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Driveclub Dev: PlayStation 4 Has a Lot of CPU Power, No Need to Worry About GPU Compute for Now

Many are already talking about the ability to perform compute tasks on the GPU of the PS4, that according to the platform’s lead architect Mark Cerny will be available to developers a couple years after the platform’s debut. Evolution Studios is working on Driveclub, one of the console’s launch titles, and Technical Director Scott Kirkland thinks there isn’t much need to worry about GPU compute for the moment, even if the future holds a lot of potential.

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Good_news_every11081d ago SpamShowReplies(5)
nick3091081d ago

We know ps4 is powerful.

NewsForge1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

Powerful?

PWAHAHAHAHAHA

My HD 7990 has 8.2TeraFLOPS of computing power while the PS4 has 1.8TFLOPS. My gpu is 355% faster than your weaky consulz.

ILive1081d ago

Does it also help you solve all of lifes issues, your hd 7990?

ATi_Elite1081d ago

Your wasting your time. Your HD 7990 or my HD7970 CFX set-up with their Super High compute POWER means Nothing to a Sony fanboy.

in their minds a PS4 is the best thing EVER and nothing new in video games will not be capable until it's on a PS4.

So all that fancy stuff we have been doing on our PC's for like a Decade means nothing until a PS4 does it.

(even though with it's laptop 1.8GHZ CPU and it's soon to be outdated an already out classed HD7850 GPU means NOTHING, PS4 is a GOD and our High end PC's are pretty much CRAP)

xxxsiegezzz1081d ago

He said powerful not most powerful.
My 250hp car is powerful, but not as powerful as lamborghini.
I hate rich bitches who claim to own one.

nick3091081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

Pcs dont have the console exclusives, ps4 is strong for a console.

@ati, i never said that, lol. I have a strong pc as well. And i own pretty much all consoles that came in the last decade, so no fanboy here.

Smoovekid1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

You spent $1,000 on a GPU and brag about it on the internet. Well are'nt you cool.

Old_Prodigy1081d ago

Do you really need all that for Half Life?

Heisenburger1081d ago

Well my foppydeefloop terrorpop xoverninethousand puts you to shame.

Actually I just plug and play. Life is all about the simple things.

Abriael1081d ago

yeah, and it also costs almost twice as much as the PS4 by itself.

Perspective, perspective...

thebudgetgamer1081d ago

Did you pay four hundred dollars for all of that?

SchwoererBear1081d ago

As a console gamer I will of course admit that a pc has better performance and power than a console. Why compare the two? they are for different markets and meant to be used differently. I can plug my console into my tv and use it for a casual gaming device. I think it is unfair to try to compare the two in terms of power.

DeadlyFire1080d ago

Most games don't touch 8.2 Tflops unless gaming at 2K/4K resolution. Kinda overkill there.

A console touching 1.8 Tflops is a positive thing. When they release drivers on the console with fully utilized GPU Compute available to developers. Imagine what will happen when they release the same drivers on the PC platform with all its extra power. :) That is the benefit of this console generation to the PC. 1box and PS4 have 12 and 18 CU. Your AMD 7990 has 64 compute units. All of those fully utilized on a PC game will be amazing when the drivers come for it.

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medman1081d ago

All I need now is a release date and an update on what Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, Quantic Dream, Media Molecule, and Guerilla are working on. Someone please get on that.

Minato-Namikaze1081d ago

They probably dont want to overshadow the launch titles. We might hear something at the VGA's

Destrania1081d ago

We'll be seeing some crazy stuff at Europe GDC, GamesCom and TGS for sure. Naughty Dog however will probably announce their new PS4 game at the VGA's.

Dazel1081d ago

Two words, future proofed.

Convas1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

With stacked DRAM, DDR4, ReRam, Dedicated GPUs with ARM processors, PCI-E 4.0 and other tech advancements hitting mainstream within the next 4 years ...

... you can't be serious?

If Nvidia has their way and actually mananges to double the power of the GTX 700 line with the GTX 800 line, gaming will see a jump to 1440p as the resolution of choice.

Which will be out of range EVEN for the PS4.

Future proofed? Not. Even. CLOSE.

GraveLord1081d ago (Edited 1081d ago )

Consoles set the standard for gaming, even on PC. Consoles are the limiting factor. So no matter how much raw power $1000 GPUs have, it doesn't matter. They have to wait for consoles to catch up. Also, most PC gamers game on weak integrated graphics.....

Dazel1081d ago

For consoles it is, there'splenty of raw power in the PS4 that will last it years to come.

As I game on pc mostly, i can have the best of all world's. A bit like now with xbox360 / PS3 and GTX 680 powered pc.

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