Tom's Hardware: PlayStation 4 Scores High On Repairability Scale

Sony's PS4 launched today, and the iFixit team has wasted no time in getting down to the nitty gritty. The site, as usual, was among the first in line for the PS4 just so it could tear it apart and assess how easy it is to repair. The answer? Pretty easy. iFixit reports that the new PlayStation console is easy-to-open and repair friendly, scoring an 8 out of 10 on its repairability scale. Not bad!

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Riderz13372778d ago

Also revealed is that PS4 has an extra 256 MB of DDR3 RAM

- Samsung K4B2G1646E-BCK0 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM

Sarcasm2778d ago

Might also want to note that it's part of the secondary processor that is used for the video upload and background downloading. Nonetheless still very good.

GrandTheftZamboni2778d ago

I'm confused. How much RAM is in PS4:

Samsung K4G41325FC-HC03 512 MB GDDR5 RAM (total of 16 x 512 MB = 8 GB)
Samsung K4G41325FC-HC03 4 Gb (512 MB) GDDR5 RAM

Sarcasm2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

^8GB of GDDR5 for main processor and GPU

What you're seeing is 4Gb = 4 Giga BITS not Giga BYTES.

GrandTheftZamboni2778d ago

Thanks, Sarcasm!

So it's 8.5 GB?

Sarcasm2778d ago

^Nope still just 8GB.

16x 512MB (Megabytes) modules of GDDR5, each is running at 4Gb (Gigabits)

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ChrisW2778d ago

I was expecting the PS4 motherboard to have more resistors and capacitors for all of the processing power that they are pumping through it.

Have so much less on the motherboard obviously means that manufacturing costs are lower.

Also, AWESOME that the HDD can be so easily accessible.

Corpser2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Good news for all these having issues with their ps4

1OddWorld2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

The issues are few and far between but keep spreading the misinformation.

You are XB defender in every way when anyone tries to compare the two "consoles" you scream get a Pc if you care about FPS or Resolutions. Your comments don't disguise your agenda but make it blatantly obvious what your intentions are with every post.

Why are you afraid of the PlayStation?

heliumhead20302778d ago

This actually isn't misinformation. Their is a known HDMI out problem and the PSN is down as far as I know

1OddWorld2778d ago


I have the console and yes the PSN is bogged down that report is true, and it also has been down for maintenance here and there while they work on issues. But this is not a console issue and will be fixed in due time. Just like any other launch of anything this is to be expected and in turn is not an issue.

I wont even speak about an HDMI problem until you get over an 8% of PS4 experiencing it.

It is misinformation when it is blown out of proportion.

Crazy Larry2777d ago

Verified buyers on Amazon...NOT Xbox fanboys. It is a VERY real problem.

ABizzel12777d ago

The console issue has been identified. It's the HDMI port, but more so, because gamers are just jamming them in there.

I will say many of the ports are VERY STIFF, it's like the consoles is straight off the assembly line. I've seen this before in a few new products, and since it lacks that natural wear these ports are super stiff, and you have to guide the cables in, not jam them in.

When people jam them in it can bend the HDMI port. Sony is already on top of this and sending people shipping boxes and mailing them new consoles out, but they need to get on top of this in the factory and make the port a bit more durable, and nip it in the bud now.

MRMagoo1232777d ago

@crazy larry

There is nothing verified there at all , i just made a comment on there saying my ps4 has rainbow wings , i dont even use amazon or have a ps4 yet i could comment and make things up lol.

Sexius Maximus2777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

Magoo. Since you said you don't use Amazon, I know you don't have a clue what you're talking about. I'll explain what Larry said. See the term "Amazon verified purchase"? It means a PS4 console was sold to the account on which the feedback is being made. Anyone could leave a comment, but unless you bought a console from Amazon, it won't show up as verified. So pull that Sony branded vibrator out of your ass, and see the truth. Many consoles are working at this particular moment, but many are DOA.

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pyramidshead2778d ago

The biggest FUD I've seen so far was the EA incident. As apparently all their games were f*cking up but other games seemed to have no problem at all with the 1.50 update.
The post on the forum was also removed, surprise surprise. :P

Pillsbury12778d ago

Next generation has arrived :D

Angeljuice2778d ago

PS3's are pretty easy to fix, I've fixed many with various problems (mostly YLoD). Its good to hear that the new console follows in its big brothers footsteps.

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