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“If You go With 4GB of GDDR5″ RAM on PS4, “You Are Done,” Said Randy Pitchford

Our very own Anthony Severino was able to be a part of a roundtable with Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher Relations at SCEA today, with a whole bunch of different topics being discussed, and one of them was all about the PS4 and its RAM.
- PSLS (PS4)

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Bleucrunch  +   976d ago | Intelligent
Now this is how you go about listening to your audience. You get a suggestion you take it back to the round table of guys/gals and assess if this suggestion should be strongly considered and what are the pros and cons of this suggestions. THEN you make a FINAL decision and move on. Bravo SONY this is how all companies should work.
TrendyGamers  +   976d ago
I couldn't agree more, they are awesome.
Nitrowolf2  +   976d ago | Well said
the 8GB of Ram was a good decision.

But Randy, I will never forgive you for Aliens.
abzdine  +   976d ago
PS4 was made by developers for developers which will benefit to the consumer in the long term.

PS4 ftw

Greatness awaits
Campy da Camper  +   976d ago
Just preordered from GameStop! They almost sold out. The entire district here in the PAC NW is almost completely sold out!!!! Damn!!
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BitbyDeath  +   976d ago
Funnily enough 4GB GDDR5 is about what Xbone has available for games.
badz149  +   976d ago
erm...the XBone doesn't have GDDR5 at all! it's a single pool of 8GB DDR3 for the whole system.
BitbyDeath  +   975d ago

Yea but they have 5gb ddr3 for games which is slower than gddr. So it is more or less equivalent to 4gb gddr5
moparful99  +   975d ago
@bitbydeath The ps4 has Unified GDDR5 architecture. This setup places both the cpu and gpu directly on the motherboard with short pathways from them to the ram. If im not mistaken I remember reading that the PS4 architecture uses a mother die/daughter die setup that creates a high bandwidth low latency architecture.. Sony designed the ps4 about as well as they could have for the money.. Its going to be interesting to see just how much of a difference this decision will make.

Found a great article that better explains all of this..
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Tr10wn  +   975d ago
Ill just said it like it is, i wont buy Xbone or a PS4 but Cload Computing>GDDR5 RAM eventually, if you dont know what it is just google it.
darthv72  +   975d ago
sort of like
when Epic told Ms they needed to up the memory in the 360 from 256 to 512.

Its good when the platform holders listen to the developers suggestions.

the PS4 and the games will benefit greatly from a wise decision like this.
showtimefolks  +   976d ago
GDDR5 will pay of in later years of console life

8GB ram is huge when considering that last gen we were at 512MB and maybe 1GB lol

still the only difference we will truly see is when 1st or 2nd party developers work on the system
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a_bro  +   976d ago
to be honest i thought consoles were going to have 1 or 2 gbs at max. this caught me off gaurd to be honest.
Slade23  +   976d ago
Xbox 360 - 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz

PS3 - 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

I guess this is it.
dantesparda  +   976d ago | Intelligent
Xbox 360 - 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz

PS3 - 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @ 700MHz + 256MB XDR RAM clocked @ 3.2GHZ

this is it.
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pixelsword  +   976d ago
"GDDR5 will pay of in later years of console life"

Good, it means I can wait a few years while the price drops. :D

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showtimefolks  +   976d ago

i think this is the first time in a long time where i won't be buying the system on day one, my ps3 will still be supported so i will wait for things to calm down after holiday season before picking one up hopefully in a bundle

also this way if the system has any issues most likely those will be fixed by march 2014
Doctor_Freeman  +   976d ago
@pixelsword "Good, it means I can wait a few years while the price drops."

@ showtimefolks "also this way if the system has any issues most likely those will be fixed by march 2014"

We're on the same page, I'm thinking I'm gonna wait (play it by ear) till bugs get worked out, maybe a price drop (not holding my breathe) and games start to get released.
Triforce079  +   976d ago
Ram isnt going make for better games i'm sorry but wiiu games at E3 prove this Beyonneta2,X,MK8,ect ect look way cooler than anything ive seen on ps4 or xbone so far and thats that.

