PS4 Officially Announced!


So it’s finally official, the PS4 has officially been announced at today’s Playstation Meeting!

A press release that was sent out shortly after the event addresses the PS4 technical specs as follows:

“PS4 is equipped with 8 GB of unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform.  GDDR5 is used for this memory, giving the system 176 GB/second of bandwidth and providing a further boost to graphics performance. The end result for gamers is new games with rich, high-fidelity graphics and deeply immersive experiences that shatter expectations.

The Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has been enhanced in a number of ways, principally to allow for easier use of the GPU for general purpose computing (GPGPU) such as physics simulation.  The GPU contains a unified array of 18 compute units, which collectively generate 1.84 Teraflops of processing power that can freely be applied to graphics, simulation tasks, or some mixture of the two.”

Please see the full list of specifications for the PS4 below:

Official PS4 Specifications

Main Processor

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine
Optical Drive (read only)

  • BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV, I/O
  • Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0)

  • GDDR5 8GB
AV output

  • HDMI
  • Analog-AV out
  • Digital Output (optical)

  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
Hard Disk Drive

  • Undisclosed size. (Built-in)

Whilst the console itself was not actually shown at the press event, the new controller “Dualshock 4” was revealed in great detail. For more information on the Dualshock 4, Click Here!

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