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[3]: Not impressive
by twitterfire on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not impressive"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11


Processing power, ram and latency isn't a problem. Disk I/O is.


Processing power of the GPU is always a problem if you want to implement nice visual effects. More graphic calls/second, the better.

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RE[4]: Not impressive
by lucas_maximus on Thu 21st Feb 2013 20:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Not impressive"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

it is, but it is a solved problem for Hi-def screens.

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