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    Red face PlayStation 4 hardware exposed. Almost everything you want to know!

    I put quotes in spoiler tags. It's a lengthy read but sure is worth it if you are interested in the PS4 hardware.

    The Biggest Thing" About the PlayStation 4


    What Does 'Supercharged' Mean, Anyway?


    Familiar Architecture, Future-Proofed

    Enabling the Vision: How Sony Modified the Hardware


    Launch and Beyond

    Freeing Up Resources: The PS4's Dedicated Units[game installs;load times]


    Sounds Good, But... Bottlenecks?

    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/featur...with_mark_.php
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    Awesome article! Great to see what is going on inside his head on the vision of the PS4 and all the hardware inside it!

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    Sony has really listened to the developers with PS4 and its going to pay off.

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    this. is. just. INCREDIBLE!
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    Maths is biased! It keeps telling me the PS4 is 50% more powerful than XboxOne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Sony has really listened to the developers with PS4 and its going to pay off.
    Yep! This Fall/Winter can't get here quick enough!

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    "The launch lineup for PlayStation 4 -- though I unfortunately can’t give the title count -- is going to be stronger than any prior PlayStation hardware. And that's a result of that familiarity,"
    ^I can't wait until e3.

    And the talk about installing games in the background from blu-ray leads me to believe that we'll have a 1TB hard drive in the consoles.


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    Confirmation of zlib decompression hardware was nice.
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    Couple of nice blog posts about OpenGL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlippone View Post
    Confirmation of zlib decompression hardware was nice.
    I also think the confirmation that the PS4 is a bucket of awesome is nice too!

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    It's good to see there are dedicated hardware units to handle the input-output of data.
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    now I just want to see the actual console design. lol




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    Quote Originally Posted by Serinous View Post
    now I just want to see the actual console design. lol
    You haven't seen it yet?! Enjoy!



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    So, tessellation for the triangles you see and the ones that you don't. Pretty smart way to handle a bottleneck.
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    So does this mean the PS4 can install the game in the background while we play?

    "So, what we do as the game accesses the Blu-ray disc, is we take any data that was accessed and we put it on the hard drive. And if then if there is idle time, we go ahead and copy the remaining data to the hard drive. And what that means is after an hour or two, the game is on the hard drive, and you have access, you have dramatically quicker loading... And you have the ability to do some truly high-speed streaming."

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    So does this mean the PS4 can install the game in the background while we play?
    That is what I am understanding, but the real question is whether you have to actually have the game disc in the machine after it installs to the hard drive to play the game...

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    Looks like my prediction about PS4 returning us to the awesome days of the PS2 era might be true.

    Thanks to the development friendly architecture of the PS4, we're going to get a huge quantity of games, which in return gives us a lot of different genres to pick from, and obviously also increases the number of quality titles.

    This is a win win situation. I'm really excited =)

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    Not a whole lot new in all that.

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    thanks for posting this. great story

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    LOL @ best line up ever. They say that with every console and handheld

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Not a whole lot new in all that.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungMartin90 View Post
    Looks like my prediction about PS4 returning us to the awesome days of the PS2 era might be true. Thanks to the development friendly architecture of the PS4, we're going to get a huge quantity of games, which in return gives us a lot of different genres to pick from, and obviously also increases the number of quality titles. This is a win win situation. I'm really excited =)
    I agree with the games part but returning to the PS2 glory days? Doubtful. Sony could very well become number one but I dont think we'll ever see PS2 era dominance ever again. And I'm sure MS console will be easy to develop for as well. Sony is just taking a page from MS book by dumping the cell and going with more traditional architecture. However I do think Sony will have the superior lineup of games next gen.

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    I agree I don't think we will see something quite like the PS2 again. That said the architecture is simple and powerful. That's something you can never underestimate. Developers will be able to make games that are great to look at, and great to play, all without complaining about the difficulty it is to work on. I'm excited and I hope this generation of gaming is better then the last.
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    The PS4 is going to straight up do work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    I agree with the games part but returning to the PS2 glory days? Doubtful. Sony could very well become number one but I dont think we'll ever see PS2 era dominance ever again. And I'm sure MS console will be easy to develop for as well. Sony is just taking a page from MS book by dumping the cell and going with more traditional architecture. However I do think Sony will have the superior lineup of games next gen.
    Notice how I wrote might.

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