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Take a look at the PS4's innards a week before its release

Only a week before release, we finally get a glimpse of the PlayStation 4's guts -- and it's looking beautiful, both inside and out.

Yasuhiro Ootori, Sony engineering director, conducted an exclusive teardown of the PS4 in a Wired video. Ootori takes it apart piece-by-piece to show exactly what Sony's packing in its latest console.

One of the biggest changes you'll see from PS3 to PS4 is the integrated power adapter. This eliminates the need for a large mass on the outside of the console, making the design cleaner and more convenient. 

Another huge change is the switch to an x86 CPU architecture. This is what's typically used in PCs, meaning that it will be much more developer-friendly than the PS3. While the PS3 touted the powerful the Cell Processor, it made life hard for game developers. 


The video also shows a 500GB hard disk drive; 8GB of GDDR5 memory (eight on each side of the main processor for a total of 8GB); a secondary processor for network processing with low power consumption; two heat pipes for the heat sink; an 85-mm-diameter centrifugal fan, and ports for USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI, optical audio output and an AUX connector for the camera. 

The PlayStation 4 is set to release November 15 in the U.S. and November 29 in Europe. It'll be priced at $399. 

The PS4 will be competing with Microsoft's Xbox One this holiday season, which has a November 22 release date in the U.S. and is priced $100 higher than the PS4 at $499. 

Check out Wired's full video here

Sources: Wired [1], [2]



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RE: very simple
By corduroygt on 11/7/2013 12:06:28 PM , Rating: 2
No commercially available AMD APU comes even close to the PS4 GPU and memory system under the hood. They have much fewer shaders, ROPS, and attached to a 128-bit DDR3 interface opposed to 256-bit GDDR5.


RE: very simple
By Motoman on 11/7/2013 12:07:46 PM , Rating: 1
Sure...but this thread is talking about the PS3, not the PS4.


RE: very simple
By corduroygt on 11/7/2013 12:51:20 PM , Rating: 2
The specs listed under the "PS3" make it obvious that it means PS4 and was a typo. PS3 is also $199 vs $399 of PS4.


RE: very simple
By Mitch101 on 11/7/2013 5:17:44 PM , Rating: 2
Sony plans to charge a monthly fee of $9.99 in the United States and 6.99 euros in Europe for playing multiplayer online games on its PlayStation 4 console scheduled to debut this month.

Seems a little steep.

https://www.google.ca/#q=sony+plans+to+charge+%249...


RE: very simple
By corduroygt on 11/7/2013 6:23:38 PM , Rating: 2
It's $10/month, $20/3 months, or $50/year. If you're not an idiot, you'll buy it yearly.


RE: very simple
By BZDTemp on 11/9/2013 5:00:04 AM , Rating: 3
You need to look closer (as does the people that wrote the article you're linking to). To play online with the PS4 then for a Sony first it is gonna cost money, however you do get a lot more than just online play.

Currently a Playstation Plus subscription gives you:

- 12 free games* for the PS3
- 6 free PS vita games
- New free games each month
- Discounts when buying games online (sometimes huge discounts)

And Sony is saying once the PS4 is out they will do more for it, so the subscription is much more than just play online. The Playstation Plus thing is cool enough that loads of people have been subscribing on the PS3 where it is not needed to play online. Also one subscription will cover all three systems, something which I can see will mean a steady stream of games even for the old gear :-)

*It is worth nothing the games aren't crappy ones. The PS3 list currently includes Uncharted 3, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, LBP karting...


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