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SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:53 PM ( #1 )
I believe SONY is not scared showing off their PS4. They flat out front revealed their specifications. Here is a quick run down.

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

Built-in Optical Drive 
Disk 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 (3.0?)
Analog-AV out
Digital Output (optical)  

They have put a massive RAM. Sony have learned their lessons and have put in a powerful 8GB GDDR5 RAM, which should make the system future proof for years.

Used Kevin Krewell, a longtime chip analyst at the Linley Group, for his reaction.


The machine uses its GPU for particle physics processing, which indicates GPU Compute, Krewell said. That likely means it will support OpenCL computing, or using the graphics cores to do nongraphics tasks. The specs in fact say that the GPU has 18 compute units that collectively produce 1.84 teraflops of computing power. Combined with the CPU, the computing power tops 2 teraflops.

Krewell also aid that the 176GB/s of memory bandwidth is 3.7 times the bandwidth of the Cell processor (made by IBM for the PlayStation 3, with Rambus XDR main memory) and the Nvidia RSX (GDDR3) graphics chip memory bandwidth combined. The 8GB of GDDR5 memory is 16 times the memory of the PS3.

Cerny mentioned that the machine will turn on instantly. You can press the power button and put the game into suspend mode. It will stop where it is, and then you can tap the power button later to resume the game immediately. You can also use the PlayStation Vita, a smartphone or tablet as a second screen. You can use that second screen as a remote, or use it perform some actions from afar. You can, for instance, view a map on a second screen while playing an adventure game. Or you could use your second screen to spectate games being played by your friends.

“It’s very comparable to a mid- to high-end gaming PC,” Krewell said. “Even though the CPU is combined with the GPU on one die, like most PC processors today, the higher bandwidth memory and custom design indicates it should have graphics performance more like a discrete GPU found in a gaming PC.”


Cerny mentioned that the CPU has eight cores and a state-of-the-art GPU,with a combined two teraflops of computational performance. He showed the Havok physics engine running on the PS4 while consuming very little of the system’s overall computing power.

Cerny acknowledged that the “radical technology” of the past Cell processor got in the way of simplicity for game developers. So the new machine is making the leap to PC technology, which can easily run engines such as Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Sony showed a demo of Unreal Engine 4, reportedly running in real time on the PS4.

http://venturebeat.com/20...potential-performance/


http://gamingbolt.com/son...ete-ps4-specifications


I like that SONY is not scared showing off their consoles power and revealing few games now. They strongly believe have the most powerful console, which I do, and are not worried about their competition. I think SONY did a great job with the specs of the system. State of the GPU with also a great CPU.









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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:54 PM ( #2 )
I didn't see a PS4 during that conference.
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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:56 PM ( #3 )
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I didn't see a PS4 during that conference.



It's used as an expression. 

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:58 PM ( #4 )
Didn't see a PS3, and the only spec they released was an 8-core Jag. 


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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 AM ( #5 )
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Didn't see a PS3, and the only spec they released was an 8-core Jag. 



It was alot more than that, "Right after the PS4 reveal event ended, Sony have released a press statement that outlines the complete specifications of the system. It seems Sony are putting their all in to the PlayStation 4 with specs equivalent to a high end PC."

http://gamingbolt.com/son...ete-ps4-specifications


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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:02 AM ( #6 )
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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:05 AM ( #7 )
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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:06 AM ( #8 )
They're obviously not scared.  They announced their console in February.  

But yes, they did not pull a Nintendo.  They provided a spec sheet and seem proud.  Rightfully so.  They've done a good job so far. 
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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:09 AM ( #9 )
Also Did I miss the UI presentation? I really wanna see how the new UI works

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:12 AM ( #10 )
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Also Did I miss the UI presentation? I really wanna see how the new UI works



Here is some of it bro:http://gamingeverything.c...s4-interface-overview/

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:15 AM ( #11 )
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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:16 AM ( #12 )
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Also Did I miss the UI presentation? I really wanna see how the new UI works



Here is some of it bro:http://gamingeverything.c...s4-interface-overview/



Sweet, yeah I Saw that part. Was hoping for more details, but this was a reveal and a tease. So it's to be expected. 


