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Its a long but very interesting article where they seem to know a lot about the upcoming "Orbis" aka Playstation 4

Short story:
- Eight Core CPU (Codename: Jaguar)
- 4GB GDDR5 Memory (Yes GDDR)
- GPU: 7970M (Pretty much a GTX 570)

This is going to be one sick machine!

Long story (Interesting) read:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-orbis-unmasked-what-to-expect-from-next-gen-console
Quote:
Both the next generation PlayStation - and its Xbox competitor - feature eight-core CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz according to sources trusted by Digital Foundry. The main processor architecture driving both consoles is said to be derived the new "Jaguar" technology currently in development by Intel's arch-rival, AMD. These are low-power processor cores designed for the entry-level laptop and tablet market, offering an excellent ratio between power consumption and performance. The PC Jaguar products are set to ship later this year in a quad-core configuration - next-gen consoles see the core count double with some customisations added to the overall design.

Married to the eight-core processor, Orbis also features Radeon HD graphics hardware. We've previously suggested that AMD's mobile "Pitcairn" design - the Radeon 7970M - could be a strong basis for a next-gen console graphics core in terms of power consumption and die-size. Running at 850MHz and featuring 20 of AMD's "Graphics Core Next" compute units, our information suggests that Orbis shaves off 10 per cent of that number, offering up 18 CUs in total, and sees a mild downclock to 800MHz. Incorporated into a design dedicated to cutting-edge visuals and gameplay, this hardware has some serious potential.

Edited by Cloudfire777 - 1/18/13 at 2:24pm
post #2 of 332
That all sounds extremely nice and extremely unlikely
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Both consoles using the same cpu...IMHO unlikely.
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Jaguar clocked in at 1.6Ghz

Seriously? AMD themselves said Jaguar is aimed at ultraportables like tablets and netbooks.
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PS4 using a netbook CPU? And at netbook clock speeds?

Give me a break.
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They also said Jaguar would only have up to 4 cores.
Sony have probably designed their own 8 core chip to PS4 which won`t ever go inside a netbook

7970M + Jaguar isn`t far fetched. TDP Envelope they are perfect, price AMD is the way to go, Gonna be interesting to see
post #7 of 332
It would be great if these specs end up ringing true. If they were to use a high end mobile GPU, I'd rather see a 680MX, but I think all the next gen consoles are using AMD products only.
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Why don't I believe this?
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680MX or 680M is too expensive. I own the 680M myself and it cost like $600 just for the GPU tongue.gif
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i want this to be true, then games will truly take advantage of high end hardware

but i doubt 4gb's of gddr5 unless it can do low detail 4k
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