Wiiu is said to use 1.5GB RAM on games in the future so basically you can compress memory by 10 fold on Havok nextgen and gain more speed whilst doing this so higher performance with alot more ram for textures and AI ect in other words if you used 512mb just on textures you essentially have 5GB to play with and lots left for nextgen physics and AI so all this ram talk really gets me mad.

Ive always said let the games do the talking and Nintendo did that in spades at E3,yes they left a few big titles out like Zelda,Metroid,ect but hey next E3 will showcase these games and they will look fantastic i heard Retro is thinking more of a Metroid universe and it will take time so i can be patient for them titles,but yeah wiiu E3 won in my eyes by far,ps4 has lots but the games just seem the same not nearly as fresh as what Nintendo have in store.
showtimefolks  +   976d ago

the only thing i got to say is watch MGS 5 extended trailer

the moment they are on top opf the mountain and says welcome to Afghanistan damn that looks stunning

also we didn't see the best looking games till 3-4 years in so wait, i like wiiu for what it is but let's not get over board nintendo isn't trying to push any graphics boundaries, and that's fine because they go with different and new art style for their games

that 8GB of ram will pay of down the road
moparful99  +   975d ago
@triforce ""ps4 has lots but the games just seem the same not nearly as fresh as what Nintendo have in store.""

Did you seriously say that nothing on the PS4 looks as fresh as the wii u lineup? Wow so the deluge of the typical 20 Mario games, Zelda games and more iteration of old franchises like smash bros and donkey kong is fresh?

Need to take off your Nintendo colored glasses man. I guess ignorance truly is bliss.
Zebaz08  +   975d ago
Triforce, so mario kart 8, another smash, other donkey kong, a zelda remake are all fresh for you? xD,
Rhythmattic  +   975d ago

Looking @ your recent anti sony posts, it wont matter what the PS4 price drops to..

Your here to do a number one on the four . where in fact the One is a number Two.
kneon  +   975d ago
8GB was to be expected, each gen Sony has increased RAM by a factor of 16. People laughed when I suggested they might have 8GB but it's right on schedule.

We need a new law to go along with Moore's law, call it The playstation law, each gen will increase RAM by a factor of 16.

So next gen we're looking at 128GB :)
Slade23  +   976d ago
God Sony, they're on a ball Right now. @streeks I hope these companies taking a lot of notes because they need it.
b-real  +   976d ago
With 4 straight years of losses - amounting to billion's and billion's of dollars - yeh, Sony Corp is the ideal company for companies to 'take notes' on /s
moparful99  +   975d ago
@b-real THE most successful game company in history is exactly who you want to take notes from. Sony has the two best selling consoles of ALL TIME in the ps2 and ps1 respectively. Not to mention the playstation division is in the black and has been for a while now... Just because they don't nickel and dime their consumers to death in order to make their financial reports look stellar doesn't negate their importance to the games industry as a whole.
waltercross  +   975d ago
@ b-real

Be a gamer, not a Financial officer.
“If You go With $499″ for Xbox, “You Are Done,” Said ME
sobekflakmonkey  +   976d ago
to be honest, pitchford was right, if Sony went with 4gb's it would have been over for them, MS would have taken the console market by storm and Sony wouldn't of been able to keep up graphically to the Xbone, BUT because they did go with 8gb's that leaves 6 or 7 gb's of gddr5 ram for the devs to use, which beats out MS' 5gb's of useable ddr3 ram, my only issue is...why didn't Sony use ddr3 as well as gddr5, I mean in any gaming rig, thats basically what you have, your GPU has gddr5 ram in it (mine has 4gb's) and then you have your ddr3 ram thats inserted into the motherboard by itself (I have 16gbs) I feel like that might have gone over better, being that gddr5 is better at certain things and ddr3 is better a other things...but I don't know...I'm still excited anyways..
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peowpeow  +   976d ago
There's articles and some good comments on the benefits of shared memory as opposed to the split cpu/gpu RAM. Seems a good choice
nosferatuzodd  +   976d ago
indeed lol
Boody-Bandit  +   976d ago

