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The ps4 is likely a couple of years away. What would you like to see included in the system? creating a new system likely takes a couple of years, so if Sony intends to release it in 2012, they will likely use technology that is currently available now in the pc market. Also keep in mind that the price has got to be $600 or less or no one will buy it.

Here is my guess:

Cell processor (to retain backwards compatibility)
470 GTX like processor (480 likely too expensive)
1 tb harddrive
500 gb blue-ray (although their drive is always something new with each generation and they are working on something which can store 1 tb)

Of course by this time 1080p will be standard. Other features that I would like to see includes ray-tracing in game graphics and some kind of mind control technology, although this may be more along the lines of ps5 which would be released around 2018-20.

I found this picture which gives an indication of the kind of graphics nvidia is capable of:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/N/1/228...al/fermi_1.jpg

What are your thoughts?
Edited by blzd1 - 10/31/10 at 12:11am
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2x hex core xeons
quad 6970's.
.........512 mb of RAM..

Seriously, why are consoles always so skimp on RAM?
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2x hex core xeons
quad 6970's.
.........512 mb of RAM..

Seriously, why are consoles always so skimp on RAM?
Because console's operating systems, like the PS3's don't require much ram.

The new slim ps3's have 256mb of ram
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My design of the PS3 would use cutting edge technology not even on the market yet Top that.
    
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My design of the PS3 would use cutting edge technology not even on the market yet Top that.
Mine would be 2x i7 980x, 64gb DDR3, 2 3.5" HDD bays, 1x 2.5" bay. HDMI port, ethernet port, 8x USB 3.0 ports, eSata, 80-in-1 SD card reader, 1x blu ray burner drive, quadfire 6970's, 320gb SSD, 2x 2tb HDDs

And it would probably cost $2000+
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It would be an OS bundled with a USB controller you could install on your computer, with easy multi-boot options. Done and done.
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Because console's operating systems, like the PS3's don't require much ram.

The new slim ps3's have 256mb of ram
all ps3's have 256mb of ram.

ram is dirt cheap nowadays. I know they have to stick to the standard set a couple years ago, but today's standards, new consoles should use 2GB+ in the future.
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all ps3's have 256mb of ram.

ram is dirt cheap nowadays. I know they have to stick to the standard set a couple years ago, but today's standards, new consoles should use 2GB+ in the future.
Herp Derp. is all i can say to that if you researched properly you'd know it has 512MB possible total.

My PS4 would be my rig
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i think it would be cool, if the ps4 was a cheap barebones, and like, you chose your own cpu, and HDD and ram, and could get graphics cards. and a fiberoptic internal wire system it all sounds stupid, but i think it would ad an extra persuit as people would strive to make more power.


seriously though, they should put in a BIOS so you can overclock it >
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