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[Gamingbolt] Mark Cerny Defends Against Claims That PS4 Will Be Obsolete In A Few Years

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States that the rapid evolution in technology actually works “in favour of consoles”.

http://gamingbolt.com/mark-cerny-defends-against-claims-that-ps4-will-be-obsolete-in-a-few-years
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As far as the hardware, it's not out yet and it's already obsolete. That doesn't really mean jack squat though.
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

As far as the hardware, it's not out yet and it's already obsolete. That doesn't really mean jack squat though.
Yeah, well. If PS4 truly comes with hUMA and perhaps early HSA support and *if* HSA takes off, then HSA could possibly extend the lifetime of the PS4 by a couple of years.
But that's a lot of "if"'s though.
    
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Pffft, what product isn't obsolete in a year or two nowadays? most electronic products are now obsolete within their warranty period rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Timeofdoom View Post

Yeah, well. If PS4 truly comes with hUMA and perhaps early HSA support and *if* HSA takes off, then HSA could possibly extend the lifetime of the PS4 by a couple of years.
But that's a lot of "if"'s though.

If a developer needs more computation power than the 8-core CPU could provide, they'll have to use HSA.

On the plus side, the GPU is slightly more powerful than a Radeon 7850. That's a lot of reserve computation power capable of being tapped.

EDIT:



I wonder if anyone attempted to pay $99 for a biannual upgrade...
Edited by A Bad Day - 6/3/13 at 8:41am
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Originally Posted by A Bad Day View Post

If a developer needs more computation power than the 8-core CPU could provide, they'll have to use HSA.

On the plus side, the GPU is slightly more powerful than a Radeon 7850. That's a lot of reserve computation power capable of being tapped.

EDIT:


right in the nostalgia.
 
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It'll be just like last time; good improvements for about 3 years, then insanely gradual stuff, as it no longer becomes a question of using the power, and instead becomes a question of low level optimization.
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I'd go as far as to say that it's already outdated
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4K will be affordable in 2-3 years and consoles still don't run games native at 1080p. I can see console games struggle to upscale their games to 4K a few years from now. Outdated indeed.
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4K will be affordable in 2-3 years and consoles still don't run games native at 1080p. I can see console games struggle to upscale their games to 4K a few years from now. Outdated indeed.

1080p "true HD" is affordable now for hardware, but you see so little content, even now, above 720p or 1080i and most of it is an extra premium for HD, which is usually just giving you 720p even for the added cost.

So 4K TV's and such may be affordable in a few years, but the content will always be lagging far behind, and companies will want huge premiums for this, considering how terribly bad they overprice HD content now.

My service providers require you to also purchase channels or packages in SD when you purchase them in HD. Charging a premium for the HD content and making you buy the SD as well, so double charging on top. Then most of the content is at 720p and sometimes 1080i. I haven't even seen my TV run a program thats been in 1080p yet. But I don't check all the time, often, but not always.

So yea... don't see not being able to do 4K as a problem at all. Putting out realistic graphics in 1080p should be a higher priority, would make more sense for mass appeal and adoption as most people now have HDTV's, and the hardware required to pump out 4K console games would be prohibitively expensive, and for the reasons stated before, wouldn't really matter to most people in the market for a console.
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