PS4's APU is 3 Times Larger Than Any Other Chip Created With Similar Tech, Costs $100

In a press release sent to GamingBolt by IHS, a firm that specializes in video games analysis, new details about the PlayStation 4's APU and memory have been revealed.

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DeletedAcc1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

SONY is on fire

I can tell you why PS4 is so powerful. Because I (Sackboy) helped them :D

pedrof931765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Whats an APU ?

Edit : Got it, thank you.

gameseveryday1765d ago

A combination of CPU and any other component. In PS4's case an APU is the combination of CPU and GPU [an eight-core Jaguar CPU and a Radeon GPU]

RobbyGrob1765d ago

In short; a CPU and GPU combined, helping each other perform tasks considerably faster.

Xsilver1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

“Sony clearly has made the decision to focus on balancing the brains and economics of the console, with the processor and memory dominating both the design and the BOM. This processor is a monster, with the surface area of the chip amounting to about 350 square millimeters. That is three times larger than any other chip manufactured using equivalent-process technology that has been examined by the IHS Teardown Analysis service. Despite the remarkable silicon acreage of this device, it comes at a price point attractive to mainstream consumers while delivering a very high level of performance. Future versions, manufactured with even more advanced semiconductor processing technology, will further enhance both cost and performance,” reveals Jordan Selburn, senior principal analyst for consumer platforms at IHS."

PS4 is the strongest Console and to all the doubters

Mike134nl1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Seems like next gen uses large chips. Thought xb1 was chip was larger. Looked it up xb1 chip is 363mm vs ps4 350mm.
These compared to Intel’s Core i7 4770K “Haswell” 177mm means next gen chips are pretty big.

IWasHere1765d ago

Haha, you made my day :D

BitbyDeath1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Amazing they could still fit it all in a tiny box.

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Saints941765d ago

Gotta love the news today.

Majin-vegeta1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

And this means what in DBZ terms??Sorry guys i'm no techy person :/

@all below Lol you guys have all earned a bub xD.

DrRobotnik1765d ago

It's power level is over 9000!

xHeavYx1765d ago

And it's not even its final form!

obliteratorFTW1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

In your own words vegeta>>>Ps4 power level is over 9000 lol.

Mikelarry1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

its over 9000 :)

edit: wow GREAT MINDS

scott1821765d ago

it's over 9,000 my friend, over 9,000..

Allsystemgamer1765d ago

Ssj2 boarder line 3. Not quite 4 lol

Xsilver1765d ago

Picture the HULK in Super saiyan Form you get the picture.

GTgamer1765d ago

Yessss but Green

badz1491765d ago

DBZ? does DBGT count? if yes, then it's like before Goku turned into SSJ4, the golden monkey, that's what this means! it's not even its final form (thanks @xHeavYx), it can still be shrunken down and the best is still yet to come.

Ol_G1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

It's more like krillin -.-

I joke i joke don't kill me :p

Inception1765d ago

It's Kamehame with Super Saiyan God form that can blow the universe into pieces :P

Omegasyde1765d ago

The PS4 draws spirit energy from the APU + RAM + Secret Saiyan processor Sauce.

Once all of the above energy has been combined. the PS4 Spirit Bombs your HDTV.

ikk471765d ago

Krillin! I've never sensed an energy like this before!!! And it seems it's just warming up!!!! :O

Goku! spirit bomb.... quick

Boy, I love DBZ :)

sinjonezp1765d ago

Its well over 9000 and next year the system will perform the fusion dance with the vita making it possible to boot up vita and ps4 games.

BitbyDeath1765d ago

PS4 - Goku
Xbone - Tien
WiiU - Krillin

sinjonezp1765d ago

In King Cold voice "what's a goku?"

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4logpc1765d ago

Considering they took a massive GPU and added it to an 8 core cpu...of course its big.

sAVAge_bEaST1765d ago

1080p 60fps. Standard for next Gen.. Heck, I'm even going to buy a new TV this weekend.. so we have 2 1080p True HD TV;s.

James Vanderbeek1765d ago

1080p isnt standard for the xbox1. its 720p upscaled. hahaha

mochachino1765d ago

get an A/V and quality speakers/sub, you'll improve you gaming experience so much more than buying a new TV (as long as your TV is decent and decent sized).

Trust me, the sound improvement with PS4 is incredible, but you need an adequate sound system to hear it.

It's like playing games in a theatre now. I wonder how much of those massive Gigabyte game data is now going to sound.

forcefullpower1765d ago

No first you need a 1080p tv then add min 5.1 surround sound.

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