Rumor: PS4 specs, new controller revealed
Posted: 23.01.2013 19:08 by Comments: 7
Kotaku is claiming to have the system specs for the PlayStation 4 developer kit that has been sent to studios, and states that the PS4 will also feature an all-new controller.

According to the site, the dev kits have the following specs:

* System Memory: 8GB
* Video Memory: 2.2 GB
* CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 "Bulldozer" (so, 8x cores)
* GPU: AMD R10xx
* Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
* Drive: Blu-Ray
* HDD: 160GB
* Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels

In addition, developers have been working with both the Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers as well as the Movie - but a new controller has been reportedly been involved called "Orbis Development Tool." The controller allegedly has all of the features of a normal controller, but also includes a touch pad.

Let us know if you believe this report.
Source: Kotaku


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 23, 2013
Hmmm, interesting. Have to wait and see what it looks and feels like.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2013
The controller makes sense, it's consistent with what Sony's been saying I for thr hardware, that's anyone's guess.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2013
Sony really likes those cores a lot :)
But why would they go with 4x2 cores instead of 1x8 cores? This part seems a bit weird and kinda makes this look like just a rumor to me.
4 CPUs use a lot more power than one.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 23, 2013
Well they don't need it that's for sure. I'd have gone for something like an logical 8 core intel chip, 8 logical cores. It would be on a par with PC usage and more than powerful enough.
By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Veteran) on Jan 23, 2013
Probably cuz AMD is cheaper, and consoles do not need corei7 x3990...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 24, 2013
But AMD also makes 8 core CPUs, why would 4 dual cores make sense instead of a single eight core?
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jan 24, 2013
Hope they stay with laptop hdd's instead of other special hdd's like xbox 360,so you can replace it with a tb,160 gb is rather low