Submitted by Smurf1 411d ago | news

Warframe Dev: "PS4's GDDR5 RAM Opens Up Possibilities for Extra Detail, Video Streaming"

"We recently had a chance to speak to Digital Extremes creative director Steve Sinclair, currently working on Warframe for the PlayStation 4, about how the developer was using the extra GDDR5 RAM of the console, along with benefits derived from the unified architecture." (PS4, Warframe)

Septic  +   411d ago
"You can use the GPU to process physics and effects data. It’s key in shipping a console that is great early in the cycle while leaving the ceiling quite high for hybrid computing techniques in the future.”

Precisely. The PS4 will really come into its own a couple of years down the line. GDDR5 appears to be over-kill to some now, but it just goes a long way in ensuring that the PS4 will be more future proof.
Tatsuya  +   411d ago
Damn right, I can't wait to see all the future titles that will make use of the full capabilities of the PS4. I like to see more devs praising and preferring the PS4 as the primary benchmark for the next-generation.
ThanatosDMC  +   411d ago
Love the PS4 and all but these devs of Warframe talk like their game is the $hit, when it's severely lacking on PC. Gameplay got boring and repetitive. They need to add more stealth or something different that what is currently provided or planned.

It's not even as good as the trailer not to mention the levels are a cluster*uck and the match making is horrendoes because they can have you join a match that is all ready about to end or just ended.

It'd be different if it's Naughty Dog touting what they could do but these devs brag too much.
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Nik_P757  +   411d ago
I can't tell you how excited I am for the GDDR5 RAM. My gaming PC only has 3 gigs of GDDR5 and I've yet to play a game that requires it all. So the 5-6 that we will get on the PS4 will be absolutely amazing; especially a few years down the road.
SniperControl  +   411d ago
You mean DDR3 right? DDR4 is just coming out now. GDDR5 is mainly found in graphics cards.

If you are talking about your GPU, then my bad.
Nik_P757  +   411d ago
Did you not see the GDDR? The G. Again, the G. I have 16 gigs of DDR3. Did you see that, No G. Can you tell the difference now?
SniperControl  +   411d ago

haha jesus, over reaction or what lol.
ShwankyShpanky  +   411d ago
But that's an inadequate comparison. You're shouldn't be comparing 5-6GB of total memory as GDDR5 to the 3GB of GDDR5 that you have on your vidcard, since you've also got an additional 16GB of system memory that the PS4 doesn't have.
cedaridge  +   411d ago
PS4 is a developement friendly console at a friendly price. Good lookin out, SONY! As a customer, I will "Thank you" with my wallet.
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TheOneEyedHound  +   411d ago
4>1 ,Greatness Awaits, Team Playstation
N7Lukas  +   411d ago
Wow. I like how the PS4 is shaping up, but you sound like a corporate robot spouting that nonsense. "Team Playstation"? C'mon man.

Team games! lol.
TheOneEyedHound  +   411d ago
If some ******* can say " Team Jacob " I could say " Team Playstation".
MidnytRain  +   411d ago
"If some ******* can say " Team Jacob ""

But no one likes those guys either, lol.
s8anicslayer  +   411d ago
My PC is still rocking a GTX280 with GDDR3 1 Gig and I'm able to run all current games on pretty high if not ultra settings so Kudos to Sony for choosing ultra fast GDDR5 ram and 5 gigs available for games.
Nik_P757  +   411d ago
That 1 gig of GDDR3 is running Crysis 3 or Tomb Raider on high? You're reaching to far.
s8anicslayer  +   411d ago
Yes reaching but I have done it, currently playing Skyrim on ultra with no hiccups.
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BluEx610  +   411d ago
On ultra @ 800x600. You should try HD gaming. I heard it's pretty good lol.

When you increase the pixels you need like way more VRAM. Right now it's standard to have 2 GB GDDR5 or more for VRAM. With next gen coming up, the memory demand will be increased. Your GTX 280 is not going to last next gen. Time for upgrade =)
Wizziokid  +   411d ago
You have 1GB ram in your PC? GDDR 3 or not that's just silly.

