i'm not a fan of the artist renditions or some of the rumored features. i would like to see game consoles designed to fit in with the styling of high end audio/video equipment. the original ps3 model, even with it's big curve on top fits with the rest of my gear better than any other console, but it still looks "off" because of the big curve.
the automatic features have to go. the main reason i started programming was because i want to make computers do what i want them to do. i can not think of one automatic process related to machine settings that i would trust enough to actually use.
WOW... Deja vu.. most of the features that were offered for the ps3 either didn't make it to the final production and the few that did were removed via fw updates. idk what to think..
PS4 will automatically shut off PRIMARY (meaning it has more power sources) power after each 30 minute period of playtime and WILL DRAW ENERGY FROM A (possibly internal) RECHARGABLE BATTERY FOR 5 MINUTES.
Right. It's still obviously a feature dreamed up by an artist, not an engineer. In order to run off the battery, the battery must be charged, which takes extra power. Because batteries aren't perfect, it takes more power to charge than you'd get out of it. So if it really did run off a battery for five minutes every half-hour, it would use more electricity than it would if it never used the battery.
Well if it does have a battery then i guess you'd probly charge it up first no???... cuz over time that battery won't go down as fast as if it was half empty
-Battery full --> 30 mins then it shuts down to use bat --> 5 mins use of battery, then the system turns primary power back on for another 30 mins and slowly charges the battery up while you play.
Does it look like that battery will go down halfway in 5 mins ?? not really... either ways, that battery is gonna get recharged when you turn your PS4 off... so it'll always be charged up the next time you turn your PS4 on.
Last edited by DemonoidMaster; 07-24-2011 at 03:39 PM
You're still using more electricity over time, doesn't matter how much of the battery you use or when you charge it. If it charges while the PS4 is off, then it's still using electricity that normally wouldn't be used. There's no free lunch here.
If batteries didn't take more power to charge than you get out of them, then you could plug two batteries into each other, stuff them into an electric vehicle, and drive forever.
Note that this is completely different from having a battery backup, which isn't a bad idea for people with unreliable electricity. The artist probably dreamed up a battery backup, and thought "Hey, why not run off of just the battery every once in a while to save power?". Yeah, doesn't work like that.
Totally agree with you. It's interesting only if the artist was GIVEN information by someone at Sony and misunderstood. I can imagine a 30 min charge time for a 5 min automatic battery standby if the user suffers a power loss.
Some of the specs are duplicated as if the features were not understood. Only in the last month were the specs released on Wireless Gigabit Alliance 1.1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Gigabit_Alliance That's something I expect to see on a PS4 along with the proposed GE blu-ray holographic drive also just announced. All these to support 4K res for media not games and a higher frame rates.
Last edited by jeffrigby; 07-25-2011 at 07:21 AM
Uh, I'm pretty sure this is false. If this was the case, then hybrid cars like a Prius would actually get LESS gas mileage than their gas-only counterparts. However, we all know this isn't true, and it's the exact same concept.
I'm pretty pissed though that they're talking about shipping in 2012. PS3 isn't anywhere near the same continent as it's potential. Developers are just now starting to get the hang of it and games are finally starting to catch up to the 360 versions, albeit still with frame drops in high action sequences.
I don't want PS4 yet