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February 23, 2012 // 2:18 am - A few months back Sony stated that PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive with rival next-generation consoles, and today Forbes.com reports that PS4 is in development with AMD rumored to be building the system's graphics technology.

To quote: "Sony is working on an as-yet-unannounced new gaming console, former AMD employees say, and the processor designer may play a key role in the new product.

AMD's graphics technology is already used in Microsoft's XBox 360 console. However, Sony's PlayStation 3 - introduced in 2006 - relies on graphics technology from Nvidia.

AMD declined to comment on the project. Sony Chief Transformation Officer George Bailey also declined to discuss Sony's new console, or even acknowledge its existence.

However, at AMD's analyst day last month, AMD Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert identified gaming as one of several trends that will drive revenue growth at AMD in 2012."


Sony PS4 Console in Development, AMD Building Graphics Tech?

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#73 - Prince Valiant - April 6, 2012 // 9:16 pm
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Aye.

I don't think the amount of memory on the GPU is so much the issue as the card itself.

#72 - Neo Cyrus - April 6, 2012 // 5:52 pm
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System memory and video memory are used for different tasks and are generally not shared which is why the PS3 was limited. Sharing any of the system memory would pose issues considering it's pretty much always slower than VRAM. The 360 used GDDR3, the VRAM, for the entire system.

#71 - Prince Valiant - April 6, 2012 // 2:10 pm
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I'd like to think they will have a good amount of system memory to feed off of.

I just hope that this rumor isn't true. I don't expect the 4k resolution thing to be anywhere near accurate but, this would be more than a little disappointing.

#70 - Neo Cyrus - April 5, 2012 // 5:23 pm
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Well benchmarks should be done with a beastly CPU and almost always are. It's all about what the GPU can do assuming there is nothing in the way.

It's not like the 1GB is entirely for textures, that's absolutely all the GPU has to work with, everything else including any form of AA takes memory as well. The last time I cranked up the textures in a game it took almost 2GB.

#69 - Prince Valiant - April 5, 2012 // 3:53 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
What benchmark shows a 6670 getting over 30fps in Metro 2033 at 1080p? That sounds really off. Maybe with all settings turn to the lowest and in DX 9 mode... even then it still seems unlikely. Well I just looked it up, apparently under medium settings it averaged 32fps according to one benchmark. Unfortunately that still means under maxed settings it wouldn't even pull 10fps.

Honestly the entire thing is a massive disappointment to me but the 1GB video memory blew me away, that means we won't even be getting good resolution textures.

Probably a benchmark using a beastly CPU, that tends to skew FPS a bit. A 1GB card can handle a decent texture load.

#68 - Neo Cyrus - April 5, 2012 // 3:09 pm
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What benchmark shows a 6670 getting over 30fps in Metro 2033 at 1080p? That sounds really off. Maybe with all settings turn to the lowest and in DX 9 mode... even then it still seems unlikely. Well I just looked it up, apparently under medium settings it averaged 32fps according to one benchmark. Unfortunately that still means under maxed settings it wouldn't even pull 10fps.

Honestly the entire thing is a massive disappointment to me but the 1GB video memory blew me away, that means we won't even be getting good resolution textures.

#67 - oVERSoLDiER - April 5, 2012 // 9:57 am
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Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfWar View Post
Hmm, only 1GB of RAM from what I read. I was hoping for a goal of 2GB for next generation.

I guess that means we either get better graphics, or better multitasking, but not both


What you read is the VRAM, the "RAM-Memory" of the GPU, not the main memory.

#66 - SwordOfWar - April 5, 2012 // 9:52 am
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Hmm, only 1GB of RAM from what I read. I was hoping for a goal of 2GB for next generation.

I guess that means we either get better graphics, or better multitasking, but not both

#65 - NTA - April 5, 2012 // 7:28 am
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Any good lower priced games in development? Hopefully these PS4 games will be 16% - 17% less. $120 for two games just seems a bit... and tax doesn't help at all LOL

#64 - oVERSoLDiER - April 5, 2012 // 6:13 am
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AMD APU's are kinda powerfull in comparison to theire price (built in CPU) and other on-board graphics. I'm a bit worried about the CPU they use, a normal Llano Quad-Core Desktop-CPU, which you can get at the moment for $129 (normal customer price) should be the CPU for an Next-Gen-Console which arrives in 2013 ? They can't be serious.
I would like to know which kind (XDR or DDR) and how much RAM they put in these - kinda oldschool compared to my PC - console.