I concur.
That's why I pre-ordered the PS4 for $399 as my next generation console. More power, more studios, no restrictions, no DRM, just games, games, games and more games. Plug and play entertainmentgasm.
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WeedyOne  +   975d ago

"why didn't Sony use ddr3 as well as gddr5, I mean in any gaming rig, thats basically what you have, your GPU has gddr5 ram in it (mine has 4gb's) and then you have your ddr3 ram thats inserted into the motherboard by itself"

Its because the memory on the PS4 is unified and shared between the CPU and GPU. Meaning the CPU and GPU pull from the same source of memory.
nosferatuzodd  +   976d ago
Indeed well said
Triforce079  +   976d ago
WiiU uses 1GB and is said to use 1.5GB in the future,so please explain why Beyonneta2 and X look graphically better than anything ive seen so far from E3 ?? games do the talking not RAM and graphics are only as good as your gpu ect and bandwidth ram in wiiu's case lots of edram cache and edram in general makes it miles faster than ps4 fact and games like mk8 with them graphics at 60fps show this.
Dannycr  +   975d ago

Crack is a hell of a drug. A family friendly version of Bayonetta and the Awesome looking game from Monolith aren't even close to any of the next gen games showed by Microsoft or Sony.

Please leave the fanboy blinders at the entrance.
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LeCreuset  +   975d ago

"WiiU uses 1GB and is said to use 1.5GB in the future,so please explain why Beyonneta2 and X look graphically better than anything ive seen so far from E3 ??"

Because you need glasses?
moparful99  +   975d ago
@triforce so this
looks graphically better then this?

Dude you are drinking way to much Nintendo Koolaid.. Bayonetta 2 is a game being developed for a system entering its second year on market and the ps4 hasn't even launched yet and Killzone has considerably better fidelity than bayonetta 2..
Zebaz08  +   975d ago
Triforce , stop trolling. You are not even good at it
Neonridr  +   975d ago
While I enjoy Triforce's enthusiasm, you can't deny his truth that Monolithsoft's game looks like something you would expect to see on the PS4 or XB1. That game is quite stunning, especially for a Wii U game.

Nintendo first party games look completely different because of the art direction and style of the games. They look beautiful in their own ways. Pikmin 3 looks gorgeous.

But Titanfall and KZ both look amazing as well.
Eck0  +   975d ago
@Triforce079 was watching the trailers in 240p.. probably.. even COD ghosts looks better (ima big COD fan {i know shut up} and COD looks shitty for being 'next gen') than wiiu best graphics.... wii u is just an xbox360 who takes protein shakes (graphically) speaking
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danthebios  +   975d ago
Im thinking its going to be the era of Ps2 all over again with the ps4:)
Chucky2003  +   975d ago
Yeah,too bad that Randy Pitchford doesn't and fucked up the Aliens game
Kaneda  +   975d ago
"PS4 was made by developers for developers which will benefit to the consumer in the long term. "

Not this generation, but next generation you will see DRM just like M$. Like you say about Pay to play online... just inevitable...

M$ caved in to developers, $ony will too.
waltercross  +   975d ago
MS Just loss consumers so I don't think Sony will follow anytime soon.
Kaneda  +   975d ago
Both consoles are not on the market yet. We don't know the numbers. But you just hope that M$ isn't going to pass 40 mil. Because if they do it is just INEVITABLE...
dbjj12088  +   976d ago
Ummm, they aren't right? Why is that a worry? I thought 8BG of ram was confirmed?
Enemy  +   976d ago
IF they would have gone with 4GB, which was originally planned. Yes, 8GB was confirmed at the PlayStation meeting in February.

The funny thing is that 4GB GDDR5 is still much better than 5GB DDR3.

