DF: Orbis unmasked: what to expect from the next-gen PlayStation

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fuck sake, i can't find it. give me a sec, it made sense

yeah, basically he must have used a 7970M for comparison. so he must mean its already been underclocked.

*edit: although the 7870-7970M isn't a 6% decrease i don't think.

fuck knows. i've had one too many beers.
 
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I'm getting tired of these fucking rumors just as to how sam jackson was tired of those motherf'n snakes on the plane. I want to hear it from the horses mouth and see some damn games already.
 

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[QUOTE="J3ff3, post: 5989468]sorry, my mistake, you are correct, i just didn't actually read your post properly....!

as far as i know its not a 7970M, its a binned 7870 (which is the same thing i think). let me have a look for the post..... i read it about 15 mins ago[/QUOTE]
I got a good memory, and you are correct, its a binned 7870 @ 850mhz
With 18 CU instead if 20, which hits the 1.84 Teraflops thing, why Sony did this I don't know
Overheating maybe?
Also DF did refer to it as a 7970M for power consumption comparison reasons


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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5989376]
How can you say that with confidence? Clock speeds on their own don't mean anything.
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Simply Because for AMD CPU Clock speed means everything now days.

Also, if it's indeed an AMD CPU, everyone can say goodbye to BC!
 

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[QUOTE="TGO, post: 5989113]I read both are more powerful then each other, I don't think any devs before CES said anything tbh & was all BS rumours, but now we have loads of the same info (though chinese whispered) coming out from CES with a impending announcement, the truth is coming
but we might have a glimpse of what it is here.

^^ Ram numbers are confusing, performance wise read the 720 ram as it, 5gb of performance
PS4 will have double the performance of 4GB of DDR3 Ram so work it out, though MS is said to equal it out with edram.

ok to put it simply, by time 720 off works off 1gb of info PS4 will have finished 3 loads of 1.5 gb, Thats to my understanding of it people are welcome to correct me[/QUOTE]4GB of DDR3? The specs you posted said 8GB of DDR3.
 

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[QUOTE="MjW, post: 5989316]I guess the performance difference will be pretty much as the ps3/360 difference.


TA-pa-TA-pa-taPAtalk[/QUOTE]

In other words very little difference.
 

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[QUOTE="radgamer420, post: 5989546]4GB of DDR3? The specs you posted said 8GB of DDR3.[/QUOTE]

OS reserved, its 5GB> 3GB reserved for OS
that was just a example
My guess is kinect uses the most of it

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[QUOTE="brebaz, post: 5989541]Simply Because for AMD CPU Clock speed means everything now days.

Also, if it's indeed an AMD CPU, everyone can say goodbye to BC![/QUOTE]

Not so fast grasshopper. The cell may still be included (wishful thinking) in the console. Sony has a huge store with thousands of app/games, why would they make it so that their new products can't use any of it?
 

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5989654]Not so fast grasshopper. The cell may still be included (wishful thinking) in the console. Sony has a huge store with thousands of app/games, why would they make it so that their new products can't use any of it?[/QUOTE]

Say hello to $600 PS4!! I wouldn't mind it though actually i would love the PS4 even more if they included the Cell.
 

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[QUOTE="brebaz, post: 5989675]Say hello to $600 PS4!! I wouldn't mind it though actually i would love the PS4 even more if they included the Cell.[/QUOTE]

Well that doesn't matter since the original ps3 was costing sony ~$840 to make and they were selling for $599. This time their costs are drastically reduced because of a traditional design and no exotic R&D costs. Blu ray is also much cheaper.

It could still happen. If it does, ps4 will be an instant hit, 70 million ps3 users suddenly will have a great reason to own a ps4
 

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Well some interesting post popped up on NeoGAF

Hey folks. Just got approved and this is my first post!

I hate to be that "guy" that brings more "insider information" to the table(especially since it's my first post and nobody knows if I'm trustworthy), but I will be for right now. I have a friend who is very, very close with Sony. I won't say what he does or who he is, but I can relay what he has told me.

