PS4 Hardware.

Discussion in 'Consoles & console games' started by Strikerx80, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Strikerx80

    Strikerx80 Ancient Guru

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    With all the rumors around it seems the ps4 will use an amd apu.

    my guess is it will use an amd A10-5800k and a 7850 gpu. this would keep cost and power consumption down. it would also provide a decent enough increase in visuals over the ps3, while being easy for 3rd party developers to use and make games for.

    As for the amount of system memory, 4gb should be plenty since its only a console.
     
  2. zer0_c0ol

    zer0_c0ol Ancient Guru

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    just to say

    4gb is not enough for the new gen of consoles
     
  3. Strikerx80

    Strikerx80 Ancient Guru

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    4gb +2gb vram... seems enough to me. console will never have as much tasks running as a pc. 8gb+ not needed for a console imo.

    the 2gb vram would be the problem if anything. but the gpu will certainly not have 3-4 gb so they will have to make it work
     
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  4. Penal Stingray

    Penal Stingray Banned

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    4 gigs of ram is enough for console its not a pc u know, u not gonna multitask on it like burn dvds at the time watch movie at the same time browse the internet lol. ur just gonna play games, watch a movie one at a time and that is way enough for a lot of hardcore gamers.
     

  5. SerotoNiN

    SerotoNiN Ancient Guru

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    needs at least 6GB - you have to keep in mind it won't be out for another year and the ram will come in handy as the system ages.
     
  6. (.)(.)

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    Native 1080p for all games or will be skippin this gen also. AA is not must have for me though,on consoles atleast.
     
  7. umeng2002

    umeng2002 Master Guru

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    4 Gigs is more than enough. Most PC games today don't even come close to saturating 4 GB - that's in Windows.
     
  8. Kaleid

    Kaleid Ancient Guru

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    7850 is way too powerful for a console. TDP @ 130w
     
  9. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    Then again, most PC games today have been developed on the consoles first

    Dice has also hinted that we will need more RAM, they said that they would have Frostbite 2 games requiring an 64-bit OS
     
  10. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Ditto if 1080p and 60fps is not the defacto standard I will be done with Consoles. But then I wont keep my hopes seeing I highly doubt it gona have 7850 gpu not unless it becomes another 600$+ system

    So far the only Game I have on my ps3 that dont make my eyes bleed is Ar Tonelico Qoga I was shocked at fact it 1080p. Only thing that would made it better would of been more 3d backgrounds and actual cut scenes
     
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  11. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    yea 4GB ram is enough plus 2GB vram will do the trick just nicely. But a 7850 are you crazy!? The thing will have a 7770 AT BEST! They want to keep costs as low as possible and not have the stupid fiasco they had with the £450-£500 PS3 launch, they should aim for around £350 at the most! I also reckon they should increase the HDD size to at least 500GB for the entry version and 750 or even 1TB for the higher version. But it would be extremely wise to not include a HDD at all and just throw in some flash memory around 10GB or lower and have an expansion slot that allows people in throw in their own HDD (2.5" or 3.5" SSD or HDD) as they can be had pretty cheaply now but I don't see this happening but it could keep costs down and help them spend a little more on better components else where.
     
  12. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Im thinking we gona see a GPU from last gen pc or earlier in the system. I just dont see them putting a current gen gpu in the systems with out driving the price way up. maybe equivalent to a 460ti or AMD equivalent if we lucky. Which would mean a custom version of most the cards if they actual do 2gb vram. Which i dont buy either, Much like the rooms that both systems would use some SLI setup That will never happen in console. Would be almost impossible top keep the thing from overheating with out watercooling considering there size compared to a desktop
     
  13. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    If they are released in Q4 2013, the GPU could be something similar to the HD 8750.
     
  14. thatguy91

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    Yes that makes sense, I'm sure they'll be wanting the latest tech at launch seeing as to how long they want the console to be out for.

