Sony PlayStation 4 Technical Details
So the Sony PlayStation Four and Microsoft Xbox One are the principle contenders within the subsequent era video games console battle. With each machines resulting from launch in late 2013. Sony has now unveiled the total technical specs of its newest console. On this first of a two-part sequence we take a complete have a look at the PS4’s technical particulars.
Processor (Foremost and Graphics)
So the coronary heart of any console is the processor. The PS4 will use a unit manufactured by AMD that’s primarily based on a not-yet-released PC product, codenamed Jaguar. The CPU will function eight low-power cores. Can work along with the Radeon primarily based graphics processing unit, or GPU. The GPU options 18 computing models, every working at 800MHz which, mixed with the CPU. Supplies the PS4 with 1.84 TFLOPS of computing energy.
RAM (Ramdom Entry Reminiscence)
One of many standout numbers on the PlayStation 4’s specification sheet is its 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. This high-end reminiscence is pricey and is never used on this amount. Even in excessive finish PC graphics playing cards that on their very own can price as a lot because the PS4 is prone to price. This makes it all of the extra spectacular that it’s included within the PS4. The inclusion of this degree of RAM as customary is prone to future proof the console to a sure extent.
So it stays to be seen how a lot of the RAM is required by the PS4 working system. Primarily based on expertise of present era consoles and excessive finish gaming PC’s. We might anticipate a most of 1GB to be required for this function. So leaving a considerable quantity free for PS4 sport enjoying duties.
Inside storage comes within the type of a 500GB 2.5-inch SATA standard mechanical exhausting drive, fairly a rise from that of the PlayStation three which solely had a 20GB exhausting drive on launch. But it have to be stated although that the PS3 has gone by means of a number of variations because it was first launched in 2006 and the newest tremendous slim fashions come which exhausting drives starting from 250GB to 500GB.
A plus level for the PS4 is that the exhausting drive is person detachable and upgradeable, thus permitting bigger capability mechanical exhausting drives to be put in. So the present largest 2.5″ exhausting drive obtainable is 2TB or 2000GB so assuming the working system of the console permits it, the storage capability of the system might be enormously expanded. So there may be additionally the potential of putting in an SSD or strong state drive within the PS4. While capacities are decrease than customary exhausting drives, entry and knowledge switch speeds are a lot sooner.
The Sony PS4 will use an built-in 6x CAV Blu-ray drive with a most learn pace of 27 MB/s. This compares favourably with the PS3’s 2x pace Blu-ray unit that was capped at simply 9MB/s. Set freed from the PS3’s throughput restrictions. The PS4 shall be noticeably sooner at disc to exhausting drive knowledge switch and can make preliminary sport arrange a lot faster, even considering the anticipated bigger information sizes of the brand new era video games.
The drive will learn and play Blu-ray discs, DVD’s and CD’s, though it’s unlikely to be able to studying the brand new quad-layer 100 GB capability Blu-ray discs which are designed to help 4k resolutions. That is unlikely to be a difficulty as it’s uncertain that the PS4 will help 4k output.
This concludes the primary a part of our have a look at the PS4’s technical specification. Within the second half we cope with the video and sound output, connectivity, the brand new DualShock Four controller and the equipment obtainable for the following era console.