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: Not impressive
by noelrobichaud on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 19:24 UTC in reply to "Not impressive"
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2013-02-22

The PS4 specs ARE pretty impressive because they have used the PS3 resources incredibely well: dynamic processing to alter priorities of processes, reallocating resources from lowest to highest.

Imagine what they will do with 8GB of GDDR5 Shared Memory GPU/HOST interface, considering the PS3 had hardwired 256MB GPU and 256MB HOST.

Btw: "The native operating system of the PlayStation 3 is CellOS, which is believed to be a branch from the FreeBSD project." Quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_3_system_software

Another point I would like to make: 'BOTTLENECK'
The only bottlenecks today are CPU speeds and your personal budget for your computer builds.

CPU only plays a 15%-20% role in slowing down even the finest GPU.

Disk I/O? hogwash. Enter "RAID CALC" in a google search and then tell me again how Disk I/O limitations are the cause. You can build a disk subsystem that will saturate your meager 4GBs of RAM in a hurry.

There is no problem in this world that cannot be overcome by throwing enough money at, and fix it quickly. Oh no, sorry, I'm wrong: GREED! We can't fix GREED.

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