Bring on Borderlands 3 for PS4. >:)
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Cam977  +   976d ago
Regardless, both the ONE's RAM and the PS4's RAM are very good in my opinion. Well, maybe not the BONE's as it could face issues later on in its lifetime, but the PS4's is basically limitless.
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PFFT  +   976d ago
Yes no doubt BUT the difference wont be really noticeable.
Elit3Nick  +   976d ago
This is true, a lot of people don't realize that a lot of gaming rigs still use DDR3 over GDDR5
CaulkSlap  +   976d ago

Xbox One's RAM is pretty decent DDR3 but there's a reason they don't use that kind in graphics cards. It's great for CPU related functions but the much lower bandwidth makes a huge difference in graphical rendering. The reason Xbox One has the EDRAM and the "Move Engines" is to try and compensate for that. PS4 doesn't have the problem to begin with.

Read some good in depth hardware analysis articles (by people who know way more than me) and it seems like PS4 is about as perfectly balanced architecture for a game machine you could design.
hakesterman  +   976d ago
I think 8 GB's is over kill myself. I have a PC and i have a 2 GB DDR5 Graphics card that play's the best and newest games in 1080P at 60-75 FPS and the most Ram it ever uses is 4 GB. So what is the other 4 GB's of Ram going to do for the PS4? Anyway all is well i guess.
badz149  +   976d ago
"a lot of people don't realize that a lot of gaming rigs still use DDR3 over GDDR5"

dude, do you even know what you're talking about? most gaming rigs today are already using GDDR5! if your pc/laptop only use DDR3, it's probably NOT a gaming rig because that means it uses integrated graphic, not a dedicated graphic card!

any pc/laptop claiming to be for "gaming" MUST have a decent GPU, which in this case ALL of them are using GDDR5 already!
waltercross  +   975d ago
@ hakesterman

Are you sure you mean DDR5?
My Video card uses 2GB GDDR5.
mushroomwig  +   976d ago
Read the article, Sony were thinking about going with 4GB until they were convinced to double it.
wishingW3L  +   976d ago
and the funny thing is that he convinced Sony by ranting: "you guys, you never listen, you’ve never been good at this stuff."

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2pacalypsenow  +   976d ago
No The articles says that they were talking to Randy pitchfork about the Ps4 and said we are using 4GB of ram and Randy said if you are then the PS4 will be a failure so then Adam Boyes thought about what developers want and said HEy we can do 8gb of ram
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Gardenia  +   976d ago
And all of this for 399
wishingW3L  +   976d ago
it could have been like $300 with 4Gb of GDDR5. But then they would take 1 for the OS and only 3GB for games. =/
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CaulkSlap  +   976d ago
I think a year ago 8 GB GDDR5 would have cost about $300 alone. Now probably still like $100 but will only get cheaper. Sony just hit the absolute perfect timing here when the costs came crashing down.
richierich  +   976d ago
Who cares what Randy Pitchford says
torchic  +   976d ago
clearly Sony does, and boy will it pay dividends
Belking  +   975d ago
Well he should of given them advice on how to sell tvs too.
waltercross  +   975d ago
TV's have way too much competition, Gaming Consoles don't.
InTheLab  +   976d ago
humbleopinion  +   976d ago
It seems many people do, and even more people should. Here's an amazing lecture from him at DICE summit:

So glad Sony managed to pull 8GB of GDDR5. Last gen Microsoft listened to Epic suggesting them to increase RAM from 256MB to 512MB and it was probably the smartest decision they made - helping them surpass the PS3 in terms of performance. It's funny how the tables have now turned :)
NameRemoved0017  +   976d ago
Ram speed does not matter that much for games so stop using GDDR5 as a huge performance boost.
Here is a good video on what ram speed does for games:

I am sorry but the bottleneck for the next gen consoles is the horrible CPU (its about 1/3 the power of an intel i5 desktop cpu)

The faster speed WILL matter for the gpu though it is a huge performance boost over the xbox ones VRAM speed NOT RAM
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mushroomwig  +   976d ago
So what? The article is regarding the amount of RAM itself, not the type.
sarlucic  +   976d ago
And why would ram speed matter more in photoshop than in games?
Autodidactdystopia  +   976d ago
I understand that you are still hyped off e3

but trust me when I say this. Ram speed matters WAY more in compute intensive programs than in games.