I haven't kept up on this page completely so hopefully I'm bringing some new information. I showed him the rumored leaks from yesterday and he said the only thing they really got right was the RAM. According to him(I don't know tech talk very well so you might understand this better than I) the APU has 4 steamroller cores in it, bandwidth to the GDDR5 is high. Cell runs the show(OS, security, IO, etc.) and also acts as a satellite/accelerator processor for the steamroller cores. APU has access to the XDR in a similar way that RSX does. There is an SCC(Super Companion Chip) inside as well.

The ram is only 3.5gb and is in 3 pools. 2GB GDDR5 for the APU(which is not an A10), 1GB DDR3 for the SCC, and 512mb XDR(for Cell). He said the APU has 256GB/s to the GDDR5, devkits though. There is no cell in the devkit yet, maybe 1st party ones, cell integration needs final silicon.

It will be backwards compatible with PS3 AND PS2. As far as the new controller rumor, he doesn't know much as far as design goes but did say that there is no screen on the controller, however, you can use another device to have that. I assume he's hinting at the vita?

Anyways, that's the info I received. No need to believe it and I'm not saying it is 100% accurate, just going by what I've been told.
Thanks for the welcome everyone. I've waited quite a long time :D And thanks for the the ban tip. Like I said I'm not saying this is fact, just going by what I've been told by someone who has told me things in the past about Sony that have come true. But I won't relay many things anymore, especially if it's completely opposite of what everyone else is saying. I can see how that can be total BS.

He said a Super Companion Chip is: Cell's peripheral LSI, which houses audo and image interfaces supporting high-speed data transfer capability. The chip also supports a group of interfaces for various systems (video, audio input/output, digital AV interface, IEEE1394, digital tuner interface) and a group of interfaces that make it easier to connect standard input/output devices (standard bus interface, high speed network interface and storage device interface.) It's made by Toshiba.

Also the leaks I showed him weren't the DF one, it was the VG247 leak from the other day.


Linky 1 Linky 2


This to me seems more believable.
 

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wouldn't it be stretching it to massively change specs at this point (if it's true that launch window is being aimed at fall '13), what that dude with absolutely no credibility is saying seems rather distant from what we've heard from more reputable sources such as digital foundry and vgleaks. Though at this point all this shit is just rumours so whatever

399 or bust!
 
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Im thinking I read somwthing within the last couple months that stated sony was patenting tech that allows cell to play nice with other processors,.or something like that.

If I did, this would make sense.

Waiting,for mynd, itachi, and the other brains to decipher this.

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@Nitey

Change what specs exactly? All we know so far are just baseless rumors nothing more.

It would make sense having something that is crazy unbelievable for a Sony console, rather than a custom PC in a box.
 

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I mean if we were to take the majority of the 'latest' rumours and stack it up against that wild spec from a 1st poster on neogaf then I think I'd be more inclined to believe what digital foundry/vgleak sources are saying

If things have changed into what this 1st poster is saying then I find it hard to believe because how has no one else picked up something similar :p

Like you said it's all rumours and shit.
 
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I was hoping for x86 arcitecture. Like the vita. Easier to develop for. Sony needs to quit making alien technology with the competition they have.

Bend did an amazing job on uncharted, and its a launch title.

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reports[/URL] aswell (first one in fact), people just assumed Sony switched to jaguar like 720 to lower the heat and power consumption. So this seems very plausible. If true, ps4 will be EVEN MORE ahead of the 720.
cell being shrunk to 22nm[/URL]
Anyway, news that cell will return with BC has me grinning ear to ear


for non tech savy people here are dbz cell saga comparisons:
Wii U = Picollo (kami fusion)
Durango = Vegeta (cell games)
Orbis = Goku (cell games)
 
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[QUOTE="TGO, post: 5989570]OS reserved, its 5GB> 3GB reserved for OS
that was just a example
My guess is kinect uses the most of it

Sent via Codec[/QUOTE]

or kinect + multitasking. no need to quit a game to do shit.
 

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Well that doesn't matter since the original ps3 was costing sony ~$840 to make and they were selling for $599. This time their costs are drastically reduced because of a traditional design and no exotic R&D costs. Blu ray is also much cheaper.

