do that is through apis. The ps4 will most likely use proprietary graphics, audio, and input apis (possibly even more than just those). For example, the ps3 uses LibGCM instead of OpenGL. It would require someone to write a translation layer for those apis. Some games may circumvent the graphics api (to get the absolute best performance out of the system) and those games will basically never run on anything but the ps4 without changes to the engine. There are rumors of the ps4 supporting OpenGL natively (it's emulated on the ps3), so those games would be easier to get running on a PC (running linux not windows), but you'd still need a translation layer for all the other apis.


RE: X86
By Flunk on 2/20/2013 10:13:34 PM , Rating: 4
Considering no one has ever made a reasonably functional Xbox (1st gen) compatibility layer I don't think this is any more likely.


RE: X86
By TakinYourPoints on 2/21/2013 3:28:55 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
the fact that the ps4 is essentially a mid spec pc


A fixed and easily targetable console and a PC are two very different things. People repeating the basic hardware and are missing the point.

People underestimate what 8GB of UMA RAM does, 2GB for code and 6GB for assets. It will be a long time before a developer can use that as the minimum baseline for PC games. Aside from that you have less software overhead, much lower level access to the hardware, etc etc.

Its the same story as before. PCs will continue to improve through brute force while consoles will deliver multi-generational leaps in visual quality on the same hardware. Look at first gen PS2 titles like The Bouncer and compare it with a later title like God Of War 3. A 1999 PC wouldn't be able to pump out 2007 visuals, but again developers aren't doing nearly as much optimization on the PC.


RE: X86
By maugrimtr on 2/21/2013 8:47:05 AM , Rating: 2
Many of those "leaps" require years of experimentation and experience, careful trade offs to remove effects and polygons while retaining some level of visual quality (e.g. dynamic loading), and other level of detail adjustments. Mass Effect 1 and 2 were night and day for this sort of comparison too.

While PS4 developers go through that process, PCs will have cheap mid-range GPUs released every year that are more powerful, can push greater detail and resolutions, and they will bitterly complain everytime a poor console port is shoved at them ;).


RE: X86
By TakinYourPoints on 2/21/2013 6:29:02 PM , Rating: 2
Yuuuup, same as it ever was ;)


RE: X86
By NellyFromMA on 2/21/2013 9:32:20 AM , Rating: 1
LOL! 8 cores and 8GB ddr3 is mid spec? I just cannot relate.


RE: X86
By theapparition on 2/21/2013 10:11:10 AM , Rating: 4
Dell just ran a President's Day special with an 8 core desktop, 8GB memory and 2TB HD for $699. That's pretty mid-range by most definitions.


RE: X86
By Arsynic on 2/21/2013 10:18:00 AM , Rating: 2
Typical console dunce comment. The PS4 is essentially using a laptop CPU and a laptop GPU. Yes it has 8GB of memory, but it's just memory. It's like having 500 GB SSD over a 500 GB HDD. It's still got slower processors than high end PCs.

I would even call it low-mid spec. The fact of the matter is that in a games console with strict TDP requirements, there's a limit to what Sony could put in the machine and that's just plain physics.


RE: X86
By zephyrprime on 2/21/2013 12:12:49 PM , Rating: 2
Not even a laptop cpu. More like 8 netbook cpu cores.


RE: X86
By Breakfast Susej on 2/21/2013 12:17:40 PM , Rating: 2
I just read the Anandtech article, very disappointed to learn that it's 8 jaguar cores.


RE: X86
By Reclaimer77 on 2/21/2013 3:58:41 PM , Rating: 1
I don't think you understand just how much more efficient the PS4 architecture is at rendering graphics than a high end PC. If these specs are to be believed, the PS4 will absolutely slay any PC. Way less overhead in the hardware, way less in the software. The CPU and GPU married on the same die, so they both share the GDDR5 memory.


RE: X86
By Breakfast Susej on 2/21/2013 11:09:10 AM , Rating: 2
Well, actually the PS4 is using GDDR5, which is quite impressive. I was expecting both Sony and Microsoft to cheap out with 2gb and maybe 4 at most, so I'm pleasantly surprised by this.

