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Sony announced the PS4′s general system specs today: an 8-core x86 CPU, an “enhanced” PC GPU (read: physics acceleration), and 8 gigs of GDDR 5 RAM. Using a little detective work and some creative thinking, I’ve put together an idea of what you can build now that will give you comparable or better performance.Sony finally kicking off the great closed-box bun-fight, what will it take to build a PlayStation 4-a-like PC?

1)Processor – AMD FX-6300 – $130 / £105
2)Motherboard – Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 – $80 / £52
3)Memory – 8GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP – $53 / £56
4)Graphics – 2GB GeForce GTX 660 – $230 / £178
5)Storage – Seagate 500GB HDD – $53 / £43
6)The rest – $50
Total price: Around $600 / £430

We’re speculating a bit, but we’ve put together a PlayStation 4 rig for around $600. That’s more than the $430-$530 the PS4 is rumored to ship at, but by the time the PlayStation 4 is out those parts will be even cheaper and more powerful ones will fill their place.

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/02/21/pc-gamer-vs-playstation-4-theres-only-ever-going-to-be-one-winner-right/
     
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You really can't compare the two. The way consoles run games is totally different from the PC architecture and the parts are utilized quite differently.

That's why emulating PS2 or even a Wii takes a pretty beefy rig. And those are ancient consoles with paltry hardware by today's standards.
We haven't even come close to emulating a 360 or PS3 because they're so insanely complex.
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Isn't the FX-6300 a hexacore CPU?
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Isn't the FX-6300 a hexacore CPU?

EDIT: Wait, nevermind. Damn I'm stupid.
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You really can't compare the two. The way consoles run games is totally different from the PC architecture and the parts are utilized quite differently.

That's why emulating PS2 or even a Wii takes a pretty beefy rig. And those are ancient consoles with paltry hardware by today's standards.
We haven't even come close to emulating a 360 or PS3 because they're so insanely complex.

Well the new PS3 is x86, not Emotion Engine or Cell like before.
     
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Yes we know the ps4 parts but today gpu can't emulat ps4 granted I won't buy the ps4 for me but my kids I mite have to I would love to have a spare Pc so I could load up my old pc games for them , any woot pc over any console to day. Mite not be that way as consoles are more and more like pcs
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Tired of these PC - Console arguements

The comments at the bottom could have been copy and pasted from any other PC vs Console article
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post #8 of 73
bad comparison...shoulda started with an APU at least that would make some sense
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8 gigs of GDDR 5 RAM

it's even faster than desktop memory.
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

You really can't compare the two. The way consoles run games is totally different from the PC architecture and the parts are utilized quite differently.

That's why emulating PS2 or even a Wii takes a pretty beefy rig. And those are ancient consoles with paltry hardware by today's standards.
We haven't even come close to emulating a 360 or PS3 because they're so insanely complex.

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