Another Day another 'report'; Orbis Specs

Itachi

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Kotaku basically has as much credibility as....well, none but what ever. Going to list only the specs. More detailed stuff in the link.
Orbis Devkit at a glance
8GB system memory, 2.2GB video memory
4x Dual-Core AMD64 "Bulldozer" CPU, AMD R10xx Liverpool GPU
New controller features touch pad
Can link PSN accounts to controllers, allowing for multiple logins.
 

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i don't see the need for the kotaku hate. they've named their source, unlike many other sites that have been duped or just trawled through forums. and their source has been pretty legit so far.

although different (because its talking about a dev kit), i think this rumour is interesting.... now to go read the rest.

*edit: MUCH better article than most out there right now. think you owe them an apology!
 
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I really just want to see what next-gen games Sony and other development studios have to offer. For all we know, the PS4 could struggle just as much as the Vita, despite boasting some impressive specs.
 

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[QUOTE="J3ff3, post: 5992705]i don't see the need for the kotaku hate. they've named their source, unlike many other sites that have been duped or just trawled through forums. and their source has been pretty legit so far.

although different (because its talking about a dev kit), i think this rumour is interesting.... now to go read the rest.

*edit: MUCH better article than most out there right now. think you owe them an apology![/QUOTE]

Yeah I think I do. At the time of posting I didn't even read the article :lol:
Although I remember there was some new story recently that kotaku made up and everyone was pissed...can't remember what was it though :p
 

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Impressive specs... but aren't dev kits always more powerfull then the actual console sold at retailers?
 

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[QUOTE="Zswordsman, post: 5992719]So how does this "build" compare to the previous rumor specs? i mean i don't believe their true but which one of these is stronger?[/QUOTE]

This one since the CPU is better and RAM is more though we don't know what kind of RAM it is don't have any specifics about the GPU
 
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[QUOTE="Marcsony, post: 5992723]Not a bad little read like the sound of some of the specs even if there all false, i do like the idea of having SEN accounts being linked to controllers.[/QUOTE]

I think the accounts getting linked to the controllers is ingenious!
 

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5992722]This one since the CPU is better and RAM is more though we don't know what kind of RAM it is don't have any specifics about the GPU[/QUOTE]
Hmmm, been reading the comments on Kotaku, apprently the bulldozer sucks. I don't really believe in these rumors anyways so what ever XD
 
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[QUOTE="MonkeyClaw, post: 5992733]I think the accounts getting linked to the controllers is ingenious![/QUOTE]

Until something happens to your controller like it breaks, battery goes dead, grab the wrong one when going to a buddies etc..
Well see when we know more/real specifics.
 
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[QUOTE="MonkeyClaw, post: 5992733]I think the accounts getting linked to the controllers is ingenious![/QUOTE]

One of the thing i think it will be cool for is if someone broke in stole my ps4 they wouldn't be able to rinse out my account before i got home from work lol.
 

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[QUOTE="Zswordsman, post: 5992740]Hmmm, been reading the comments on Kotaku, apprently the bulldozer sucks. I don't really believe in these rumors anyways so what ever XD[/QUOTE]

Those comments are probably comparing the bulldozer to i5 or i7 CPUs. Compared to the low power Jaguar CPU in the other rumours, bulldozer is better as far as I know
 

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5992748]Those comments are probably comparing the bulldozer to i5 or i7 CPUs. Compared to the low power Jaguar CPU in the other rumours, bulldozer is better as far as I know[/QUOTE]
Good to know! some people were saying its as crappy as the wii u's processor but they were probably just fanboys.
 
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[QUOTE="faaeng, post: 5992744]Until something happens to your controller like it breaks, battery goes dead, grab the wrong one when going to a buddies etc..
Well see when we know more/real specifics.[/QUOTE]

Did you read the article? It is not permanently linked to it, just when you press the button the turn it on, it asks which account you want to login with. Just the fact of being able to have 4 players, all using their own accounts while playing multiplayer in a game is awesome!
 
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[QUOTE="Zswordsman, post: 5992740]Hmmm, been reading the comments on Kotaku, apprently the bulldozer sucks. I don't really believe in these rumors anyways so what ever XD[/QUOTE]

Kotaku sucks. Period.

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Whether it is Bulldozer or Jaguar, both offer plenty of CPU performance for a console. These things don't have to run a full blown operating system on them, after all. VRAM and GPU specs matter a whole lot more than CPU specs when it comes to a console unless you just HAVE to be able to pause your game to watch an episode of Walking Dead on Netflix and then resume play.
 

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[QUOTE="MonkeyClaw, post: 5992769]Did you read the article? It is not permanently linked to it, just when you press the button the turn it on, it asks which account you want to login with. Just the fact of being able to have 4 players, all using their own accounts while playing multiplayer in a game is awesome![/QUOTE] Yep, that is definitely cool. (if true of course).
 
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[QUOTE="TGO, post: 5992800]Anyone notice the 2.2gb on the GPU?
Gaf reckons its 256mb for BC and Cell is onboard too

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Hmmm...interesting point...that is a weird number for graphics memory...
 

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[QUOTE="TGO, post: 5992800]Anyone notice the 2.2gb on the GPU?
Gaf reckons its 256mb for BC and Cell is onboard too

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Its funny because previously when people would wish for BC I would tell them to go play ps3 then, but now I REALLY REALLY want BC. It just doesn't make sense to not have ps3 BC
 

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5992818]Its funny because previously when people would wish for BC I would tell them to go play ps3 then, but now I REALLY REALLY want BC. It just doesn't make sense to not have ps3 BC[/QUOTE]

I really do hope they bring BC back in full force
The hardware is powerful enough to do it justice and PS3 games need nothing but the ability to play
BC is a selling point too, I know some people think it ain't
But could any gamer resist a console that plays the latest games and 3 generations of their games
Not to mention Sony can still sell the games to those that don't have the originals

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If you had the choice between a $500 PS4 with B/C or a $400 PS4 with no B/C, which one would you buy?
 
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[QUOTE="Lefein, post: 5992829]If you had the choice between a $500 PS4 with B/C or a $400 PS4 with no B/C, which one would you buy?[/QUOTE]

I would rather have $500 with no BC and even more powerful hardware!
 
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I am hoping BC never even crossed their mind. My PS3 will still work just fine once I get my PS4. It's a waste of R&D.
 

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[QUOTE="Lefein, post: 5992829]If you had the choice between a $500 PS4 with B/C or a $400 PS4 with no B/C, which one would you buy?[/QUOTE]

I don't think Sony will do that, it was a bad decision this gen and they got backlash for it
It'll BC or not at all, I'm hoping they go with full BC

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" the Orbis' controller features a capacitive touch pad, like you find on the back of a Vita (presumably it's also on the back of the PS4's controller), that can recognise two-point multi-touch. The entire pad can also be "clicked" for an additional input button"

That is interesting
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