Ps4 lead system architect, Mark Cerney talks about the reasons why Sony choose this specific x86.
In Cerny we Trust.
Hold UP! ONLY x86?! WHAAA??? I SERIOUSLY thought they can utilize both. Holy crapper... EDIT: I wonder how they're going to address security issues, IF it ever comes to that. Hopefully for the sake of them it doesn't.
Why would you think that?
^ Well I don't know too much about PS4 design, simply because they haven't released anything relevant. But I'm sure there is a work around x86 to efficiently utilize memory capacity, otherwise it's just retarded to remain ONLY x86. But Cerny is Lord and only he knows best.
They've released pretty much EVERYTHING, but none of it was relevant? Okay...
"ONLY x86?! WHAAA??? I SERIOUSLY thought they can utilize both. " What the hell are you talking about? Using both Power PC *and* x86 at the same time? WTF would be the point? It's a good thing that they're only using x86/x86-64 right now. Makes it much easier to not only get the games made, but also easier to port them to other systems (XB1, PC) and back with less problems.
@PowerVR - I know you're a troll and probably one of greenpowerz multiple accounts, but why in the hell would they use both PowerPC and x86? The whole point is that he wanted to move away from PowerPC because the architecture is more complex. Xbone is the same, both are x86-64 chips.
He"s a coward that likes to PM people then block them so they cant respond back, just ignore him, that's what i do.
^ Yeah, sure buddy! Posted only once to you and received a comment foaming out the "mouth" with curses. Better to leave it at that than deal with an immature fool like you. @gaffyh greenpowerz?! Bro, It's not an issue if your design isn't difficult. Previous generations are x64 bits, so at least IMO it seems it's more of a capacity of not being capable then it is a choice. We're pretty deep into the x64 bit era where computers are taking advantage of it's power capacities. So for the sake of moving forward if that's the reason, then I say they're going backwards, and for progressing onto 128 bit. Probably why they had to have 15 presentations to convince developers otherwise. I'm just curious in how they're going to circumvent memory limitations and security issues. Either way Cerny is Lord, right?!
@P0werVR It's x86, but it's a 64-bit processor. There are no memory limitations.
If you're responding to me, i cant see your post kid, you're ignored, so dont bother, you'd just be wasting your time. But the fact stands, you're a coward, and dont talk to me til you grow some you know what. Aint my fault you cant take bad words. Grow up guy, its a rough world out there.
Oh and if you read this, your magical "scratchpad memory" doesnt seem to like 1080p, think less, ha ha, sucker!
@PowerVR - What Inveni0 said. Architecture is x86, but it is a 64-bit chip.
That guy is a true inspiration.
Thanks Cerny!! This Playstation 4 is more AMERICAN THAN NEVER!
U mean "more AMERICAN THAN EVER"???? THAN NEVER.
so the PS3 with Cell created by IBM and a GPU form NVidia, and an OS based on some Unix system wasn't more American than ever?
Honestly, I don't care how the magic happens! As long as I'm happy with the end product, Sony just need to produce some phenomenal games over the next five to six years and it will be money well spent....
Going by Sony's track record that's not even a tall order honestly. There will be games. More games you have time to play even.
Cerny and company took a lot of time and thought with the PS4. Their effort is paying off so far. @Zancruz I can't wait to see what their big named 1st party studios do though. @insomnium2 There will for sure be games I think for the past 3 generations (PS1, PS2 & PS3) Sony has had the biggest game libraries. Hopefully, we see some real quality titles. I'm sure we will.
Mark and Sony have been very open about the whole PS4 process. I find Sony's as well as Mark's attitude quite refreshing. Like ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day kind of refreshing.
The downside to that though is that we will probably see pc Emulators for Xbone/PS4 long before 360 or PS3(if ever).The next several years is gonna be super interesting.
Cerny deserves a pat on the back, a pint and maybe some special sushi as he's all up in the Japanese culture. Think about if Sony made Ken design another console, the news today would have been of Sony's global liquidation lol. He's done a fantastic job. *tips hat*
Okay lets all disrespect Ken Kutaragi. Lets face it, PS4 may beat PS3, but it will it reach PS1 and PS2 level?
It will ! ALLAHU AKBAH
I for one would love to read about the whole story that made the PS4 possible. :) Bestseller here ?
He had a far more detailed story for choosing this chip a couple months ago. I can't see how this is news...
Why do people care about about Cerny, or any other Playstation representative's attitude? He can be a lying jerk for all I care, it has absolutely ZERO to do with me playing games on a system. I crack up when idiots in the comment section say "Cerny is lord" or "I trust playstation with my life" because I'm sure if you get hit by a bus, they'll all be at your funeral giving your family money. Systems come out, just buy them and play the games on it. Doesn't matter if the company representatives are cool, jerks, liars, murderers or whatever, it has nothing to do with a developer making a game for the system.
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