I know the ps4 is beastly and yes gddr5 is the better choice

In laymen terms
Fat pipe slow stroke

the fat pipe allows for parallelism and large chunks but can afford high latency due to the fact that it can do other things while its waiting like "rendering" on a gpu cough cough gaming with tons of gpu accelerated post processing etc etc.

Skinny pipe Fast stroke

not too skinny but smaller I/O channels and only writes or reads per cycle
however the latency is much lower meaning compute intensive tasks can access ram in smaller chunks much more quickly. needed for things like "rendering" on a cpu cough cough photoshop max maya c4d etc.

so ram speed does matter in photoshop more than in gaming but that is negligible.
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hakesterman  +   976d ago
Photoshop doesn't require anything close to DDR5 Memory.
Autodidactdystopia  +   975d ago

first there is no such thing as ddr5 memory.

and what you said doesn't make much sense.

gddr5 is in reality much much "slower" than ddr3
however it makes up for it in bus width 512bit as opposed to ddr3s usually lower bus width.

and the fact that ddr3 only reads or writes per cycle and ddr5 does both read and write per cycle.

and dual clockspeeds.

but photoshop when being used for more than just your basic "paste a face on a guy" gets very compute intensive for people in that industry. complex projects are known to eat memory like 16gigs for breakfast, and in a compute intense environment latency is king, ddr3 is low latency and perfect for pcs and applications :)

gddr5 is entirely based on ddr3 with added features for cramming data from parallel sources ie gaming. meaning when the gddr5 is forced to wait due to its high latency the system can do other things.

wait used in a very genral manner as the time spent waiting is usually on the order of nanoseconds haha :)
Axonometri  +   976d ago
Really? No difference, in any way? Why would anyone decide to use it then? lol
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NameRemoved0017  +   976d ago
CPU and GPU bottleneck long before ram does because ram is already very very very very fast. I have a ramdisk and my ram is @1866 right now and if I benchmark my ram disk it gets 12GBps read/write.
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Axonometri  +   976d ago
Your missing the whole picture though hdshatter.
Enemy  +   976d ago

PS4 has more memory than Xbox One has in its DDR3 + ESRAM combined. Let's not forget GPU domination as well.
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koolaid251  +   975d ago
But all the games I seen at e3 look similar to the xbox 1
god_o_war  +   975d ago

On the Gametrailers interview with Tretton he says that according to devs the PS4 is a much more powerful console and that if you compare the games side by side (multi-platform Im guessing) it'll be obvious that they look and run better on the PS4.

We will just have to wait and see how true this is but my guess is the mans probably right!
Tundra  +   976d ago
GDDR5 RAM enables a larger memory bandwidth cap. Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate that data can be utilized before it starts choking up. If my game settings require up to 180 Gb/s at times and my memory bandwidth is only 160 Gb/s, then I'm SoL and I have to turn down either the resolution, texture resolution, AA, AF or Field of View. If I don't, I get a stutter fest.

DDR3 naturally has a lower mem bandwidth when taking into consideration the same conditions (memory bus, clock rate, etc.)

The RAM capacity is important for how much data is stored for the game. If the game is over the max, too bad so sad. You're going to have a bad time and the game will probably crash.


GDDR5 can possibly allow you to have an easier time running higher res textures and higher resolutions without running into the bottleneck of an overbearing data flow.
wishingW3L  +   976d ago
it was developers who asked for unified GDDR5 so there most be an advantage.
PSVita  +   976d ago
The bigger issue is there's only 5GBs for the the XBox while the PS4 has 7GBs.
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badkolo  +   976d ago
when did ms say this, iwanna see ms say this and ms reveal its 8g ddr3 and where they mention the actual specs, cause so far i cant find them other then people spitting out stuff that hasnt been coinfirmed
PSVita  +   976d ago
Maybe your just not looking hard enough.
kingPoS  +   976d ago
It's not just the ram that gives the ps4 a boost. It's the sum of all it's parts.

