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[5]: Not impressive
by smashIt on Thu 21st Feb 2013 22:57 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not impressive"
smashIt
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that bus still has to keep 8 x86 cores fed on top of that. It is a definitive improvement over the current APUs which are BW starved under DDR3,


i wouldn't be so sure about this
ddr is optimised for random access, gddr for high throughput
gddr for a cpu is probably as bad a choice as ddr for a gpu

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