Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) Technical Details – Part One

The Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One are the key contenders in the next generation games gaming system battle. With both machines due to launch at the end of 2013, Sony has now presented the full technical requirements of its latest gaming console. With this first of a two-part series we take a comprehensive look at the PS4’s technical details. ps4 pro giveaway

Processor (Main and Graphics)

At the heart of any console is the processor. The PS4 uses an unit made by AMD that is centered on a not-yet-released PERSONAL COMPUTER product, codenamed Jaguar. The CPU (short for central processing unit) will feature eight low-power cores and will work in combination with the Radeon centered graphics processing unit, or GPU. The GPU features 18 computing units, each running at 800MHz which, combined with the COMPUTER, provides the PS4 with 1. 84 TFLOPS of computing power. 

RAM (Ramdom Access Memory)

One of many outstanding numbers on this playstation 3 slim 4’s specification sheet is its 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. This high-end recollection is expensive and is rarely used in this quantity, even in high end PC graphics greeting cards that on their own could cost as much as the PS4 will probably cost. This makes it all the more impressive that it is included in the PS4. The inclusion of this level of RAM as standard is likely to up to date the gaming console to a certain degree.

It remains to be seen how much of the RAM is required by the PS4 working system. Based on experience of current generation games consoles and top end gaming Computer’s, we would expect a maximum of 1GB to be expected for this goal, thus leaving a large number of00 free for PS4 game play duties.

Internal Storage

Interior storage comes in the form of any 500GB 2. 5-inch SATA conventional mechanised hard drive, quite an increase from that of the PlayStation 3 which only had a 20 GB hard drive on release. It must be said though that the PLAYSTATION 3 has gone through several versions since it was first introduced in 06\ and the latest excellent slim models come which hard drives ranging from 250GB to 500GB.

A plus point for the PS4 is usually that the hard drive is user removable and upgradeable, thus allowing much larger capacity mechanical hard pushes to be installed. The current major 2. 5″ hard drive available is 2TB or 2000GB (four times the size of the standard drive) so assuming the operating-system of the console allows it, the storage capacity of the system can be greatly expanded. There is also the opportunity of installing an SSD or solid state drive in the PS4. Whilst capabilities are lower than standard hard disk drives, access and data transfer speeds are much faster.

Optical Travel

The Sony PS4 uses an integrated 6x CAV Blueray drive with a maximum read speed of twenty seven MB/s. This compares positively with the PS3’s two times speed Blu-ray unit that was capped at just 9MB/s. Set free of the PS3’s throughput constraints, the PS4 will be noticeably faster at disk to hard drive data transfer and will make initial game set up much quicker, even taking into account the expected larger files sizes of the new generation video games.

The drive will read and play Blu-ray disks, DVD’s and CD’s, although it is unlikely to be capable of reading the new quad-layer 75 GB capacity Blu-ray dvds that are designed to support 4k resolutions. This kind of is unlikely to be an issue since it is doubtful that the PS4 will support 4k output.