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: Comment by jigzat
by redshift on Sat 23rd Feb 2013 17:35 UTC in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
redshift
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...plus it does not have an OS as the middle man between the game and the hardware.


It will have an OS... just not a bloated general purpose OS. Ideally, everything will be tightly optimized and trimmed down to the bare necessities.

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