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Lucidius 06-20-2013 01:41 PM

Re: PS4 Playstation 4 - it's time
I really don't trust either company to be quite honest, but the lesser of the two evils appears to be Sony at the moment - Microsoft really dropped the ball recently and Sony have picked it up.
Despite being primarily a PC Gamer, I'm interested to see if the Playstation 4 can get the larger market share and lead this time around.

dallas2727 06-30-2013 07:55 AM

Re: PS4 Playstation 4 - it's time
So the interesting thing to me concerning the hardware is that sony combined the CPU/GPU into a single Die, and they share access to highspeed memory. Supposedly breaking down all the walls between CPU and GPU architecture increases the communication and vastly improves the performance possibly. Makes sense at least in theory.

Since AMD and Intel both own GPU's units now, could the be the next wave of PC architecture??? Highend GPU's builtin to CPU, and maybe high end memory too? God knows they just can't keep throwing more slow cores on the same chip.

lowlight 07-01-2013 01:12 AM

Re: PS4 Playstation 4 - it's time
It may be the 'way of the future', but for now it's actually smarter to use a side loaded cache like the Xbox One does (and Intel does it with their high end iGPU platforms)

RAM will eventually get faster and cheaper, so it may be doable. But Sony is essentially taking a really expensive route to future-proof their system.

It was a huge gamble too - it wasn't until really late that they decided they could afford to use 8GB of memory. Originally the system was designed to have 4GB (which is why the OS is so small)

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