That why their going about it having a balanced architecture.
neogeo  +   976d ago
@HDshatter. Your video link does not apply to APU's They are highly dependent on ram speeds and make huge differences in fram rates in games.

see real results.
kydrice  +   976d ago
Looking back, I'm still blown away by the fact that they only had 256mb of ram for the PS3 and devs were still able to make the most of it. I can't wait to see what 8 freaking gigs will do. Even my Titan only has 6.
PSVita  +   976d ago
And for the price, its just amazing.
ftwrthtx  +   976d ago
Having developers help create the platform is genius.
TrendyGamers  +   976d ago
Yeah, it ensures they can make the best possible games on the PS4.
Benchm4rk  +   976d ago
Yeah its what Microsoft done with the original Xbox. Asked developers what they wanted. That's why it got a hard drive built in and higher specs. Pity they didn't do that this time around
Virtual_Reality  +   976d ago
Didn't other sources saying is now using 7GB? (for games)
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danny818  +   976d ago
Maybe because the os is using 1 gig
WeaseL  +   976d ago
1gb is for the OS the other 7gb for games
ziggurcat  +   976d ago
8GB of total RAM with 1GB dedicated to the OS, i believe. still, 7GB of RAM dedicated to games is a lot better than the 5GB dedicated to games on xbone (since their OS will chew up 3GB).
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PSVita  +   976d ago
It's all because they wanted to make it a second cable box and force kinect on us.
badkolo  +   976d ago
and you know this for a fact, how?
kane_1371  +   975d ago
ummm he knows it since they announced it themselves
waltercross  +   975d ago
@ badkolo

Because MS Said so duh.
MS Said Kinect Required, MS Said you can use it like a cable box...ya know watch stuff on TV Via your XBO. Games took a back seat on the XBO since all that TV Crap is eating up resources that could be used for...gee I

MS is Targeting new Audiences so many Xbox fans will suffer because of it.
pimpschitz  +   976d ago
PS4 is going to dominate this entire Gen.
Der_Kommandant  +   976d ago
It has already begun
pimpschitz  +   976d ago
My buddies have been supporting XBO, and I see their side. I don't agree with them but I see their side. Most of the games that were shown at the XBO conference (that I'm interested in) are multiplat. I can't wait for a lot of games to come from XBO to PS4 and it runs better.
C-Thunder  +   976d ago
I have 6 friends that were 360 only this gen and every one had already preordered the PS4.

It will dominate.
dmeador  +   976d ago
I have 7 friends that were PS3 only this Gen and every one had already preordered the X1

It will dominate
masa2009  +   976d ago
You sure don't need 8GB of GDDR5 to play Aliens CM.
RememberThe357  +   976d ago
Well played.
Destrania  +   976d ago
The same amount (8gb) of shared highly superior GDDR5 RAM in addition to a 50% more powerful GPU (and possibly a more powerful CPU as well) all working together in perfect harmony will easily demolish the XboxOne as far as game quality. It already has. The PS4 version of multi-plats are already confirmed by devs to be the best version (duh). And launch title exclusives are already showing their might. The Order 1866 looks incredible as well as The Dark Sorceror tech demo, both running real-time on PS4. Don't ever say that you won't be able to notice a difference between versions (unless the multi-plat dev is incredibly lazy, which honestly won't stand for next-gen). BTW, I was blown away by the PS4 demos of Watch Dogs, The Division, and Assassin's Creed IV (just saying).
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tuglu_pati  +   976d ago
link or it never happened
Destrania  +   976d ago
This too and I might as well throw this in + Jack Tretton even said 'PS4 is without a doubt the most powerful platform hands down, go ask the third party developers' those tech demos were real-time on ps4 vs. at the Microsoft conference where they showed a bunch of pre-rendered bs
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tuglu_pati  +   976d ago
Boom! that's a lot of links!

"The PS4 version of multi-plats are already confirmed by devs to be the best version (duh). "

where are the links proving this? I see a link where Sony think they have the best version (duh! like they are going to say otherwise.

"And launch title exclusives are already showing their might."
This is just your opinion.

" The Order 1866 looks incredible as well as The Dark Sorceror tech demo, both running real-time on PS4."""

Tech demos you said it.

Anyway i have no doubt PS4 will have better looking games down the road.
tuglu_pati  +   976d ago
"go ask the third party developers' those tech demos were real-time on ps4 vs. at the Microsoft conference where they showed a bunch of pre-rendered bs"

SpinalRemains  +   976d ago
Wow 7 links.