Also, that guy reminded me of Jim Carrey the whole time he presented. 

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:20 AM ( #13 )
Its pretty shocking that they are using 8GB of GDDR5 ram

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:22 AM ( #14 )
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Its pretty shocking that they are using 8GB of GDDR5 ram





Yup, hopefully the price tag won't be as shocking lol

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:24 AM ( #15 )
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Its pretty shocking that they are using 8GB of GDDR5 ram





Yup, hopefully the price tag won't be as shocking lol



There was a rumor article today or yesterday of the price being $399 and $499. I will be happy if it is this.

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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:19 AM ( #16 )
I was going to make a thread about Sony not showing the actual console being seen as a mistake, but i'll use this thread.


From a gamers point of view not showing the PS4 was clever, it's seen as saving something from E3, not revealing all their cards.


Keza MacDonald, UK games editor of IGN.com, said the lack of a physical "box" at the presentation was no big deal.

"We just saw the experience, we saw their philosophy of the thing. It was very much here's the experience we're trying to give you."
She added: "It's not so much about what's inside the box anymore, it's not about the hardware. It's about what you're offering - the games that you're offering, the services that you're offering."


But from an outsiders point of view not showing the actual console is being seen as a bit of a joke, similar to when the WiiU was first shown and Nintendo only showed off the controller. There was also dissapointment at Sony talking so much about their philosophical approach to the PS4 and it's architecture. 

Here are some quotes and reaction from the tech world:


The Verge:
Sony's decision to not announce the price or a firm shipping date for the PlayStation 4 will no doubt give the company room to manoeuvre should it need to respond to any gaming announcements from Microsoft.
Gizmodo:
As the hours of demos and introductions dragged on, it became increasingly obvious that we weren't actually going to see the PlayStation 4. Sony either isn't ready for primetime, or Sony thinks the best way to get us interested is to play hard to get.
Wired:
Talk is the cheapest thing there is. And that's basically what Sony did today: It espoused a philosophy, said the names of a lot of popular games, but didn't give us any real, concrete information in an age where it's more important than ever.
Computer and Video Games:
Sony is not only responding to a world disrupted by Apple, that will only continue to fragment, but is trying to see past it; to carve its own niche. It's no small step that PS4 is being developed out of the west, and not Japan - yet even more surprising to learn that work began on it five years ago.
Spong:
Most exciting is the share button. The PS4, we're told, will sneakily and transparently monitor and buffer our last 15 minutes of gameplay. This will be a boon to all those who think there is not enough inane video drivel on YouTube.
Techcrunch:
What was missing from Sony was a discussion of anything that could've made it a more broadly appealing device. It (and we, as potential customers) needed way more than a falling back on graphics, eye candy and tech demos, which may have served the gaming industry well in the past, but which have done nothing to stem the rising tide of mobile platforms like iOS and Android.
Stuff:
The PS4 looks to be a confident riposte to the Nintendo Wii U, with an array of social gaming features that look set to - potentially - enthral and irritate in equal measure. Microsoft, the ball's in your court.
Cnet:
The PS4 looks like it's long on promises and big-picture dreaming, but currently short on clear, concrete reasons why anyone would be tempted to buy one.
New York Times:
New features cannot hide the fact that PlayStation 4 is still a console, a way of playing games on compact discs that was cool when cellphones were not smart.

....

These are major publications, millions of people are going to get first impressions from them.

The reaction on twitter wasn't too good either. I don't think MS will be worried about this conference, they'll be feeling that Sony had a shot at creating massive hype and they failed. It hasn't captured the public imagination like it was supposed to.



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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:30 AM ( #17 )
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lmao exactly.



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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:46 AM ( #18 )
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lmao exactly.



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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:59 AM ( #19 )
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Re:SONY not scared showing their PS4 off - Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:45 AM ( #20 )
http://www.gamechup.com/d...n-times-coming-crytek/









Devs are happy with the Specs for the system and they are the ones who matter most about describing how important it is.
PS4 is a success with the Specs. SONY not showing they are not scared when revealing the power of the PS4.

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