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Wouldn't this mean there will most likely be an emulator made quickly? Surely it won't be hard to get games that run natively with x86 on the PS4 to work on the PC.

Not necessarily. The XBox(original) was x86 and still doesn't have a decent emulator, so I would say that it's a bit premature to say that any given console will be particularly easy to emulate.
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How about they put an Ivy Bridge CPU in there? Those things have extremely low power consumption...
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Emulation is possible, but it'll be far behind anyway. We don't even see a PSP emulator on PC that runs on it well yet. Highest we've seen so far is Wii emulation, but it's more of a souped-up Gamecube. This is a good move for Sony anyway and will probably implement PS Vita connectivity to the PS4.
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So next gen consoles are truly weaker PCs now?

If this rumour is true then I guess so frown.gif

Then again, easier to modify it as well biggrin.gif
No more ylod if you can hook up a noctua d14 or corsair h80 to it biggrin.gif
 
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By the time its ready for testing, they will probably have an APU TRINITY or KAVERI, OR RADEON 7XXX with a PILEDRIVER OR STEAMROLLER cpu.
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Wouldn't this mean there will most likely be an emulator made quickly? Surely it won't be hard to get games that run natively with x86 on the PS4 to work on the PC.

I'd think nearly all devs would make a PC port then. It wouldn't be that much more effort tbh.
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Emulation is possible, but it'll be far behind anyway. We don't even see a PSP emulator on PC that runs on it well yet. Highest we've seen so far is Wii emulation, but it's more of a souped-up Gamecube. This is a good move for Sony anyway and will probably implement PS Vita connectivity to the PS4.

The PS3 already has this feature. headscratch.gif
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I'd think nearly all devs would make a PC port then. It wouldn't be that much more effort tbh.

that depends on the development enviroment, kernel, software stack.

its not really that simple. BUT sony firmware could run in selected pc hardware config, allowing for a OS type approach to gaming. Drivers being the limiting factor obviously.
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This is great news! Not only will this revitalize AMD's stance, it will also give programmers a familiar platform that the 360 has dominated on for the the current console generation. I look forward for the upcoming news.
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