It was only a few days ago that we heard what the guts of the Xbox 720 will be like and now we’re getting a taste of its main competitor the PS4, with a purported leak that gives us a run down of what we can expect inside Sony’s next-gen system.
So what are we looking at? Here’s a spec list:
- CPU: 4 x dual core AMD 64 Bulldozer chips
- GPU: AMD R10xx
- RAM: 8GB
- Video RAM: 2.2GB
- Storage: 160GB HDD
- ODD: Blu Ray
- Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
As Kotaku points out, don’t fret at the small hard drive. This is a dev. machine build, not the eventual home console, so there will be bigger versions available, guaranteed. However just looking at that list, if there really is a 7000 chip in the next PS3, it could be an incredibly powerful machine -very likely more so than the Xbox equivalent.
It’s also being reported that there will be a changeup in the controller design, but we talked about that recently – it’s going down. The only difference in reporting seems to be that some say the new one will not feature the classic Dual Shock style and will instead be something quite different, possibly incorporating a touch screen or biometrics.
KitGuru Says: If the PS4 does end up packing all that high power into one machine, it could end up pretty expensive. That said, Sony doesn’t have much aversion to selling its consoles at a loss.