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 bert64 on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 09:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not impressive"
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

It's also a fixed hardware configuration, so developers can program the hardware directly without any intermediate abstraction layers, so just like the original xbox it will perform considerably better than an identically specced computer.

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RE[4]: Not impressive
by lucas_maximus on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 12:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Not impressive"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

We always here this and within a year the PC has better graphics again.

Consoles are great (I have own most of them all at one point or another), but their selling point isn't about being cutting edge.

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