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World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)

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CPU

4 core (2 core pairs) 3.2 GHz AMD x86 (Steamroller)
aggregate, 10x PS3 PPU performance
512 KByte L2 per core pair
64 bit pointers

GPU

AMD R10x series GPU @ 800 MHz (Tahiti)
aggregate 10x RSX performance, 1.84 TFlops
DX”11.5?
cheap branching
18 compute units, focus on fine grained compute & tessellation

MEMORY:

2 GByte UMA, pushing for 4 GByte
192 GByte/ sec non-coherent access for e.g. GPU
12 GByte/ sec coherent access for CPU
>50% longer memory latency for CPU/ GPU compared to PC!!!
DXT is lowest bpp texture compression format

MEDIA:

50 GByte BD drive
PCAV, between 3.3 and 8x BD, most likely clamped to 6x
automatic background caching to HDD
HDD SKU with at least 380 GByte
downloadable games

EXTRA HARDWARE:

video encoder/ decoder
audio processing unit, ~200 concurrent MP3 streams
HW zlib decompressor
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The Sad Banana
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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
Can someone translate that?


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pushing for 4 GByte


Really? As cheap as memory is this all they put in the next gen system?

That CPU looks good though. Not sure about the GPU.


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Can someone translate that?


buy a gaming pc
or a steambox



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UltimateHog
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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
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Really? As cheap as memory is this all they put in the next gen system?



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However, an important distinction lies in the type of RAM on offer. Each of the PS4's 2-4 GB will be GDDR5 RAM, which is notably faster and more efficient at graphics processing than the DDR3 or DDR4 expected to feature in Xbox 720. NeoGAF techies estimate that this disparity will thus even out, with PS4's memory speed likely compensating for Xbox 720's larger amount (and vice versa)


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translate


get the new xbox


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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
I understand it's faster but one of the biggest complaints some devs have had of the current gen systems was the amount of ram limiting certain actions in games.

Cliffy B and Vonderharr are both on record as saying they had hopes than Sony and MS would just load up the next gen on ram.

Not sure if it being faster and more efficient will make up for the lack of memory to devs or not as I am not one but it just seems like they are missing an opportunity here.
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I understand it's faster but one of the biggest complaints some devs have had of the current gen systems was the amount of ram limiting certain actions in games.


4GB of RAM is more than enough for any game, especially at GDDR5.


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4GB of RAM is more than enough for any game, especially at GDDR5.



That's because the games developed now have to make sure it's more than enough. I see this as a possible bottle neck again going forward.

Consoles once again holding back game development.


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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
I look forward to the ensuing dick measuring contest when both consoles are announced. I unfortunately don't have the technical expertise to clown on the 720s specs.


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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
Solid post


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stout
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I don't care about the dick measuring but I would like to see each of them have specs that won't continue to limit game development.

I know that would put them out of the price range of where a console needs to be but one can dream I guess.


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UltimateHog
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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
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That's because the games developed now have to make sure it's more than enough. I see this as a possible bottle neck again going forward.

Consoles once again holding back game development.


Lol, no.

A PC only needs 4GB of RAM for gaming, anything over that is for other processes, and that won't change anytime remotely soon.


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The Sad Banana
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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
I'm interested to hear what Hog and YouTube client and president cofounder and budding star stout have to say about this.


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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
From the comments and apparently another article

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The PS4 will feature 2GB Unified RAM, shared between the CPU and GPU.


I will just wait until something other than rumors are posted to say anything more.


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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
Has anyone jerked off about how their PC is still better in this thread yet?


stout
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their PC is still better


It really doesn't need to be said as it's pretty obvious this is true but I can if you want me to?

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Image: http://www.gamingogre.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/GloriousPCmasterRace.jpg width = 600
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Brettesaurus Rex
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CPU looks awesome, but only 2-4 GB of RAM? Most PCs come with at least 4 standard now, easily being able to upgrade to 8. Just seems like you're setting ceiling low


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re: World Exclusive: PS4 in deep (first specs)
If true than that CPU will be way better than what the 720 will have. The rumors are the CPU in the 720 will be an 8 core dual threaded @2.2GHZ but most of the cores will be dedicated to the Kinect.


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