The rumours have been flying thick and fast over the last few months, and we can finally confirm the PlayStation 4's specifications. AMD will manufacture both the 8-core CPU and Radeon-based GPU, while 8GB of RAM should give developers plenty of room to manoeuvre. This is broadly in line with several recent reports, though Sony have released a few more technical details.
We can't tell you what the PS4 looks like, but we can tell you what's inside it. Here we go...
- Single-chip custom processor
- CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
- GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
- GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive
- (read only)
- BD 6xCAV
- DVD 8xCAV
- Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) 、AUX
- Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
- IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
- Analog-AV out
- Digital Output (optical)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
"The PS4 system architecture is distinguished by its high performance and ease of development," Sony said in a statement following the New York reveal. "PS4 is centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art graphics processor."
"The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has been enhanced in a number of ways, principally to allow for easier use of the GPU for general purpose computing (GPGPU) such as physics simulation. The GPU contains a unified array of 18 compute units, which collectively generate 1.84 Teraflops of processing power that can freely be applied to graphics, simulation tasks, or some mixture of the two."
"PS4 is equipped with 8 GB of unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. GDDR5 is used for this memory, giving the system 176 GB/second of bandwidth and providing a further boost to graphics performance."
Interestingly, Sony aren't willing to discuss hard drive sizes, suggesting that we could be in for multiple models on release.
So, what do you make of it?