I'm fully aware that you can do more with console hardware thanks to the low level access to the hardware and the lack of the overhead of Windows. But considering that If I built an enthusiast PC today it would have probably a six core intel chip, 64 gigs of ram, and dual graphics cards with probably 3 to 6gb of ram each, not to mention performance way out of the league of the gpu in the ps4, yes I would consider it a mid to low spec PC as well.

I see the whole thing as very positive though. Being that it will be very easy to cross develop for the ps4 and pc, I see this as a good thing as far as the likelihood of seeing better pc games rather than hasty console ports.


Where the heck was the console?
By Johnmcl7 on 2/20/2013 8:12:18 PM , Rating: 3
Did I miss something or did they not actually show the PS4? I saw the bit early on when they talked about the specs and the controller but didn't see anything of the console itself.

John




RE: Where the heck was the console?
By nikon133 on 2/20/2013 10:58:12 PM , Rating: 3
No they haven't.

Actually the gave no details about CPU/GPU/APU, outside of AMD based x86. Clock, number of cores... all still unknown.

Since it is x86 and easily upgradeable (as long as same socket is in play), they might want to leave themselves a chance to upgrade specs before console is released. Prototype might be running, say, 4 core 2.8GHz, but production model can still get faster clock, better graphics, or even more cores... without having to change whole logic.

In addition, they didn't hand MS a weapon to beat them (by announcing a bit faster specs in a few months time).

I actually think they played this smart.


RE: Where the heck was the console?
By Morvannec on 2/21/2013 7:47:25 AM , Rating: 2
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned at one point during the presentation that the CPU has 8 cores. Might be remembering it wrong though. There was a lot to take in.

Also just to say I'm disappointed to see that the author obviously didn't watch the presentation, otherwise they'd have known Sony said it was 8GB of GDDR5 (that was a "I can't even do that with my PC!" moment).


By maugrimtr on 2/21/2013 8:39:37 AM , Rating: 3
Of course, PCs don't use 8GB of GDDR5. They use 8GB+ DDR3 and then 2GB+ of GDDR5 on the GPU. The difference is that the PS4 must share its memory between the CPU and GPU so it has to go with GDDR5 to stop the GPU from sucking.


RE: Where the heck was the console?
By Strunf on 2/21/2013 7:54:14 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think they are still on time to change the CPU (or are at least very short), while on a PC it is generally easy to change CPU/GPU on a console it's a whole different matter, they have tougher restrictions on power consumption/dissipation, AMD also has to have them ready by launch time, and they are probably using a slightly different CPU/GPU so it's not like AMD has the time or the will to change their GPU/CPU, validate them, and actually produce them.
Generally speaking you don't change things once you set your needs, you wait few months/years and them release a slim or v2 version of the console.


By nikon133 on 2/21/2013 4:59:06 PM , Rating: 2
I think there is a small space to boost performance before production starts. Current prototypes (and developer kits) might be running on some early stage Jaguar logic, or even non-Jaguar logic with same performance level. The beauty of x86... I mean, Jaguar is officially not out yet, is it?


this generation is going to be a lesson
By Quadrillity on 2/20/2013 9:16:50 PM , Rating: 3
If they axe the sale of used games, then the answer is "no". Folks, do NOT let greed win.




RE: this generation is going to be a lesson
By laviathan05 on 2/20/2013 9:41:18 PM , Rating: 1
Well, I've heard there is no optical drive on the system, so all games are digital copies, which is the reason that the hard drive is "huge". This also makes it incredibly easy for them to control the distribution of the game as they will be the only ones you can buy from.


RE: this generation is going to be a lesson
By kypd275 on 2/20/2013 11:41:46 PM , Rating: 2
considering no actual detail specs has been released, especially a major changes such as no optical drive, I think you're getting quite far ahead of yourself here.

You might as well have said you heard from a Martian that the PS4 actually comes with laser guns.


By Saldrin on 2/21/2013 6:09:41 AM , Rating: 2
Lasers are useless without sharks.


