Sources: The Verge, Ars Technica, Joystiq, Engadget
quote: Radeon HD 7970 GE GPU (slightly less powerful than the PS4 GPU) http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Edition-CrossFireX-Graph... +$350
quote: Here's my go at a more realistic $600 build that can (easily) compete with a PS4: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22YrW Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22YrW/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22YrW/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.97 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($195.66 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Microcenter) Total: $622.57 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 21:17 EST-0500)
quote: As for the CPU, it's 2 4-core Jaguar chips clocked at 1.6 GHz each. Those are laptop chips, not full-fledged Desktop chips. That A10 should run circles around it.