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[2]: my take
by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE: my take"
tylerdurden
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I would be interested in knowing about the OS this thing (PS4) uses. I can't imagine Sony coming up with a custom x86 OS, from the ground up, for this thing.

It sucks for AMD though. They could be having some cool APU-based tablets/latops running on DDR5... alas, it's not "comoditized" enough in the PC space (yet).

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