It could still happen. If it does, ps4 will be an instant hit, 70 million ps3 users suddenly will have a great reason to own a ps4
Why? PS3 users who own a PS3 are going to buy a PS4 because it can play PS3 games?

Linky 1[/URL] Linky 2


This to me seems more believable.


What did i just read? This doesn't sound believable at all.
 

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5989790]for non tech savy people here are dbz cell saga comparisons:
Wii U = Picollo (kami fusion)
Durango = Vegeta (cell games)
Orbis = Goku (cell games)[/QUOTE]

PC = Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Cell games)?
 

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[QUOTE="Ixion, post: 5989803]PC = Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Cell games)?[/QUOTE]

In terms of raw numbers, yes. But these consoles will produce eyegasms with their exclusives. Expect Agni visuals soon
 

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[QUOTE="Centurion, post: 5989801]Why? PS3 users who own a PS3 are going to buy a PS4 because it can play PS3 games?





What did i just read? This doesn't sound believable at all.[/QUOTE]

Yeah but I meant it as an incentive in addition to the ps4 games and functionalities. Bottom line is if sony taps into the already well established ps3 community with ps4 people WILL buy it. Vita is currently only used for playing psone classics :snicker
 

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[QUOTE="itachi73378, post: 5989808]Yeah but I meant it as an incentive in addition to the ps4 games and functionalities. Bottom line is if sony taps into the already well established ps3 community with ps4 people WILL buy it. Vita is currently only used for playing psone classics :snicker[/QUOTE]

I loved being able to play PS2 games on my launch PS3 with an upscaled resolution. I'd be playing PS2 games more often if I could still do that with my Slim.

Also, I hope all of our digital downloads will be easily transferred to the PS4.
 

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Yeah, the 8th gen consoles will be the LAST hardware generation (most likely) before the leap to cloud gaming. In this final hardware Sony would want to enable BC for all its previous platforms. PSone and ps2 will be guaranteed (psn versions atleast) all they need is the cell in the system. Cell costs like $30 now probably
 
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Linky 1[/URL] Linky 2


This to me seems more believable.
This, or something close to this description, is the most plausible I have seen in 6 years. It won't be Cell Classic, there isn't much reason or support to do it, but more likely a consolized Power7 that is essentially Cell Evolution. And even if it does get announced in the next few weeks or months, it won't launch until next spring at the earliest with a Maxwell GPU. It may be revealed at GDC then officially announced, maybe stage demonstration at E3. That would be awesome, more alpha kit theater! This time around, the standards aren't in flux, the fab technology is vastly improved regarding yield, Blu-ray is the physical medium standard, and RAM is dirt cheap. Sony is on top of all those, this time around.
 

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[QUOTE="Bligmerk, post: 5989848]This, or something close to this description, is the most plausible I have seen in 6 years. It won't be Cell Classic, there isn't much reason or support to do it, but more likely a consolized Power7 that is essentially Cell Evolution. And even if it does get announced in the next few weeks or months, it won't launch until next spring at the earliest with a Maxwell GPU. It may be revealed at GDC then officially announced, maybe stage demonstration at E3. That would be awesome, more alpha kit theater! This time around, the standards aren't in flux, the fab technology is vastly improved regarding yield, Blu-ray is the physical medium standard, and RAM is dirt cheap. Sony is on top of all those, this time around.[/QUOTE]

Huh? I think it sounds ridiculous and made up.
 

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[QUOTE="Centurion, post: 5989887]Huh? I think it sounds ridiculous and made up.[/QUOTE]

All of this, and every rumor is ridiculous and made up.
No one, has any info and people are just guessing.
I'm with Ghost, the dam things are powered by Hamsters until otherwise proven.

I didn't mind a bit of semi hard data coming out but its pretty clear in the past 2 days that we have fuckwits making shit up left right and center so there e-penis can prove which imaginary console is going to be better.

Harldy any of them go into and detail about the actual systems make up other than to start listing fucking CPU and GPU and ram.

These aint PC's you stupid fucking rumors dicks, your going to have to come with system bus specifics before I'll even start to listen to any one of these rumors any more.

This :




Is as hard a data as we have got , and I believe this was merely plans.
 
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