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PlayStation 4 to Use AMD Fusion Chip

AMD's focus on their APU (CPU and GPU on one chip) line has paid off. The PlayStation 4 will feature their most powerful Fusion APU yet.
The specs have been released for the PlayStation 4. Have a look:
  • AMD Fusion APU - Codenamed 'Liverpool'
  • AMD 28nm x86 Quad Core at 3.2 GHz
  • ATI r10xx (3rd generation 28nm GPU) 
  • GPU Core800 MHz
  • 1843 GFLOPS
  • Unified 2GB of memory (still uncertain, this can be 4GB)
  • Blu-ray
  • HDMI 1.4 - 1080p output, not 2048p as mentioned before
  • 320GB + HDD
  • 16GB Flash Memory

The Fusion APU featured in the PS4 will be a quad core AMD x86 CPU at 3.2GHz and the GPU is clocked at 800MHz.

If these specs are correct, current PC's should destroy the PS4 in performance. This will also mean that we can look forward to much better APU's from AMD. If the price is right, the APU might be the best choice for budget rigs and "console replacement" rigs. 

I truly hope the next gen consoles do not hold back PC gaming. 

EDIT - Some websites are saying that these specs are BS. We shall see. It the GPU is based on the 7900 series cards, as it is supposed to be, it should be capable of over 3000 GFLOPS. I'll let you know if the specs are updated. 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 you forget that games are specifically designed for that hardware and not generically designed with direct X like on PC the PS3 does its graphics with a GPU based off a 7900GT and only 256MB of ram, albiet XDR ram that is still a limitation and the games look decent on THAT hardware then games specifically designed with this hardware should be on par

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 I heard a whle back that the next Playstation isn't going to be a powerhouse. Console buyings want good preformance but they want cheap cheap cheap. (#1 reason they don't play games on the pc is because they don't want to soend the money) Besides look at the Wii. It sold the most consoles over the last generation and the Playstation 3 (which was a beast when it first came out) sold the least. More and more consoles are being used for multimedia and not gaming now anyways.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 well the ps4 specs wise looks a millon times better then the xbox 720

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 also I don't really care for +1080 resolutions as long as you get AA and maybe AF, considering the GPU is a Tahiti (rumored), I think we'll be getting some of that even if its not it will still be fairly powerful and I'd like to expect AA from them

posted 1 year 10 months ago

When I first heard news of the next generation of consoles I was excited. Not for the consoles but for the future of pc gaming, because the platforms would be using pc components and gpu's that are used today albeit less powerful but still 'gameworthy'. But now seeing the actual spec of the PS4, I am disgusted at the lack of performance. There is reason to believe that the xbox variant will be similarly spec'd therefore the games would run better on both platforms reguardless of which one gets the 'port'. This also means that the PC is stuck with shitty ports and half assed games because of INFERIOR console hardware.

 

Now where does this leave PC gaming? What's the future look like? I find it hilarious that Sony and Microsoft would shell out a product that's already WAY outdated before it even hits the shelves. However given the lifespan of the current lineup of consoles it doesnt surprise me that they would be more than happy to sell an inferior product rather than staying on the cutting edge of performance hardware.

Sony and Microsoft maybe digging their own grave too. Rumors of Sony adding commercial breaks during gameplay means that more console players may just decide to switch to th PC. Who knows what microsoft has up their sleeves but im guessing that it's probably expensive or inconvenient. Time will tell I suppose and things may be different but one thing is for sure, I will be sticking with PC as my lead choice for gaming.

 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 read up on the history of direct X and its purpose before you say its under powered, PC generically assigns resources through a API which loses performance, they used this because its not practical to design your game specifically for every piece of hardware ever made or ever to be made, thus the full potential of the hardware is never met.

 

however console games are specifically designed for the hardware on the console which reaches the hardwares full potential, the PS3 did its graphics on a 7900GT, you could not get the same results on a PC 7900GT

if the PS3 did decent on a 7900GT then imagine what it will do on a Tera flop GPU

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSX_%27Reality_Synthesizer%27

my bad a cut down 7800 point still stands, even more so

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I understand the advantages of stationary hardware and the fact that games are more easily coded on a console. BUT it doesnt excuse the fact that game developers overlook the platform that points to the future of gaming (pc) because the hardware is much more advanced. and to my understanding, ps3 doesn't  use directx and ps4 won't either. I just think that a console that will probably run for at least 6-8 years should start off with better hardware. the curent gen of consoles had more advanced hardware when they first came out so why aren't they doing that this time around?

 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 actually its harder to develope with stationary hardware, one of the reason PS3 doens't have many games is because nobody knows how to freaking code on it, nintendo provides SDKs and microsoft just ports using direct X

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Ps3 has better hardware but it's a strange architecture you are correct there. but microsoft got the jump because they released the 360 before the ps3 and it was less expensive. which means devs were learning the 360 inside and out before the ps3 came on the scene.

 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 All I can say is "meh". I don't really think next-gen consoles will hold back PC terribly. PC gaming has been constantly growing, especially just in the last couple years. I have high hopes for the future (as always). I don't think the kind of hardware the console has will affect us much.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Logan, you typed performence instead of performance.

Just wanted to let you know.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 i loled a little bit at that

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 oops! Fixed. I guess I should install spealchek!

posted 1 year 10 months ago

 i'm calling B.S. due to the x86 prossesor.

posted 11 months 4 days ago

 I'm not calling BS, a x86 CPU makes sense because typical video games are 32 bit.

posted 11 months 4 days ago

 I'm always curious as to what first party developers will do, and seeing as they are making this easier to develop for, it REALLY piques my interest.  I play any damn game that's fun, and with that, I say take a look at Killzone 3, extremely impressive feat for the specs of the PS3.

The CPU from what looks like is code named "Jaguar", and it's an eight core processor, 8GB GDDR5, and the usual array of typical next-gen specs.

posted 11 months 3 days ago

 year old outdated thread, please don't bump

posted 11 months 3 days ago

 Do You Know Who He Is?! :P

but seriously. this is slightly relevent to what's going on now.

posted 11 months 3 days ago

 was refering to the dude who bumped it not captain pancakes, and not relevent since those aren't legit specs that have since been disproven

posted 11 months 3 days ago

 their not called fusion anymore.... somebode was gonna sue amd, so they changed it....