By vXv on 2/21/2013 8:16:38 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
considering no actual detail specs has been released,

They got released in the meantime:
http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/130221...

Seems like it does have an optical drive.


RE: this generation is going to be a lesson
By Strunf on 2/21/2013 8:00:42 AM , Rating: 2
I doubt it will come out without a optical drive, while many people buy games using the PSN many still buy them in stores and they for sure will release a console without a Blu-ray drive just to save a few bucks and potentially make people buy the new x-box instead, this one at least is know to have a blu-ray drive (or so it seems).


By vXv on 2/21/2013 10:55:47 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
I doubt it will come out without a optical drive


But it will.


By zephyrprime on 2/21/2013 12:16:43 PM , Rating: 2
Agree. Also, keep in mind that there are still lots of people in the boondocks without broadband and lots of people in second world countries without broadband (even in cities). The infrastructure isn't quite ready yet to remove the optical drive. Also, Sony is the primary pusher of blu-ray and there is no way they will leave blu ray out. Especially since the actual cost of a blue ray drive is only ~$20 for an OEM (http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexAre...


8 GB of DDR3
By Phoque on 2/20/2013 8:15:19 PM , Rating: 2
There seems to be confusion around that, on Gamespot they say it's 8Gb GDDR5 memory with memory bandwidth of 176Gb/s.




RE: 8 GB of DDR3
By Trisped on 2/20/2013 9:40:54 PM , Rating: 2
GDDR5 does not make any sense if the RAM is shared between the CPU and GPU.


RE: 8 GB of DDR3
By Flunk on 2/20/2013 10:16:34 PM , Rating: 2
Sure it does if you want real performance. But for the price, I don't see GDDR5 being worth it. It's just too pricey for the limited benefit. 8GB is a lot.


RE: 8 GB of DDR3
By Wiggy Mcshades on 2/20/2013 10:21:52 PM , Rating: 2
Yes it does. All it would require is a memory controller that supports GDDR5. GDDR does not need to be used with a graphics card. The cpu and gpu only deal with a memory controller they are both ignorant to the type of memory the controller ends up talking to. This is why the same gpu can use ddr3 or gddr5, nvidia and amd both use this fact to create different sku's.


RE: 8 GB of DDR3
By nikon133 on 2/20/2013 10:47:54 PM , Rating: 2
And it was said during the presentation that it will, in fact, have 8GB of GDDR5.

Since RAM is (dynamically?) shared between CPU and GPU, actually having DDR3 would not make any sense. GPU performance would be too much castrated.


RE: 8 GB of DDR3
By Vorian on 2/21/2013 8:46:21 AM , Rating: 2
Last I checked the most recent x86 processors have the memory controller on the chip and none currently support DDR4 let alone DDR5!


RE: 8 GB of DDR3
By webdawg77 on 2/21/2013 10:30:48 AM , Rating: 2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDDR5

"GDDR5 (Graphics Double Data Rate, version 5) SDRAM is a type of high performance DRAM graphics card memory designed for computer applications requiring high bandwidth. Like its predecessor, GDDR4, GDDR5 is based on DDR3 SDRAM memory"

"On February 20, 2013, it was announced that the PlayStation 4 will utilize GDDR5 as system RAM."


X86 GPU, id like to see that....
By danielfranklin on 2/21/2013 12:59:13 AM , Rating: 1
I think there is a typo in the title...
An X86 GPU, id like to see that....




RE: X86 GPU, id like to see that....
By A Hitman on 2/21/2013 1:25:10 AM , Rating: 2
By freeagle on 2/21/2013 4:56:59 AM , Rating: 3
... still, I'd like to see that too


4K Resolution ? 3D ?
By LiquidM on 2/21/2013 5:26:21 PM , Rating: 2
4K ? nothing mentioned..
3D ? nothing mentioned..
Sure Sony cannot ignore 4K.




RE: 4K Resolution ? 3D ?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/21/2013 5:37:13 PM , Rating: 2
Dude the hardware doesn't even exist today to render high detail 4K games at acceptable framerates. Certainly not at this price.