It happened.
Der_Kommandant  +   976d ago
Alien fans remembers.
1nsomniac  +   976d ago
Anything Gearbox touches is shit, not just Aliens.
TrendyGamers  +   976d ago
Not a fan of Borderlands? Or were you more talking about DNF?
1nsomniac  +   976d ago
Talking about all their games in fact I would rather play DNF over either Borderlands games.
Destrania  +   976d ago
This just proves once again that Sony is for the developer and the gamer. It's incredible all the fantastic moves they've made along the way to bring everyone the absolute best console for gaming. In Mark Cerny we trust lol (just had to throw that in there)
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1nsomniac  +   976d ago
I absolutely hate Randy Pitchford, in fact if I explained exactly how much I hated him I would be banned from here.. Lets just say I think him & his team are the laziest most over-rated devs in the entire industry & have been since the original Half-Life days.

...but I'm going to have to kneel down & say thank you Randy Pitchford, your inability to work with standard format & demand for extra so that you can continue with your poor coding has actually as a bi-product given Sony some serious extra life for the PS4 that actually will make a huge difference.
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Gh05t  +   976d ago
Wow I couldn't have put it better myself.
Pillsbury1  +   976d ago
No more gimped 3rd party multiplatform titles. Ps4 will be the lead console for multiplatform titles, Sony is all about the developers . Sony is king again.
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Destrania  +   976d ago
I really do hope all multi-plat development for next-gen is lead on PS4. Developers would be stupid not to, honestly.
Half-Mafia  +   976d ago
So what does Randy Pitchford think of the 5GB DDR3 on Xbone.
mmj  +   976d ago
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MattMawko  +   976d ago
Is it just me or does anyone think Randy Pitchford looks high in most of his interviews?

A bit off topic.
maximaz  +   976d ago
sprinterboy  +   976d ago
Imagine what the games will look like come E3 2017, just wow. Wonder what the games would have looked like if sony went with a nxt gen cell with 8 Gb ddr5 ram.
CaulkSlap  +   976d ago
It would have been an absolute disaster if Sony kept using the Cell. They tried stay away from the traditional PC hardware format with PS3 but they just lost money and it went nowhere. Just made sense to build the perfectly balanced game PC in a box and know how to use it from day 1.
Bonerboy  +   976d ago
Who cares what Randy "the douche" Pitchford has to say or thinks? He should go work for MS as his bullshit would fit right in with those unscrupulous knobs. Impress me with a great game for once and dont intentionally mislead people so you can sell your shitty games and THEN maybe I'll listen...but I highly doubt it. You Goof.
DivineAssault  +   976d ago
They killed M$ by doing this i bet.. M$ spies prolly thought that sony was going to stick with the original 4GB so they thought 5GB of ddr3 would be more than enough to kill em.. Glad they pulled this last minute upgrade to double.. Now they have 7GB of GDDR5 for games! theyre going to look incredible in the nx few years.. Hell, they look great now
badkolo  +   976d ago
im happy it got the 8g ddr5, impressive stuff will come from this but i can see devs giving more love to ms versions for stepping up with the drm for them,
kane_1371  +   975d ago
Many devs have abandoned DRM already, examples are Ubisoft, Red Disk project, Capcom, Rockstar, Activision even.
But they might bring back the pass for their games on X1
sync90  +   976d ago
So this is why Killzone SF only used half of the ram.
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cunnilumpkin  +   976d ago
the ram is great in both next gen consoles, what is troublesome is the slow cpu, I imagine this is where devs will into a bottleneck, and the ps4 will have a large advantage that much of the cpu's load can transfer to the more versatile gddr

