Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 18:18 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Games Late last night, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 - sort of. It's got a custom 8-core AMD x86-64 processor, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a custom Radeon-based graphics chip. It's also got additional chips to offload specific tasks like video (de)compression (livestreaming is built-in!), and there's a large focus on streaming games, but most of it is "an ultimate goal" instead of a definitive feature. It won't play PS3 discs (but will eventually stream many PS3 games), and, while there's some weaselwording involved, second hand games are safe. The biggest surprise? The console itself wasn't shown because it's not done yet. No joke. No price, no release date (other than somewhere before the holidays).
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RE: my take
by twitterfire on Thu 21st Feb 2013 18:48 UTC in reply to "my take"
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The x86 in this thing will make it much more attractive for hackers. They'll want to get Windows booting on it and play PC games. Or Linux now that Steam is on there.

Even if the CPU and GPU are made by AMD, they are custom. So no Windows and Linux on it unless you have drivers.

The hardware will be very good and and probably it won't be very expensive, I see the reason why some guys might want to use PS4 as a regular PC.

Edited 2013-02-21 18:51 UTC

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