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Submitted by karamsoul 844d ago | opinion piece

10 Facts You May Or May Not Know About the PS4

Angie Santiago from SpawnFirst reports: "We’re back with some more news about the inner workings of the PS4. Again, from Computer Bild comes 10 facts that you probably didn’t know about the PlayStation 4 (translated and laid out for you in an easy to read format!) They ran some tests and answered questions via their YouTube and Facebook pages. Some are already known to everyone while some are more informative." (PS4)

GreenRanger  +   844d ago | Funny
"The PS4 needs 21 seconds to fully boot up. However, this was tested on a developer kit so this could change by launch."

21 seconds?!!

I hope they can shorten that boot up time.

It would be embarrassing if a console boot up time was longer than my sex life.
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M-M  +   844d ago
"It would be embarrassing if a console boot up time was longer than my sex life."


I hope this isn't the case, it only takes my PS3 about 10 seconds to boot up.
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lashes2ashes  +   844d ago
It has a save/sleep mode like pc that takes almost no electricity so I don't think it's really made to completely power down very much. Wake up time is the true test .
FamilyGuy  +   844d ago
Definitely gotta be shorter than that on the retail units, I already know the sleep mode boot time is instant though.
minimur12  +   844d ago
"As you already know, the PS4 can play Blu-Ray movies as well as DVDs. However, the console doesn’t seem to play audio CDs. The feature may become available in the future, though."

If I'm not mistaken I'm pretty sure you can't 'emulate' compatibility for Audio CD.
AgentSmithPS4  +   844d ago
21 seconds is ok for me, I'll need that much time to wipe the nervous sweat from my hands before I gently grasp the dualshock4's udders.
black0o  +   844d ago
lol .. i think this is only the test kits
Xsilver  +   844d ago
get your sex life in check mine shorter than this sentence
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Ezz2013  +   844d ago
that because it was tested on Dev kit

"It would be embarrassing if a console boot up time was longer than my sex life."

21 sec ?! WOOOW
dude how can you hold that long ? @_@
showtimefolks  +   844d ago

Stop it man stop it lol lmao

Come on darling let me please you
Starts up ps4
16.5 seconds later
Comes back to ps4 and says you are my true love lol

Husband: did you know ps4 takes 21 seconds to start
Wife: really well at least something in this house can go over 20 seconds
Husband: isn't listening since he has pulse headset

Wife SMH lol

Sorry about extremely bad
Extremely tedious humor
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Skate-AK  +   844d ago
Haha. Bubz.
Rageanitus  +   844d ago
Add an SSD in the machine.
nypifisel  +   844d ago
Does the next gen consoles support SSD? I'm honestly at a loss there.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   844d ago
Is that from the system being completely shutdown or in standby mode.Because I remember them saying that it would be ready to go immediately coming off of standby a while back.
Insomnia_84  +   844d ago
I assume the standby mode will be immediate like the Vita.
Fil101  +   844d ago
Well at least you have somthing to do while your waiting for the ps4 to boot up
Kingthrash360  +   844d ago
dang it is 21 sec for boot up...all good tho just enough time to wipe the drool off my ds4
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Bathyj  +   844d ago
I'm sure there's a harddrive, joystick, floppy disc joke in there somewhere.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   844d ago
Damn some viagra or somethin....shit!
xtremeimport  +   844d ago
Didn't know it doesn't play Cds.
That isn't a HUGE deal, but i usually use my Playstation to play christmas cds around the holidays.

A little nit pick for me.
karamsoul  +   844d ago
DialgaMarine  +   844d ago
It says it can't play audio CDs, but can it at least burn them like the PS3 can? I mean I know it's kindof a useless feature in this age, but I still would like to have some music stored on my system so I can listen to music while I play games. Hopefully Qriocity will do that, if anything.
Skate-AK  +   844d ago
Nope. Pretty sure I read they took the write cd to HDD feature out.
FamilyGuy  +   844d ago
yeah you can copy files to the PS4 and play them as digital audio files but the PS4 isn't made to read audio CDs or play them.

So only data disc with audio files like mp3s will work. They mentioned this waaaaay back in February but I'm still lost on why. I never buy let alone used audio cds but I never expected them to not work :/
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DarkBlood  +   844d ago
so your saying it cant read off the CD *i assume this has something do to with the laser drive?* but it can rip music off of it and put it on the system?

so im guessing i can use my ps4 for games and blu-ray movies which would be obvious i know that lol
LordDhampire  +   844d ago
What the fuck is a CD?
FamilyGuy  +   844d ago
Dave Chappelle moment...