    I wouldn't look too much into comparing the cost of a PC video card to what they can put into a console. Remember with a PC video card you are buying from a retailer, who get's it through a distributor etc, and that comes from a company that makes a physical graphics card, and has associated costs. I'm not sure exactly how the console's motherboard etc will be laid out, but I would suspect that the GPU would plug directly into the motherboard? Seeing as how they would have a specialist motherboard anyway this isn't an issue, and would give them a significant cost advantage. They simply buy the GPU's directly from AMD. For them, the equivalent PC GPU wouldn't cost anywhere near the same, and you also wouldn't have the associated mark-ups based on different models. What I mean is, a card of the same series (cooler etc), for a PC card, may have a $60 difference, but for Sony (and Microsoft) to buy the different GPU, it may only cost them a few dollars more (nowhere near the $60 anyway). Whether they do this or not depends on the advantages of doing so. If they can get a 30 percent boost in performance for a few dollars, I'm sure they would.

    So, what I am saying is basically they will choose the best performance vs price GPU they can at the time of them choosing it. If they have already made the final decision, then it would be a HD7000 equivalent GPU, if they have the decision of say, a HD7750, but the option of a HD8750 if the price is right, and availability at the time of manufacturing, them I'm sure they'll opt for the newer card.

    The HD8800 and HD8900 series AMD cards are already showing in the latest drivers as 'OEM', so it would seem these cards are already in production, and thus is it likely that a HD8000 series GPU is a candidate for the next gen consoles. This is assuming that the contracts aren't already 'set in stone'.

    The driver references:
     
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  15. boodikon

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    Stick 4 cells together and a bucket of live baby goats brains in a flex combolicker to produce the visualization of immense smell and next gen power.
     

  16. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I would buy that as it would be something new. and possible look better and run better.

    Anyone thinking they gona put a current gen card in the consoles when they actual release is just wishing to much the ps3 gpu was based off of gpu that came out the year before which could equate to 1 or 2 gen behind at best at launch and to this date most game are not true 720p let alone 1080p and lack aa most are lower res upscaled. On whitepaper the ps3 is supposed way more power full then 360 and we all saw how that ended.

    even if a 300$ current gen card is bought direct from the manufacture in bulk the card that card still gona cost around 100 if not more, you add that to the rest of consoles cost to make and you looking at way more them 300-350$ for console. I for one wont buy sonys console if it 600$ at launch or any console for that mater that is more then 300-350$ I actual regret buying it at launch for that price. And I still dont get why console version of games cost more then pc version and pc version still looked better despite bad ports it gets In general i play my ps2 games threw and emulator more then ps3 cause most ps3 games to this date make my eyes bleed 360 games too. and threw that emulator I can make ps2 games look 3x as good and some times better then some current gen games. atlest in terms of Resoultion and AA, Textures excluded.

    true 1080p with at lest 2x AA and 60fps or at lest a STABLE 30 FPS at all times or consoles are dead to me.
     
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  17. Strikerx80

    Strikerx80 Ancient Guru

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    well by the time its released it could probably be a 22nm 7850. the 28nm card is $199 as it is. 22nm less power useage and cost maybe $149 or less. but i doubt the ps4 will use LESS than a 7770
     
  18. tsunami231

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    I willing to bet it wont be a 7XXX series at all. Consider all the GPU in consoles to this date have been from the previous gen if not older from the date of the consoles announcement. But I guess we can hope.
     
  19. umeng2002

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    Very true. I'm all for having the mos crazy specs as possible, but from a business standpoint; companies pinch pennies wherever they can. Like going for lower end GPUs or having a certain GPU gutted (like the PS3) or a big amount of slow ram or a small amount of fast ram...

    If the PS4 is indeed an A10 based GPU, I really hope they beef it up.
     
  20. Shadowdane

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    Yah most likely the console specs have been taped out and are final at this point. If the Xbox 720 & PS4 are coming next year around this time they would need to be at final or nearly final hardware so developers can design and test games on it.

    That means the hardware is likely already 6 months to 1 year old.
     

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