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Thursday, 12 January 2012 06:17

PS4 to feature super-HD?

Written by David Stellmack

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Could be something to think about

With all of the talk about Super-HD at CES, which is the new 4K/8K super-hi-res displays, is it too farfetched to think that Sony might be looking at this seriously for the PlayStation 4? Sony CTO Masaaki Tsuruta spoke at the International Electron Devices meeting in DC, where he said that Sony’s focus for its next gaming projects is very much focused on advanced semiconductor research.

Super-HD is something that Sony is apparently looking at while believing that new advances in silicon designs could make resolutions of 4K/8K possible with low latency. We have to think, however, that with people just making the transition to HDTV 1080, it would be hard to get folks to upgrade again.

Still, having that type of ability in its next console could really help Sony drive Super-HD 4K/8K, as it will take software and applications to make it something that is really ready for prime time.

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+7 #1 yasin 2012-01-12 12:15
not many had Blu-Ray when the PS3 came out, now a very significant number have a Blu-Ray player, many of them have the PS3 as one.
 
 
0 #2 Naterm 2012-01-12 12:41
I'd be happy with an 4K 30" monitor... I don't think 2560x1600 (2K) is high enough resolution for such a large panel.
 
 
-6 #3 bardenck 2012-01-12 14:41
i remember saying this was a "possibility" a long time ago, and got downvoted like crazy....
 
 
+2 #4 Exodite 2012-01-12 15:08
It's not unlikely it'll be able to output 4K video, as for actually gaming in that resolution... no way.

If it's able to handle 1080P in 3D at 60FPS that's several magnitudes more than the current generation can handle, and I wouldn't be surprised if it couldn't even handle that.

Unless we're talking 2030 or something.
 
 
-1 #5 saneblane 2012-01-12 16:31
Quoting Naterm:
I'd be happy with an 8K 30" monitor... I don't think 2560x1600 (4K) is high enough resolution for such a large panel.
2560x1600 is not 4k,4k is 4096 x 2160. And sorry to burst your bubble, but their isn't any graphics card that exist now that can handle 8k gaming, heck i don't even think the cables going to the monitor can support the bandwidth. And 8k in a 30 monitor, that's a bit crazy if you ask me.Almost every hardware in the computer would have to see a major jump in speed to to do 8k properly.
 
 
0 #6 Naterm 2012-01-12 16:53
Quoting saneblane:
Quoting Naterm:
I'd be happy with an 8K 30" monitor... I don't think 2560x1600 (4K) is high enough resolution for such a large panel.
2560x1600 is not 4k,4k is 4096 x 2160. And sorry to burst your bubble, but their isn't any graphics card that exist now that can handle 8k gaming, heck i don't even think the cables going to the monitor can support the bandwidth. And 8k in a 30 monitor, that's a bit crazy if you ask me.Almost every hardware in the computer would have to see a major jump in speed to to do 8k properly.


Yeah, meant 2K and 4K, wrote 4K and 8K for some reason.
 
 
+5 #7 evolucion8 2012-01-12 18:05
Heck, Sony touts its current PS3 as a HD console, and yet most games are under 720 or even lower. It might be a marketing gimmick to promote consistent 1080p gaming on its next Playstation incarnation.
 
 
+3 #8 nforce4max 2012-01-12 19:57
Quoting evolucion8:
Heck, Sony touts its current PS3 as a HD console, and yet most games are under 720 or even lower. It might be a marketing gimmick to promote consistent 1080p gaming on its next Playstation incarnation.


All thanks to it's horribly outdated G70 that only has 256mb of integrated 128bit GDDR3. Just comes to show how memory starved the PS3 is.
 
 
0 #9 Pyronick 2012-01-12 23:04
The graphics hardware should not have much difficulties running at those resolutions. The current-generation AMD 7k series are usually tested on WQXGA resolution (2560x1600) in multiple monitor setups - often at resolutions as high as 7680x1600 and still getting acceptable framerates in the latest games.
Don't forget that the PS4 hardware spec is probably not even finalized. I assume it will use a hybrid GPU using next-gen Graphics Core Next architecture with a few bits of architecture of the generation after the next-gen AMD iteration of Graphics Core Next. If Sony will licence AMD technology.
 
 
0 #10 Pyronick 2012-01-12 23:04
Looking at the television sets which are being shown at the CES, I don't consider 4K2K going anywhere yet. First of all it has a totally wrong aspect ratio. Unless we are talking about Quad Full High Definition (QFHD) which is 3840x2160 and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. This year it's all about Smart TV's, IPS and/or OLED. Smart TV hardware usually can't handle anything above 1080p so we'll either have to wait until next year or even later.
 

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