the gpu in the ps4 is also pretty good, the xboxone is going to be quite a bit behind, also, if they don't drop the price $100-$150 and get rid of the crazy drm crap, they are DONE!
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CaulkSlap  +   976d ago
This gamble paid off so well. 8GB GDDR5 would have seemed astronomically expensive just a year ago. Timing worked out perfectly for the manufacturing tech advancement.
dmeador  +   976d ago
Gambles don't pay off until you have the money. It will be about two years to see if the risk reward was worth it
CaulkSlap  +   975d ago
No. They already took the gamble on GDDR5 in the early design phase and it's paying off now during production in that they can actually afford to put 8GB in the thing. Just a year and a half ago 8GB GDDR5 would have been about about $300 alone. Now it's around $100. If prices hadn't come down so much, PS4 would have either been stuck with 4GB or had significantly less (but faster) ram than Xbox One. But instead it has both faster and more ram available to game developers (7GB vs 5GB). Double whammy.
swerve121  +   976d ago
Everyone here is forgetting that the xb1 is always connected and using the cloud for more power. They said the system has the power of 3 XB1 with the cloud. This console was is not gonna be easy as everyone is making it sound.
kane_1371  +   975d ago
everyone is forgetting that because it is Bullcrap and not possible.
MikeyDucati1  +   976d ago
It's incredible to see how they were the laughing stock at the beginning of current gen to now where they are loved by mostly everyone in next gen. They seem to be making all the right moves. But good lord, honestly that console is pretty ugly. Doesn't matter! I'm still getting the PS4
Tei777  +   975d ago
They've been the most loved since 2010 :)
hellvaguy  +   975d ago
Agree with you on ps4 making most all the right moves, and also both next gen consoles are ugly as sin.
Plagasx  +   976d ago
Still waiting for that Aliens Colonial Marines game Randy...

oh and not that crap we got.
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MikeyDucati1  +   975d ago
Of all the Aliens games that you have played, would you say Aliens: CM was the worst? Cause compared to what atrocities that came before it, it wasn't that bad...
Hazmat13  +   976d ago
honestly i was wishing to see Metro Last Light on PS4 tech in there conference.
MasterD919  +   976d ago
MS had time to rival what Sony was offering (in terms of hardware). Yet, they decided to proceed as planned...
hellvaguy  +   975d ago
Hardware I don't see as any relevant difference between the 2.Maybe several years from now, idk Plus, MS has still not officially released it specs other than the ram and its an 8 core cpu.

Biggest difference for a lot of people is going to be drm and the higher $100 price tag.
Tyre  +   975d ago
in reply to your ignorant PM. OH man, your a blind fanboy http://www.washingtonpost.c... and didn't your read about PRISM? Do your research ignorant fool. DATA ON INDIVIDUALS IS THE NEW CURRENCY. Keep trusting the ones that trust no one.
hellvaguy  +   975d ago

It's obvious from your childish insults your very young and immature. But besides that the link you posted hasn't nothing at all to do with this thread on console hardware.

Furthermore, it goes on to say that hardware is for tracking foreign terrorists which for one an thankful for. Only a fool would think terrorist shouldn't be sought after.
Tyre  +   975d ago
@ Hellguy I'm not going to argue with you again, because it is clearly that your faul in your intent, you knew damn well that you blocked me, yet you act in your reply as if i'm a child. Listen dude, only a fool trades in his expensive earned freedom for some little terrorist acts. Terrorist attacks did not increase since the seventies. The RAF & PLO hijackings went by and nobody even considered to give up their privacy for false security(these 'socalled' for the greater good security is mostly for protection of a few government properties instead of ordinary people) More people die EVERY YEAR of the ordinary flu than of terrorists acts. Since 9/11 our perception of it via the media is that it's more dangerous than a world epidemic. More money is being poured into secutity than research on Aids/Clean Energy/Cancer/dangerous viruses etc. The Germans in Europe are the most against this spying because they know and have learned that governments with these kind of powers turn bad, it is a given that these powers will be abused. The Germans have experienced this Twice in the history. I suggest you do more research to improve your perception of the value of our freedoms. I do not wish to speak to you anymore. You say these things because probably you have a job with the government. Privacy has been institutional as a protection against a overpowered state. Read the constitutions. People have fought and died for these freedoms. What the terrorist intent is that we give up our freedoms like them and imprison our selfs. Don't send me any PMs, will you please?
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