It's like koolaid, only it comes from fruit.
cell989  +   844d ago
you mean rip them? doesnt seem like thats possible, as I remember reading an article where Sony confirmed that the laser reader on the PS4 is not compatible for Compact Disks, so maybe not even a firmware update would fix this.

I recommend you rip them on your laptop, then transferred them to your PS4 via USB flash memory
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   844d ago
Useless!? Sony tripped on that one....bigtime. always good to have that option.
Godmars290  +   844d ago
"The console plays movies at 4K resolution. However, games retain their resolution of either 1080p or 720p. Implementing a 4K resolution to games would essentially cost game developers far too much money."

"Implementing a 4K resolution to games would essentially cost game developers far too much money."

And yet Sony and MS both have been touting 4K as if it were something easily done.

The gaming industry never learns.
Rageanitus  +   844d ago
The truth is 4k gaming uses sheer raw power.
Only top PC gaming rigs can run games at a reasonable FPS at that rez, and still that depends on intense the game is.
Godmars290  +   844d ago
One you're missing the part where 4k resolution would cost more. Two I've never head of 4k demo for PC, meaning no PC dev is worried about it.
neogeo  +   843d ago
games in 4k and even rigs that are cutting edge struggle with it.
ruefrak  +   844d ago
Well, I think they're touting 4k media such as movies. I'm not even sure why everyone is so concerned with 4k gaming when:
A: Very, very few people own 4k TVs. And I'd be willing to bet that J.J. Moneybags who does own one isn't wondering when he can play Call of Duty on it.
B: Most games today are still at 720p, so maybe we can get to 1080 before worrying about 4k.
Majin-vegeta  +   844d ago
Time to rip all my Bone thugs CD'S to my PS4 and jam while playing.
Deadpoolio  +   844d ago
Wow people still listen to them...Hmmmm who would thought
Majin-vegeta  +   844d ago
There pretty much the only relevant rappers nowadays.Everyone else just sings about Money,weed and punani
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   844d ago
I think the 4k thing is Sony, future-proofing the PS4. It will come and Sony will be the one to push it.
As for Microsoft, I honestly cannot see it as part of their long-term strategy - more a "we could do that too' thing.
Oh and for you young guys, 21 seconds was the time it took to get undressed, back in my day. Now........well......oh sh*t......forgot what I was going to say lol
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christrules0041  +   844d ago
Seems like it took 21 seconds for your ADHD to kick in. Lol jk
ovnipc  +   844d ago
What a troll! Shows you have no idea what the x1 can do. And you have not seen one in action. You will be surprise of the power behind the x1, just wait and stop trolling. Both consoles are great, but don't put down the x1 when u have no idea of what u r talking.
IcicleTrepan  +   844d ago
There is no long term strategy for the generation of machines that the Xbox One and PS4 are in. Neither are capable of 4K gaming.

And before you start about 4K movies think about this for a moment. A 4K movie is over 100GB in size. You cannot fit that on a blu ray disc and nobody is downloading 100GB movies anytime into the distant future. so much for future proofing, you are talking out of your ass.
SaulGoodman  +   844d ago
21 seconds? Are people that worried about a 21 second boot up time? Give me a freaking break, worry about things that really matter pussies.
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saikorican  +   843d ago
My PC takes its sweet fucking time booting up so 21 seconds to me is nothing, could probably use the time to go to the bathroom or something. No time to stop once it's booted.
WitWolfy  +   844d ago
Thats about the time my RGH glitch chip takes to kick in. Not the end of the world im used to it.
bigtrucknd  +   844d ago
Now another reason to hold onto my PS3. I can't believe the PS4 can't play cd's. I love having physical copy of music. I just assumed that feature was a given.
Hicken  +   844d ago
After a while, older tech just costs more to support.
HighResHero  +   843d ago
I love having physical copies of my favorite games. At least Sony made the right decision about DRM so you don't have to login every time you want to play your games.
static360  +   844d ago
Oh my God enough about the ps4. Over half of the links on here is about the ps4, yes its an awesome console and can't wait to get mine but I will still like to be surprised about somethings when I open the box and boot it up. Leave some things to imagination will you, I know nobody is forcing me to click the links but still I want to be surprised by something when I get it.
CyrusLemont  +   844d ago
Wait so the PS4 can support 3.5" HDDs? If so, I'll put a 4TB baby in there and never have to worry about space again!
superterabyte  +   844d ago
No it can't I'm not sure where the author's got his information from but the biggest hard drive available at the moment for a 2.5" 12mm drive is 1.5tb at around £80 or $100. there are larger 2.5" drives at 15mm which won't fit let alone a 3.5" drive which come in around 18mm.
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CyrusLemont  +   844d ago
Ahhhh, thanks for clearing that up! Well I'd imagine that the USB 3 ports will at least offer external HDD support and allow content and games to run off them yes?

