Sony may not have given the world a glimpse at any actual hardware at their PS4 event, but we’re pleased to say that the company has been generous in providing a full list of technical specifications directly after their event. We get a confirmation of the 8GB of RAM integrated in the system and also find out some other interesting information in other areas of the hardware as well.
While some may be disappointed in not seeing the console yet, Sony gave plenty of other reasons why fans should be really excited about what is to drop during the Holiday period in 2013. Games such as Killzone: Shadowfall and Watch Dogs were shown at the event, two games that really gave a glimpse at what the PS4 will be capable of graphically.
If you are a hardware spec enthusiast, you’ll be pleased to see that Sony has wasted no time in providing detailed hardware specs of their next console, a stark contrast to Nintendo who were initially reluctant after first showing off the Wii U. In a press release, Sony has confirmed that the system will run on a single chip custom processor, comprised of eight x86-64 AMD Jaguar CPU cores and 1.84 TFLOPS.
In the graphics department, Sony hasn’t detailed the exact chip that they’ll be using but they have said the PS4 will run on an AMD Radeon-based graphics engine. The company didn’t reveal this at their event, instead preferring to let the watching audience know that the architecture has been designed in a PC-friendly way.
Elsewhere, we have 8GB of DDR5 RAM, a 6x Blu-Ray Drive, 8x DVD Drive and an integrated hard disk drive. Aside from the ground-breaking RAM increase, an important thing to note here is that the Blu-Ray disc speed is 6 times faster than the drive included with the PS3 – it’s difficult to tell what this will actually mean for the user though until we see some direct comparisons.
USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 2.1 will be available, along with the standard HDMI, analog AV-out, and optical outputs as well. The PS4 will also ship with a 720p 3D camera that reportedly features both a higher resolution and a larger field of view than Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect accessory.
Visit the official press release here for further details and another look at the PS4 tech specs chart. Let us know what you think about the 8GB of RAM inside the system and whether Sony has now convinced you to pick one up ahead of the next Xbox.
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