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Sony PlayStation 4 Codenamed "Orbis", Runs AMD x86-64 CPU, Southern Islands GPU

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Fourstaff

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    Vita is quite cheap as Sony products go. My money on Pitcairn silicon (7800 series), since that they should offer decent performance (comes within 10% of 7970) at a reasonable price point, on top of being simpler to mass produce. Also, their reworked API should boost even more processing power still. With Newegg selling 7850 at about $250, I think we will be seeing Orbis at about $400 starting price.
     
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    I hope you're right.
     
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    watch it cost $700
     
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    i want to see an APU with integrated crossfire for PS4... i hope sony and AMD will do it, it will be the first console with dual GPU... hehehehe
     
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    who cares. sony treats their customers like shit.
     
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    "Most games" on what platform? A lot of the PC games I play will use 4 cores but won't load the CPU to more than about 25% (they're GPU heavy).
     
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    Maybe it will have that HSA feature AMD has been talking about in their next gen(next year) APUs.
     
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    While this may be true I only care about the PC ports... lol. So, I kinda care.
     
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    I know you, you are the one who got banned from Fudzilla.com for trolling, keep up the good work.
     
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    SecuROM D.R.M sony made this evil for us p.c. gamers E.A games use it for p.c. games
     
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    Well either way this means one thing...the next console gen will be designed to get Sony/M$/Nintendo a return back on the hardware sooner. Xbox will have a midrange GPU, Wii U will have an older 4800 series based GPU, and the PS4 will now use AMD CPU + GPU which could possibly by a special APU design.

    This is a huge change from the original reports of Sony looking to Intel for the PS4. Very glad that was changed. Intel still hasn't shown they can provide a competitive graphics option.

    Using AMD x86 will also work better for porting. Could maybe see PC games scale better and become easier to port.

    This is of course good in some ways but bad in others. Longevity of the console will be cut. Devs will likely try to ride out visuals even longer like they did with this current gen. No matter what I hear or read about people that say there is still more power to be tapped from these current gen, I don't believe it. I've seen more titles with borderline fps than I have not. It keeps getting worse the more they push the hardware. Can the hardware do it, yes. Can it do it and be playable? Now you are in the grey area.
     
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    You must be kidding.

    The hd7770 is much more faster than that.
     
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    I'm also sure it will be an APU, so i don't expect a bad ass gpu like the 7970. A cape verde based gpu is more likely and a 8 core cpu (4 module).
     
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    A10 (of Trinity) is not GCN.
     
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    I take that bet, and I raise you another 100. :toast:
     
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    That's a lot of abbreviations.
     
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    "Orbis" is very unoriginal.

    360 is a full circle.

    Orbis is a circle.

    Yawn. How many years late copycat is that?
     
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    Xbox360 is reference to Sony's controllers. I fail to see your point.
     
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    They're both gaming consoles that you use a controller to use and that you connect to a TV. Sounds like two different products that do the same thing. Saying that one copied the other is most likely partially true, but when I actually used to play 360 games, I decided on the 360 over the PS3 because I liked the games for the platform better. As an end user, I don't really care if M$ and Sony copy each other, they can duke it out as much as they want. :p
     
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    You are correct, however they port from the Xbox because it is the closest to the PC. If the PS4 becomes the closest thing to the PC, then they will start porting from that. The path of least resistance. Still doesn't mean the ports will be good, for various reasons, some of which you covered...
     
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    I'm willing to bet a dual thread CPU with around 500 GNC cores paired with either very high speed DDR3 or a rejigged memory controller using GDDR5.
     
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    Oh, and this thing will get hacked soooo fast
     

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