EDIT: fair enough ;)
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creatchee  +   411d ago
No, he has 1GB of DDR3 in his video card. He probably has 4-8GB general memory.
s8anicslayer  +   411d ago
"The EVGA GeForce GTX 280 delivers the extreme performance you have been waiting for, with 2nd Generation Unified Shader Architecture, NVIDIA PhysX and an array of other powerful technologies. 240 CUDA cores running at 621MHz along with 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 dedicated memory and PCI Express 2.0 ensure incredible speed and bandwidth for smooth, detailed gaming. Experience high definition worlds, lifelike characters, and forces of nature so powerful that your palms sweat and your heart races with every frame. Beyond games, watch Blu-ray movies and transcode video much faster than traditional CPUs." I have 8 gigs of memory in my PC. The higher the number at the end, the faster the memory. So GDDR5 is the fastest of those three (and it's usually a multiplier - so GDDR5 is 5x data rate whereas DDR3 is only 3x). The G is supposed to signify designed for GPUs, but often just is added for graphics cards with no real change in design. So DDR3 roughly equals GDDR3, and GDDR5 is faster. That said, you won't find main RAM labeled with the "G"
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RadioActiveTwinky  +   411d ago
Yes its possible but your resolution is deff not at 1080p. Your fps would be almost unplayable. At least below 30 possibly even reaching low 20's at 1080p. You would be turning down some of the dx 11 features as well. Since that card doesnt support the features.
bumnut  +   411d ago
Sorry but I don't believe you, are you playing at 640 x 480? I just sold 2 x 570's because they were struggling with some new games.
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s8anicslayer  +   411d ago
You don't have to believe because I am not looking to prove anything, I'm just simply stating what I do with my setup that's all!
RadioActiveTwinky  +   410d ago
2 570's in SLI is almost on par with one single GTX 670. There is no way they were struggling. Unless you have a bad CPU that is bottlenecking them or, playing at resolutions over 1080p In that case then yes, I can understand and take what I said back.

The most demanding game currently is Metro Last Light and Crysis 3.
Metro with my current setup of 570's in SLI eats the game up nicely. The only thing I turn down is the A.A. I can run that game with v-synch on. The game reaches fps between 45-60. 60 Being 80% of the time.

Crysis 3 I can easily play with a combo of Very High and Extreme, or whatever the highest is called. Same results of 45-60 only difference is 60 fps is 70% of the time instead of 80%.
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bumnut  +   410d ago
Sorry should have mentioned I game at 2560 x 1440

CPU is an i7 950, its a few years old but no game has maxed it out yet.
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CGI-Quality  +   411d ago
There's no way you ran Crysis 3 or Tomb Raider, OR Skyrim, in Ultra, on a GTX 280, in HD, with no trouble. Just no way.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   411d ago
Gotta say, as an avid player of warframe, I'm really looking forward to the ps4 rendition.
akiraburn  +   411d ago
Hey Vashlion, if you want to game together on Warframe sometime, hit me up. I'm akiraburn on there and on Steam (it's actually "akiraburn_" on Steam). I'm on pretty often and always looking for more people to game with.

As long as they can carry my account over to the PS4 version, I'll definitely be checking it out there as well. I have a bunch of people on PSN that I'm looking forward to playing this with.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   411d ago
I usually play either solo, or with randoms, but lately I've been enjoying playing with my clanmates, so sure, next time I log in I'll add ya. My account name is Vashlion on there as well.

They said they were in the works of figuring that out, but there are some issues with it, mainly legal ones between Valve and Sony due to profits and such from use. Maybe they'll do a one time switch for players.(this is according to their livestream yesterday)
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badkolo  +   411d ago
so kudos to sony for using gddr5 which isnt for gaming???
Smoovekid  +   411d ago
GDDR5 is used for Graphics Cards.
dredgewalker  +   411d ago
Yeah gddr5 is not for gaming so I guess video cards that use gddr memory aren't for games /s
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MysticStrummer  +   411d ago
I guess badkolo is one of those guys who keeps repeating BS no matter how many times he's corrected.

*makes a note*
MasterCornholio  +   411d ago
More like DDR3 isnt for gaming because graphics cards dont use it.


Its only logical otherwise NVIDIA and AMD would use DDR3 in their GPUS.
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