Btw your name is fitting for the topic haha!
superterabyte  +   844d ago
I don't think that games will be able to run off of external drives but I cannot confirm that. You can still put movies and music on them though. My Username is quite fitting yes =D
rammstein91  +   844d ago
i think boot up time will be much faster than 21 sec
kingPoS  +   844d ago
I wonder at the PS4 lack of ability to play any kind of CD format. As much as it pains me, I sort of understand why it it had to be done.

When the PS3 debuted, it started out with a single diode laser, effectively putting it under a triple format load. A few revisions later Sony started using dual laser configurations in the PS3. That greatly lessened the load off the bluray diode.

I have a hunch that PS4 will have a only single laser as it most likely won't have to contend with the CD platform. (sadly)

Edit: oh yeah... 4k video support! I don't know what I'll do with it right now, so I guess that comes later.
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ChristianTheAtheist  +   843d ago
For reference, my PS3 slim takes 25 seconds and they feel pretty quick to me when I turn it on.
neogeo  +   843d ago
No CD'S? EPIC FAIL. PS4 is DEAD I tell ya. It's dooooomed now. All over. everyone will cancel all preorders.

I myself will be buying a Xbone because it plays my VHS tape collection.
Consoles4kidz  +   843d ago
Microsoft couldn't afford to put a $400.00 plus GPU in Xbox One because they would lose to much money! Microsoft has entered the realm of Nintendo where they will not lose money on a console at launch or ever! So with the bad news out of the way lets get to the REAL GOOD news and TRUTH?Microsoft couldn't afford all the souped up new Volcanic Island tech so they compromised. They help AMD with research money towards it and helped them with audio processing! For that Microsoft received Bonaire GPU,but upgraded CU that are hybrid from VI tech!Amd's VI tech with mantle can run at 9 x's the efficiency per CU. Microsofts CUs can run at perfect efficiency in the perfect optimazition at 4x's the efficiency! There is not a Xbox One game running over 1.5 efficiency per core at the moment!There is a couple pushing things and I know you can figure them out yourself.

Now we will begin to cover PRT,tile resources and Mega caches! This article and my post earlier cover the importance of this!Yes the PS4 has it also,but not at the same level or importance as Xbox One!If did it by percentage per say the PS4 would be about 40% efficiency and XBox One would be at 140% efficiency! That is a big difference!The reason why is because Microsoft built this PRT and Tile resource into the system design and APIs! That is why you have to install games to harddrive on Xbox One!Sony can do it,but the system it's self not built for this in mind. Remeber Microsoft and AMD believe coding and game design are changing,This is one way both companies feel the future is head for examples from AMD Amd RAM disk and mantle! Microsoft has made this the basis of Direct X 11.2 up! I think with Ninjas and Mister X's article we have covered this enough lets move to the next topic!

Let's talk about MCU,Spp and off GPU workload processors!I have discussed before what my insiders have said about them!The Xbox One GPU is 1.31tf clocked at 853mhz in old world standards!The Xbox One GPU can clock up to 950mhz in Microsofts own testing,and in fact the first upclock to the GPU was going to be 900mhz.Microsoft didn't go higher with clocks because developers and the API wasn't ready!Microsoft was trying to make API easy for developers to use audio,lighting & shadowing engine and the Mono driver for efficeny of CUs,Remeber we just covered them earlier!They was trying to get the band to run together as smooth and as easy as possible for the API and Devs!So let's cover other MCU and SPP!Some of the MCUs and SPP was added for cloud computing!They could retrieve and hold the data from servers till the CPU was ready for them.The other are for Kinnect and to help with multi tasking the User Interaface!
Consoles4kidz  +   843d ago
The insider said Microsoft has a lot off work load gfx caculations done off the GPU and CPU. He said some of the off work load include voxel ray tracing! He said lighting and shadowing takes big performance hits from GPU and CPU!So Microsoft took the workload of GPU to special processors,and caculations on CPU. He said the special processors take the place of GFX Cores. Microsoft couldn't use multiple GPUs because of bandwidth restrictions. So the special processors work as GPU cores without being one.
So I ask I that the DDR3 and ESRAM made the bandwidth equal or higher then PS4! HE responded yes,but Microsoft has a bigger vision. He said Microsoft wants prt and mega texture caches. That will use harddrive and ram so it lowers the bandwidth,but when it's all put together a native 900p game upscaled will look better then a native 1080p game. He said that is an example.He would go more in detail with me at a later time. So this brings me to the rumore VI tech in Xbox One!Volcanic Island tech is not in Xbox One,but it kinda of is.....

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