Report: PlayStation 4 Rumored to Use AMD Fusion CPU/GPU

The core building block appears to be AMD hardware.

Information about the inner workings of the next PlayStation have been trickling out for some time, with no way to determine how accurate those bits and pieces are. Nevertheless, the reports are interesting and could point to a trend on how console makers are planning to keep today's consoles relevant in their own game as well as in a trend that is leverages general purpose applications that merges active entertainment (gaming, social engagement) with passive entertainment (audio, video, TV). The PlayStation-centric site PSX Sense reports that Sony may be building they next console, code-named Orbis, mainly on AMD hardware.

There will be a Fusion processor codenamed Liverpool. The APU may have four cores and run at 3.2 GHz. the site also lists a "Tahiti" R10XX GPU that is capable of 1,843 Gflops at 800 MHz clock speed, 2 or 4 GB memory, a Blu-ray drive, HDMI 1.4 support, 16 GB Flash memory and at least 320 GB HDD space. The launch date is sometime in 2013.

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  • Zingam_Duo
    soldier37Uhm and my 2 gtx 680s are laughing at this right now, and by the time the PS4 comes out I will have upgraded again at least once to the 700 series cards and be even further ahead of the curve. Waiting on those glorious 4K LED 30 inch + desktop monitors to hit hopefully next year.


    And everybody will be laughing at you for spending so much to play console ports :D
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  • A Bad Day
    I hope AMD doesn't get rejected like the Apple situation due to insufficient manufacturing capability.
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  • monkeymonk
    That doesn't sound bad at all
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  • monkeymonk
    That doesn't sound bad at all
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  • A Bad Day
    I hope AMD doesn't get rejected like the Apple situation due to insufficient manufacturing capability.
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  • K2N hater
    That's pretty good for a console, right?
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