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http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/04/04/sources-detail-the-playstation-4s-processing-specs

 

The PlayStation 4, reportedly codenamed Orbis, may utilize custom chips based on AMD's A8-3850 APU and Radeon HD 7670 GPU, sources have told IGN, offering the combined performance of both integrated and discrete graphics processors.

According to the official product specs, the A8-3850 packs a quad-core 2.9GHz processor with an integrated graphics chip. The APU will work in tandem with the system's dedicated GPU, the HD 7670, a DirectX 11-enabled card clocked to 1GHz with up to 1GB of dedicated VRAM.

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The HD 7670 is a rebranded version of last year's HD 6670, sporting identical specs across the board. If you recall, the HD 6670 is the same card that we reported will be used in the Xbox 720. The implication, of course, is that the two systems will effectively go toe-to-toe as far as discrete graphics are concerned.

By current standards, the HD 6670 is an entry-level processor with a price of about $74.99. Benchmark tests place framerate performance for taxing titles games like Metro 2033 and Crysis 2 set to high settings at a resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) with average framerates of just over 30 frames-per-second. The chip also supports HDMI1.4a output, which is necessary for the system's rumored 4k output. Naturally, a comparably lightweight operating system and console-optimized games will likely improve performance, but the PS4's real edge could come from the secondary GPU provided by the APU.

Onboard the A8-3850 is an HD 6550D, which makes the APU capable of running games at baseline specs and lower resolutions without the help of a discrete GPU. When the APU is paired with the HD 7670, however, Sony will be able to utilize an asymmetrical CrossFire configuration to share the load of realtime graphics processing.

Our sources caution that while current plans for the device make use of the the chipsets mentioned, it is possible that changes could be made prior to the system's launch.

With publishers rumored to have already begun development for the system and the system slated for a 2013 release, additional details are sure to emerge over the next few months.

UPDATE: For further clarification, the chips being used in the PlayStation 4 are based on the off-the-shelf parts detailed above and are being custom tooled for the console. Exact specs may vary.



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Damn I only bought the PS3 in Nov 2011 and the PS4 will be coming out in 2013 ;x

I'm gonna either have to get a really good job that pays alot to afford this and the games or wait it out (which I will more than likely) until 2-3 years after the release.

So if I read this right, the PS4 will be able to have slightly better graphics than the PS3, but will be worse for complex things like physics and AI where teh Cell was masterful.

I suppose you don't need sophisticated AI to make a God of War game.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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BasilZero said:
Damn I only bought the PS3 in Nov 2011 and the PS4 will be coming out in 2013 ;x

I'm gonna either have to get a really good job that pays alot to afford this and the games or wait it out (which I will more than likely) until 2-3 years after the release.


That's the better way anyways, because at that time probably there is a hardware revision (slim or whatever) out and the after-launch game-drought might be finally over.



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RolStoppable said:
So if I read this right, the PS4 will be able to have slightly better graphics than the PS3, but will be worse for complex things like physics and AI where teh Cell was masterful.

I suppose you don't need sophisticated AI to make a God of War game.


Where are you getting that?



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RolStoppable said:
So if I read this right, the PS4 will be able to have slightly better graphics than the PS3, but will be worse for complex things like physics and AI where teh Cell was masterful.

I suppose you don't need sophisticated AI to make a God of War game.


So the PS4 is a PS3 duct-taped together with a ... Wii?



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predict! / Can 3DS outsell PSP? / Does Vita have better 3rd-party support in 2014 than 3DS?

Bet with platformmaster918 and ethomaz about PS3 overtaking Wii in total sales.

Bet with Lawlight: How many PS3 will Sony ship over 2013. He wins if that are more than 11 million, I win if it are less.

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Mnementh said:
BasilZero said:
Damn I only bought the PS3 in Nov 2011 and the PS4 will be coming out in 2013 ;x

I'm gonna either have to get a really good job that pays alot to afford this and the games or wait it out (which I will more than likely) until 2-3 years after the release.


That's the better way anyways, because at that time probably there is a hardware revision (slim or whatever) out and the after-launch game-drought might be finally over.


Yep I'll be doing that with the 3DS as well xD!

Though I really want to get a PSVita and a Wii-U before the end of 2013.



Direct X is what's killing these rumors for me, I think the people making this crap up should really find out exactly that it is

BasilZero said:
Mnementh said:
BasilZero said:
Damn I only bought the PS3 in Nov 2011 and the PS4 will be coming out in 2013 ;x

I'm gonna either have to get a really good job that pays alot to afford this and the games or wait it out (which I will more than likely) until 2-3 years after the release.


That's the better way anyways, because at that time probably there is a hardware revision (slim or whatever) out and the after-launch game-drought might be finally over.


Yep I'll be doing that with the 3DS as well xD!

Though I really want to get a PSVita and a Wii-U before the end of 2013.


That urge I felt with the 3DS, so I bought it already a year after launch. But at the moment I have enough games to keep me busy.



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predict! / Can 3DS outsell PSP? / Does Vita have better 3rd-party support in 2014 than 3DS?

Bet with platformmaster918 and ethomaz about PS3 overtaking Wii in total sales.

Bet with Lawlight: How many PS3 will Sony ship over 2013. He wins if that are more than 11 million, I win if it are less.

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lol...if both Sony and Microsoft release systems with these specs, I full expect Valve to announce a console and own them both.