Nvidia: PS4 specs are low end CPU and mid range GPU

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  1. soulx
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    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/consoles/nvidia-compares-ps4-specs-to-a-low-end-cpu-1138051

    #shotsfired

    nvidia is still butthurt after being shafted from all current consoles.
     
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  2. Foxi4

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    Oh, so now they're bothered by the fact that consoles have lower specs than PC's. When their chips powered the PS3 (which had 256 RAM and 256 VRAM... in the 21st century) everything was dandy.

    Of course let's completely disregard the fact that consoles aren't PC's and don't necessarily require hardware comparable to High-End PC's to work efficiently etc.

    They also seem to be forgetting that video game development gravitates around consoles - even if you invest in what they call "the latest GPU's" you're still stuck with the same games - all your upgrades amount to are 10% PC exclusives and 90% "playing on Ultra settings".

    You're making Project Shield - we get it guys.
     
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  4. 2ndApex

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    Guys...please use our PC's?
     
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    shh nvidia, no tears now, only dreams.
     
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    If those earlier PS4 in-game renderings were accurate, then who fucking cares about the specs? Sony has already shown what the PS4 is capable of.
     
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    Yes, key being "if they're accurate"--since they aren't running on PS4 hardware but, rather, the PCs referenced above...

    (And God knows Sony never exaggerates or embellishes what their machines are capable of before final hardware...)
     
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    Pretty sure they mentioned that the hardware isn't even finalized yet which is why they're not showcasing it, either on the conference itself or right after it on the post-conference show. That said, it's fair to expect that even if the specs change, they're going to aim at making the showcased software "work" mainly because some of that software were future PS4 games by SCE and their associates (Infamous, Killzone).
     
  10. Veho

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    This is the first time the Playstation will have specs lower than PCs at launch. When the PS2 came out, it had specs superior to any PC. Same with the PS3 (albeit by a much smaller margin). This is the first time Sony's console isn't a superior powerhouse but merely a comparable (if not inferior) machine at launch. Sure, all the "consoles aren't PCs / better use of hardware / no bulky OS / uniform hardware platform" still applies, but it applied to previous consoles as well - but they also had superior hardware on top of it. Or underneath it? In conjunction with, in any case.
     
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    That's entirely debatable and depends on what you consider a high-end PC - you could get PC's with comparable performance both in PS2 and PS3 times as far as I remember. ;)
     
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    I already said before it's no match for PC's, unless your average general use PC by normal people. PS3 gave the highest end PC a run for their money. PS4 not in this case, still powerful to display good stuff. People look at 8 cores and say wow, but infact these are very weak processors, low consumption against the top who are just quad core.
     
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    Agreed that PCs still beat out consoles.

    But nowadays, gaming computers are much more common and much cheaper. Back then it was like, $1000 or so for a computer that would game well. Now you can get one for ~$600 easily, so they likely feel some pressure?
     
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    My Sega 32X would like to have a word with you!
     
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    Can't tell if trolling, or just stupid.
     
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    PS2 does NOT have superior spec compared to PC at that time; in fact PS2 is the weakest 6th gen console. Gamecube, Dreamcast, and Xbox are all stronger than PS2 if you look at computation power (although MIPS used by PS2 was the hardest to code for).

    And yes, console aren't gaming PC. Console has each component integrates tightly together; console able to use hardware much more efficiently than gaming PC.
     
  17. MegaBassBX

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    Why did Sony make the PS4, I think the PS3 is more powerful even than the Wii U.

    As for the choice of AMD over Nvidia this is a stupid move as every good company knows that Nvidia market share is the biggest since they are the best.


    But calling the PS4 a low end PC they can go suck my Dck
     
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    Seeing as how likely both will be using AMD components, I wonder how this will play into PCs. Will AMD now get a leg up on a lot of games? It seems to me it might happen, lots of games nowadays are based around the console specs and if both are using AMD, I can see devs working to make the most out of it.

    might be a stretch, but this might be something to get AMD a nice boost.
     
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    Now AMD will release Jaguar as a Laptop chip and then we'll have people trying to dual boot laptops with PS4 firmware and Windows.
     
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    For people thinking that the new consoles are even close to competing with what is possible with building your own PC.

    I present the Titan graphics card, and no this will not be coming to a console this gen....

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121724

    6GB's of 384bit GDDR5 Ram just for the GPU it also features 2688 CUDA Cores and a host of other goodies.

    Expensive yes, matched by home consoles? No.
     
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