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PlayStation Meeting 2013: Sony reveals PS4′s specs

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During the recently concluded PlayStation Meeting we were treated to some incredible displays of the PS4’s graphical fidelity which gave us an all-too-brief glimpse at what the console is capable of from a technical perspective.

Although we didn’t see the form factor of the console during the event, Sony has revealed the PS4’s hardware specs which promise to keep both gamers and developers satisfied for many years to come.

Here they are:

Main Processor

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based
    graphics engine

Memory

  • GDDR5 8GB

Hard Disk Drive

  • Built-in

Optical Drive

  • (read only)
  • BD 6xCAV
  • DVD 8xCAV
  • I/O
  • Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX

Communication

  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)

AV output

  • HDMI
  • Analog-AV out
  • Digital Output (optical)

The PS4’s x86-64 CPU provides developers with a familiar system architecture to work with, while its 8GB of GDDR5 RAM grants the console an incredible 176 GB/second of bandwidth. Furthermore, the GPU contains a unified array of 18 compute units which collectively generate 1.84 Teraflops of processing power. This power can be freely distributed between graphics, simulation tasks, or a combination of the two.

Here are two real-time demos showcasing the PS4’s graphical capabilities:

Be sure to check out our complete coverage of the PlayStation Meeting and PS4 reveal over here.


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