Submitted by rfeldur 887d ago | opinion piece

Five Reasons Why New PS4 "Leak" Is Likely Fake

According to Generation Eight.com:

A new rumor started based on a supposedly leaked internal Sony document detailing the specifications of the PS4. First off, I would be willing to bet my bottom-dollar that IF such a document really is detailed out somewhere at Sony's HQ, it is guarded very heavily, maybe even under penalty of death for looking at it without authorization? Okay, jokes aside, the point is, sheets like this very rarely prove real, but it DOES occasionally happen.

So why call this one out as fake? There are a few big reasons why, five in total. (Next-Gen)

Nitrowolf2  +   887d ago
The 20GB should have been enough to anyone to know it's a fake.
Walker  +   887d ago
With 20gig ram i alone can render avatar in realtime !

Edit: @ limewax
With specifications of the PS4 on that pic, render avatar in real-time is so easy . I am a programmer and speak with the documents !
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limewax  +   887d ago
I detect the sarcasm, but fuuny thing is, even with all that we would still be miles from rendering something like that.

And people ask how much further games can go graphically
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OccludedGamer  +   887d ago
I don't dispute your field of expertise. But as a serious question, and out of curiosity why is it that Cameron required such a large render-farm (WETA) to produce the movie?

Doesn't WETA churn out 32x104 terabytes of memory?
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Hisiru  +   887d ago
10 gig of ram is very cheap now but a GPU including 10gig of ram? Lol... No way.
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FACTUAL evidence  +   887d ago
20 GB or RAM was defo the giveaway. Also, I don't find anything credible about sony hardware until sony says it themselves. I highly doubt the ps4 would even have over 2gbs of RAM if even 2!
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xAlmostPro  +   887d ago
Number 1, because it was a joke post from 4chan /v/ yesterday.

Articles aren't even needed
sourav93  +   887d ago
Can't you get Alienware machines with 24 GB system RAM?

P.S. I know the specs sheet is fake/a joke, but just speculating...
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hay  +   887d ago
Or devkit specs.

Be aware of the fact that PS2 had 32megs of ram, while it's devkit got 128. PS3 had 512, devkit 1GB. It would be only sensible to give PS4's devkit additional, slower GDR memory for development and give a punch with around 8GB of XDR in retail machines, which sounds reasonable.
However with past and recent complaints about PS3's memory and Sony's plans to introduce MMO gaming to consoles, extra 2gigs make sense.

Cell sounds also probable, or at least I hope it to be true.
Playstation CPU progressed so far in 16x increments. 16PPE and around 100 SPEs fits like a glove.

With Sony's plans to push QuadHD in upcoming years and their 10 year console life cycle plan, 2160p also sounds reasonable.

NVIDIA also used "Quantum leap" term with their Quadro Plex and 22nm modified GPU would have reduced amount of memory compared to the original down from 4 or 8GB.

If this chart is fake, it's pretty good. Better than most fakes.
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Shikoro  +   887d ago
Dude, technology doesn't work that way. You can't just add execution units to a CPU as much as you like. The first consideration is the die size, the second one is the TDP, the third one is making sure that all cores are properly connected with a wide enough bus which wouldn't clog the data flow, and many more.

You probably don't understand half of this so why bother speculating about something you don't know.

Don't mean to be offensive, just saying what it is... Sorry.
hay  +   887d ago
Yet ironically, you didn't understood the other half of what I wrote.
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iamnsuperman  +   887d ago
I do not think the first point is really proof it is fake. Yes developers had a hard time to develop for it but it has turned out pretty well for everyone. I think the main reasons this is fake is the ram (point 2), the 2160p (point 3: seriously that doesn't make sense considering those tvs that are capable for this output and are affordable are unlikely to hit the market for the next 10 years) and the backward comparability (point 5: the number one reason why for me this is fake because it goes against business practises that Sony has adopted which are becoming very profitable)
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kneon  +   887d ago
2160p TVs, often referred to as 4K, have been on the market for a couple of years. This year they finally went from insanely expensive to just really expensive. But within a couple years they will likely have dropped down into the range of current high end 1080p TVs.

It wouldn't surprise me to see them hit mainstream prices within 3-4 years.
Tony-A  +   887d ago
I'm not tech expert, but the "2160p" part of the specs don't even sound close to legitimate. It looks to me like whoever wrote that sheet just added 1080p + 1080p to get the number. Again, I'm no tech expert, but past resolutions don't just multiply to get the next thing:

480 + 480 is NOT 720
720 + 720 is NOT 1080

And plus, isn't the next big resolution 8K?

As excited as I would be to hear some of the things on the sheet to come true, there are way too many things that scream fake...

haha.... 20GB of total RAM.... pssh
iamnsuperman  +   887d ago
I think the person who created this saw this:


"Phillips has made a 3D Quad HDTV with a native resolution of 2160p.[5]
Sony plans Quad HD TV to launch between 2010 and 2020. Holographic Versatile Discs and Blu-ray Disc may be used for 2160p video, since it theoretically has a storage capacity of up to 10 Terabytes"
kneon  +   887d ago
2160p is a legit resolution. You will usually see it refered to as 4K or Quad HD, or Quad Full HD.
NYC_Gamer  +   887d ago
Who really thought those specs were legit?
ieatbabies  +   887d ago
Dear generationeight.com

No shit?
Baka-akaB  +   887d ago
A new low is attained ... a shitty top 5 article about a shitty fake ?
DivineAssault  +   887d ago
I know its probably fake but its not impossible. Dev kits always have more RAM than the final product so who knows? I do know that EPIC stated PS4/XB8 arent strong enough for the Unreal 4 engine so maybe they gotta put in some stronger guts.. We can only be sure around this time NEXT year.. smh
DivineAssault  +   887d ago
The final product may cut the ram in 1/2 making things much more likely.. Like Wii U dev kits having 2GB of ram but the final is probably gonna have 1
Rashonality  +   887d ago
this sheet proves one thing, that if u believe it you should be shot out of a cannon into the sun...
TheBrownBandito  +   887d ago
Respect! Bubbles.
numonex360  +   887d ago
Too good to be true. 10GB CPU and 10GB GPU is not even available in top end PCs.

2GB CPU and 2GB to 4GB GPU would be more in line with the average PC and at a cost effective mass production unit price point.

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