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i wonder how microsoft would react to this. would be great if they also use amd cpu and gpu. I've read somewhere they're gonna use the gpu. hopefully they do the same with snoy
Edited by jprovido - 3/2/12 at 7:05pm
post #72 of 272
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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.

thisss, but it really depends on how they do the software.

i hope for their sake, they don't do something silly like what taito did with the type-x2 arcade hardware... guess it wasnt hard to make something that allowed the game data to run on a windows pc, SSFIVAE runs great biggrin.gif wish i could get the 2012 update for it though... PC version will do for now tongue.gif
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A APU designed specifically for Playstation?

I'm thinking APU with maybe a 2.0-2.4GHz Quad core Piledriver and a 7750. That's if they decide to go fully APU.
 
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Just think about add in console upgrades. AMD uses a standard config (APU or CPU + GPU) and halfway through the console life-cycle they make an add-in hybrid crossfire unit (maybe using AMD's lightning bolt) to give the console a graphics power boost. Winning!

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If it's an APU. It can be 65W for TDP. The limit for Sony is 75 Watts.

90 nm Cell + RSX => 200W TDP
65 nm Cell + 90 nm RSX => 150W TDP
65 nm Cell + RSX => 125W TDP
45 nm Cell + RSX => 95W TDP
32 nm Modified Bulldozer + Modified Graphic Core Next => 65W TDP

Trinity A10-5600 => 3.4 GHz CPU / 0.760 GHz = 65W TDP but that is if it is an existing design.

Sony wants a custom design so it will most likely have eight x86 cores and at least five hundred twelve Graphic Core Next SPs. Sony will also probably ask for no L3 and instead for a fast eDRAM port making the die around ~300 - ~500. Which makes the first console version of the PS4 release around the $499 to $599 price range.
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Imho, a dedicated CPU and GPU would be best for the system.
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Just think about add in console upgrades. AMD uses a standard config (APU or CPU + GPU) and halfway through the console life-cycle they make an add-in hybrid crossfire unit (maybe using AMD's lightning bolt) to give the console a graphics power boost. Winning!
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You mean like the uber-successful Sega 32x?
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Maybe console ports won't be as bad?
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As a console lover, this is awesome news!
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Maybe console ports won't be as bad?
Only, if Microsoft allows Sony to use the DirectX API.
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