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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 Nortel on 11/7/2013 4:18:41 PM , Rating: 2
*whooping*?

In 2010 they released the GeForce 580 with 192.4GB/S memory bandwidth. That was quite awhile ago...

Additionally, using memory bandwidth as a benchmark is insane. It has almost no baring on computational speed. A modern GeForce 760 has 192GB/S and is under $250. This card is way faster compared to what the ps4 packs.


RE: very simple
By Reclaimer77 on 11/7/2013 4:43:37 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
A modern GeForce 760 has 192GB/S and is under $250. This card is way faster compared to what the ps4 packs.


And it costs more than half of the entire console alone. Hello?


RE: very simple
By Nortel on 11/8/2013 11:21:44 AM , Rating: 2
A computer can do a hell of a lot more compared to a console. Additionally, anyone who has a console has a computer as well. Simply budget for a $250 graphics card, add to any modern low/mid end computer and you have a gaming machine which trounces the ps4/xbone.


RE: very simple
By ianweck on 11/8/2013 6:38:06 PM , Rating: 2
WTF are you guys even arguing about anymore?


RE: very simple
By retrospooty on 11/7/2013 9:18:28 PM , Rating: 2
That was the high end card. This whole thing started talking about mid range, in fact YOU said it.


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