Techtorial: After the specs leak for PS4, we're here to examine if its hardware components have the chance to last until we are through with this decade.
The only thing lacking this gen (besides real jrpg's) is RAM. Devs tried to squeeze out too much with too little. Everything else is already top of the line besides gpu's but that's a givin.
blog website wrote, "Undoubtedly, Sony’s decision of working with IBM to design their own 3.2GHz Power-PC-based microprocessor has paid off able to run up to 100 gigaflops on double-precision mode – something even Xbox 360’s Intel-based CPU won’t achieve at that time." _____________________________ _ Seriously? Who in the heck is pinoytutorial.com anyways? Clearly this whole discussion is above their paygrade.
The rumored specs look pretty bad. When the Xbox 360 launched it was equal to a high end PC. By the time the PS3 was out, both of them were equal to a midrange PC. These specs look as if they are comparable to a entry level gaming PC of today (not 2013 or whenever the consoles release). If they are going to charge 400-500usd for this hardware. People might as well get a PC in the same range. Regarding the APU and GPU, its always better to have one good GPU than 2 poor ones. Hence i would have prefered it if both the consoles came with a good dedicated GPU. Though i guess there were power, Heat, cost and space limitations which is why they couldnt go with a mid range GPU.
It still Dev Kit specs, still its capable enough. You can use the video on how capable it is on modern games. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
NO its not enough. Im sorry fanboy but you guys know this in not good enough to be called ps4!
I believe these specs are fake because if true the ps4 and xbox3 should have a better gpu. Who could disagree with swish?
I am definitely not happy with the PS4 having a single GPU that is weak. I have a feeling that Sony wants to reduce their PS life cycles in half to 3 years instead of 6. They might justify that by claiming future backward compatibility with the following PS5. I have always loved PS games and only had a PS3 this Generation. I might get the nextbox if it's more powerful for the cross platform games, but would obviously have to pick up the PS4 for the exclusives. I just hope Sony doesn't let us down by a weak spec'ed short sighted console. And Ram is not everything. Next Consoles need A powerhouse of GPUs and at least a CPU that is Equivalent to a high end core i7 to be able to survive until 2020.
@machioto actually, PS4's GPU is quite powerful using an APU chip (having its own embedded GPU) and a dedicated GPU running together. There's no way on earth you can pull a crossfire / SLI config on a gaming console. But with this new design of Sony, you'll get a similar result (hopefully).
@shen I'm say if they wanted to stay cheap why not atleast go with a radeon 6750 or6770 because It has a bit more of everything and the price difference is only 30 for the highest one.
Long as its affordable I'll get one.
the key word here is "rumored".
I hope nobody is comparing these rumored specs to a PC with similar specs, because that would lead to horrible assumptions.
Those are mid range specs...
Nah, which is why we should wait until there's a bigger innovation then just better graphics.
All I have to say is that I hope Sony leaked these specs intentionally to test the waters of gamer sentiment. The reaction has been bad at worst and a mixed bag at best, which is hopefully telling them not to skimp on better tech. I'm with the whole idea of an architecture that is more familiar to developers, but hopefully it doesn't come at the cost of overall performance. It's also entirely possible that the detailed specs are just a baseline for a more sophisticated and powerful architecture to come...so who knows? It's April now...and with a November '13 release they've got a good year or so to finalize everything before stress testing and launch preparations.
It doesn't seem like it. I know I was a bit disappointed in what I read. I said it before if Sony and MS don't bring us next gen tech then I'm not going to pay next gen prices. If I decide to buy a new system I better be blown away otherwise it's not really worth it. But then again rumors often turn out to be wrong, and I hope this time around they are.
I agree wholeheartedly on paying for what you expect, but in regard to the rumors turning out to be wrong, that may not exactly be the case. The rumor mill could very well be a truth or a half truth; Sony may either be delivering an earlier rendition to developers or there may be various prototypes in the wild. The final version probably ends up being what is essentially a further evolved version of these rumors, who knows? Considering that as a possible outcome, the speculation may give us insight into what Sony's got in the pipeline for next year. Again I agree though that if these specs are both final and under-perform, it would be hugely disappointing.
I don't know. Are the amount of speculation articles posted this week needed? How about the flamebait articles this past decade. Are the nessecary as well?
Yes it is. It will have to be replaced in 6-7 years though.
exactly, and I think there'll be some minor hardware revisions as well.
People want new systems right now, and dont want to pay alot of money, then bitch when the system is "rumored" to not live up to technical expectation. Also people want to downplay the ps3 graphical strengths then praise the Wii U's power which is "rumored" to be comparable to this gen. Some of you new generation of gamers are confusing. Patience is a virtue, if next gen doesn't live up to expectations, Gamers will only have themselves to blame with this new age "I want it my way" attitude Sorry to say but the customer isn't always right, more often than not its the opposite
Americans: they want the best things for the same price as the worst ones. Supermarkets are also to blame for this (Target "Expect More, Pay Less!)
i am going to laugh when sony announces their next gen platform is upgradeable
NO ! We need High specs otherwise the hardware will be outdated even before launch, sadly I feel all 3 consoles will be underpowered whenever they release.
we will know when Sony official announces the specs ......so now we can sleep at night :)
"something even Xbox 360’s Intel-based CPU won’t achieve at that time." LOL Xbox 360’s Intel-based CPU haha xbox360 cpu based IBM powerpc
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