Drop the 4K argument please, it's foolish.


RE: 4K Resolution ? 3D ?
By Phoenix7 on 2/22/2013 1:13:23 AM , Rating: 2
if the ps3 supported 3d, I don't see why not the ps4, and perhaps 4k movie streaming, I don't think they've revealed everything


PC
By macca007 on 2/21/2013 12:38:27 AM , Rating: 2
So it's a pc then, Huge Troll face,Looks like I am going to have a blast on forums over some of my very old comments, It was just a matter of time before they all converge, Soon it won't be known as a console.
Even more reason for me to stick to my pc as why do I want a cut down version of what I already own. I think the PS3 will be the last console in my place.




RE: PC
By xti on 2/21/2013 11:16:58 AM , Rating: 2
idk...why do a bajillion people own a high end computer and have a console in their living room?

entertain your annoying kids, cheap stream machine, dvd/blu-ray, in house multiplayer (you know, with actual people in your living room), exclusive titles, its not that expensive in the long run, less noise/heat, etc etc


can it browse the internet?
By anandtech02148 on 2/21/2013 8:55:00 PM , Rating: 2
PS3 could barely load an internet page, it has browser loading time comparable to Iphone 3g. Often Playstation Network is a ghost town compare to Xbox Live, I need to load a browser to looking something.




RE: can it browse the internet?
By dubldwn on 2/22/2013 12:13:53 AM , Rating: 2
I think browsing an iPhone 3G is much faster than a PS3. They needed to hire somebody. Mozilla. Somebody. The web browser is so bad it almost seems intentional. I could never figure that out....is it the Cell Processor? Horrible.

And I wouldn't be surprised if Playstation Home was the biggest software money pit of all time. Absolutely no direction.

PSN is cool, though.


about subtitle
By Phoenix7 on 2/21/2013 12:29:34 AM , Rating: 2
I heard ddr5 ram but the title says ddr3




Title needs correction
By evolveNow on 2/21/2013 12:54:11 AM , Rating: 2

Console packs an x86 GPU, 8 GB of DDR3, a powerful GPU, and a custom...

should be:

Console packs an x86 CPU , 8 GB of DDR3, a powerful GPU, and a custom...




PS4 Specs & AMD
By BWAnaheim on 2/21/2013 2:28:13 AM , Rating: 2
When I heard the specs, I could not help but think, "8-core = A10-6800" with the two cores per shared memory block architecture of Bulldozer/Piledriver and not 8-true cores. Also, I have a gut feeling the GPU numbers are from a crossfire mode of the Trinity APU and an on-die GPU (separate from the APU). This would put the GPU below a 7800 series, but still allow Sony to claim the stated GPU performance numbers (looking at "GPU" as the independent GPU+GPU processing power of crossfire APU).

Also, the specs from the new Eye look good, but does anyone else think the packaging is just not enticing at all?

Over the years, I have seen too many games played with marketers and specs. Perhaps I am too much of a pessimist now...




Not sure if I like this
By Aloonatic on 2/21/2013 8:28:13 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
if we know enough about you we know what game you'll purchase next and download it in the background."

So how much data will PS4s be merrily downloading in the background, hoping that you'll like it? A family with a couple of these things downloading how many GBs in the back ground are going to cause many a users to have to check the small print of their "unlimited" broadband contract's fair-usage policy, as well as have many dads moaning that their internets are running slow.




no IR port,
By Integral9 on 2/21/2013 8:47:01 AM , Rating: 2
So disappointing. <sigh>




DDR3? No Jason, just no.
By SSDMaster on 2/21/2013 4:58:44 PM , Rating: 2
It's DDR5 how hard is it to copy and paste for you?




By corduroygt on 2/22/2013 6:09:28 AM , Rating: 2
If DT can be successful without even knowing anything about technology and the fact that PS4 has 8GB of GDDR5 (fast, power hungry, expensive) and not DDR3 (slow, less power, cheap) than anyone can launch a site.




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