PlayStation 4 Announced, Packs 8-Core AMD 'Jaguar' CPU

67

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Put away the crack, before the crack puts you away.

avatar

QUINTIX256

Translation: 450hp + a jacked up steering column and no treads = going no where fast. This is a well balanced piece of hardware which isn't focused on cpu-only floating point throughput like the Cell Broadband Engine was. Jaguar may be sold as a "atom competitor" but it is well above and beyond Bobcat. On top of that, since few games spread out to 8 threads easily, this CPU may well support turbo core.

avatar

Damnlogin

TBH though, all they had to do was give the Cell's chipset more memory. That was probably the 1 thing that pissed off programmers working with the PS3. Having a X86 chipset should be a + for the PC market though. Oh! The hacking scene might like the switch also, since porting from PC will be easier.

avatar

rsaotome

Too bad they didn't address the ability to play used games.

...or was the inability to play 2nd hand games just a sad, deal breaking rumor?

avatar

Rift2

I wonder how many FPS shooters this thing will have. Developers really need to break the mold on making every damn game out there a FPS.

avatar

Scatter

Why does the modern gamer supposedly have a constant need for social interaction? I know that when I play a game I just want to play a game and I certainly don't want Facebook.

avatar

Ghok

Me too. I mostly play games to get away from people.

avatar

ZombieKiller

He he! Uh... I think a few details were left out. The CPU is a 1.6GHZ AMD eight core, mere 1.6, how about a 3.4GHZ quad? Cores do not matter at all, they help but only make a difference if paired with a good clock speed. The i7 3770K has 1,400% more CPU power in comparison. So overall it sucks... its a good system if you don't have much money to spend on gaming and want to be able to play all the games for about the next six years. Yet it still pales in comparison with a real gaming computer. Great for the price I must admit and I will be buying one so I can play PlayStation Exclusive games. But sorry console gamers in reality consoles will NEVER EVER have a performance advantage to computers. Really nice upgrade though! :D

avatar

lbrowne

"Cores do not matter at all,"

This is just not true. I agree that 1.6 GHz is disappointing, but number of cores is just as important, if not moreso. The reason adding cores doesn't necessarily add speed is because software developers rarely take advantage of multithreading. A highly threaded application can potentially run 8x faster on an 8-core CPU than a single core at the same clock speed (actual gains would never reach 8x, but they could come close). To get that performance gain from increasing the clock speed, you'd have to run the PS4's CPU at 12.8 GHz.

As long as developers take advantage of multithreading (and I'm hoping Sony's development tools help here, too), as well as the GPU computing I heard mentioned, we're in for one hell of a console.

avatar

jraschke11

..."without having to make a payment, allowing them to only pay for the games that they actually like."

Without consumers getting duped on terrible games, revenues will plummet. Developers may be forced to create interesting games that people actually like.

avatar

Scott586

Micro USB? I know it's become the standard that all of our portable devices are now using, but I prefer mini USB for durability. Then again I'm not their target demographic. I bought the PS3 to play blurays and stream on, very little gaming.

avatar

Neufeldt2002

I wonder how long befor some enterprising young lad loads Linux on this. Otherwise it looks interesting. Okay MS, your turn, let's see what you bring to the table.

avatar

RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

And Sony tries to put him in federal prison....

avatar

Benjo

First thing that came to mind when I saw the title:
"The Atari Jaguar is back!"

I blame the chip name and extra buttons that seems tacked-on to the controller :P

avatar

AFDozerman

Well, good to see that maybe future games will start using at least 8 threads.

avatar

jason2393

Okay, now I want this and a PS Vita. Any word on backwards compatibility?

avatar

Neufeldt2002

PS1, 2, & 3 backwards compatibility is being done through Gaikai’s cloud gaming technology as they are games based off of different processors not the x86. Not sure how it is going to work though, but it's what I read somewhere today.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.