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Monday, 09 January 2012 09:41

Claimed PS4 specs to be more than next Xbox

Written by David Stellmack



Sources claim it will launch months after next Xbox


Over the weekend a number of sources have reported that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 is shaping up to be more powerful than the next Xbox that Microsoft is working on. If one believes idle chit chat, it is now believed that Microsoft will once again get the jump on Sony and ship their next generation console first, with Sony following with the PlayStation 4 several months later.

It is now anticipated that both Microsoft as well as Sony will show their next generation consoles in June at E3. Still, despite conflicting reports from a number of sources, some believe that Microsoft and Sony will both be talking at the next-generation console at CES in Las Vegas this week behind closed doors; but a public product showing seems doubtful. The E3 showing is expected to be an effort to spoil Nintendo’s launch of the Wii U.

While the specifics of the hardware for the PS4 are not known yet, sources now believe that the Microsoft Xbox Next will focus on utility and innovation that could see the console add DVR-like functionality (for example), as well as deeper Kinect support with the included Kinect 2.0 device right out of the box. It is believed that the Xbox Next will again be powered by a more powerful and efficient IBM PowerPC chip.

Sources also continue to say that in a strange twist of fate, all three consoles (the Wii U, Xbox Next, and PS4) will be powered by AMD graphics this time around. If true, this could be a rather interesting development.

David Stellmack

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+2 #1 Chevron 2012-01-09 11:58
If the PS4 will be using AMD, backwards compatibility will be a nightmare to accomplish.
 
 
+1 #2 Exodite 2012-01-09 12:15
Quoting Chevron:
If the PS4 will be using AMD, backwards compatibility will be a nightmare to accomplish.



It would be regardless, since Sony is unlikely to go with the SPE setup of the PS3 due to the difficulty in writing software for it.
 
 
+2 #3 STRESS 2012-01-09 14:10
Quoting Exodite:
It would be regardless, since Sony is unlikely to go with the SPE setup of the PS3 due to the difficulty in writing software for it.



Don't bet on that the rumour mill has it actually will be a pimped Cell chip again with 16 SPEs,

Quote:
that in a strange twist of fate

Wthat strange twist of fate? It is just JJH is talking shit and can't deliver as usual. That's how NV screwed up things with Microsoft, Apple and now Sony. Besides Sony laptops are long being using AMD GPUs
 
 
+2 #4 yourma2000 2012-01-09 15:58
Quoting Chevron:
If the PS4 will be using AMD, backwards compatibility will be a nightmare to accomplish.



It might be possible with simple driver packages, if the PS4s GPU support OpenGL like AMD desktop GPUs then it might just work, the problem is emulating the rest of the PS3s hardware which hasn't been possible on today's hardware, but that's because developers have been working at a software level in basements, Sony may work with AMD to bring backward compatibility through hardware changes.
 
 
0 #5 Bl0bb3r 2012-01-10 01:27
Backwards compatibility? Unlikely to possibly limited... sure, for the top and most expensive model and one that will be phased out shortly after launch and for a few game titles.

Sony lost a lot of money on PS3's but they gained it back with licenses for game developers... this time around won't be any different.
 
 
0 #6 Boomstick777 2012-01-10 06:49
Wasn't the PS3 supposed to be more powerful than the Xbox 360? It wasn't.. The PS3 has a weaker GPU and less RAM which cripples it, that's why mulitformat games are better on 360. Sure it has BluRay but most watch downloads these days? If PS4 comes months after Xbox 720 and is weaker, Sony will surely fall behind yet again....
 

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