PlayStation 4 CPU, HDD and More Detailed

9PlayStationWe haven’t heard much of the PlayStation 4 since its announcement last month. At their GDC conference, Sony went into great detail about the hardware packed inside the console.

CPU

  • 64-bit x86 architecture
  • Low power consumption
  • Low heat
  • 8 cores, HW threads
  • 2MiB L2-cache per 4 core group, 32kib I1 I/D-cache
  • PlayStation Shader Language
  • Similar to HLSL
  • Allows featured BEYOND DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0

GPU

  • Tessellation, adding geometric detail to smooth edges or create more organic shapes

RAM

  • 8GB 256 bit GDDR5 

HDD Space

  • Unspecified, but will have “a very large hard drive in every console.” 1TB, anyone?

Developer Enviroment

  • Windows 7-bit
  • Tools are full integrated into Visual Studio 2010 and 2012

We will continue to update you on any PS4 news we receive. Check back at iGo Gaming for more!

  • Jim Lahey

    Will the webbrowser be fully capable? you know…. HTML 5, Flash Support, Quicktime, etc….?

    • http://igogaming.wordpress.com Jalen Bell

      There’s no reason for it not to be! But we’ll have to wait for Sony to comment

    • Daniel J

      It have to be since Wii U web browser supports HTML 5

    • John

      You ARE the liquor Jim – shit birds and shit snacks all round!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jessemalloy Jesse Malloy

        LOL

        John :
        You ARE the liquor Jim – shit birds and shit snacks all round!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/robenger64 Russell Collins

    It’s built on PC architecture so it would make sense. But who knows what extensions will be allowed in the browser.

    • LEGIT_ELITE

      It has nothing to do with that it’s all about the OS

      • http://gravatar.com/wampdog29 Greg Wampler

        Uh, no. Russell’s right. If the browser doesn’t allow certain code and extenstions, then the OS doesn’t really matter. I can have a Windows 8 PC, but if I use a locked-down, unsupported freeware browser, I won’t get the same experience as someone using IE, Chrome or Firefox….

  • DarthDiggler

    Windows 7-bit? LOL Positive that is a typo.

  • Daniel Lawson

    I don’t know how not to chuckle at the BEYOND DX11 and OpenGL 4.0 thing… the hardware supports DX11 and OpenGL 4.0 and that’s it… they may be able to mess around with it a bit, but it’s not going to do anything beyond the capabilities of the hardware

  • handy

    Daniel Lawson :
    I don’t know how not to chuckle at the BEYOND DX11 and OpenGL 4.0 thing… the hardware supports DX11 and OpenGL 4.0 and that’s it… they may be able to mess around with it a bit, but it’s not going to do anything beyond the capabilities of the hardware

    Incorrect. Developers will be able to write down to the metal if they so desire, they do not have the restrictions that microsoft will impose on the new xbox limiting them to the overheads DX11 will impose.

    Also this article needs to be proof read. X86 instead of X84 and Windows 7 64bit instead of 7 Bit.

    • Greg Wampler

      Exactly. Also, as DirectX 11 gets updated (IE: DirectX 11.1, 11.2, etc) the PS4 will also become updated to use features that match.

  • Jacob@CashCowCouple

    But what’s it gonna cost…

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  • TH3 TRUTH!!

    x86 is 32bit not 64bit

    • Frankie

      That’s not exactly true … x86 is architecture and it can be 32/64 bit. I know yu mean the x64 thing, but it’s something else ;)

      • Greg Wampler

        No, that IS exactly true. At least in this day in age. There were x64 CPUs being installed in x86 systems because the hardware became 64-bit technology before the software and operating systems became 64-bit. Howeverm these were still x86 systems. The OS MUST be an x64 OS in order for the rest of the system to be and for this much RAM (8 GB) to be recognized. There is definitely an error. THe PS4′s OS will be an x64-based OS and the system will be x64-based as a whole, too.

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  • MartinB105

    I hope the HDD is at least 1TB. It would be a strange feeling to buy a brand new console with a smaller HDD than my PS3 already has right now.

    • http://igogaming.wordpress.com Jalen Bell

      They’re definitely gonna push digital titles launching alongside retail copies, so a 1TB HDD should be the SMALLEST available, IMO

      • MartinB105

        1TB makes sense, since the price difference is pretty small compared to the lower 500GB drives, although I can still see them marketing a 500GB version to those who would never make full use of a 1TB capacity.

        I can’t see them doing more than 1TB though; I think the cost increase would be too much to bear for the overall price of the system, given how expensive the 2TB drives are right now.

        Of course, if they’re switching to larger 3.5″ drives, then the story could completely change and we could easily see 2TB drives, although the console would end up being bigger, so I doubt that will happen.

  • Jones

    Only single threaded CPU and 256bit memory buss are going to be pretty crap in the bandwith department. Most CPU’s on PC’s run multiple threads per core and my Geforce already has a 384 bit bus (some Radeon’s already have 512 bit). So that 8GB GDDR5 will definitely be overkill as it will never reach it’s maximum throughput.

  • Greg Wampler

    “64-bit x86 architecture”

    64-bit is an x64 architecture.

  • Dan Kolodej

    1TB ? finally large hdd. i have PS3 with 80 GB – very insufficiently,thats sux…