Report: Sony's PS4 Orbis Dev Kit Runs on Modified AMD A10

Initial information suggests that the hardware runs on AMD's Trinity APUs. Apparently, the updated kit is delivered in a common case housing the modified A10 processor. A third and final version of the development kit is expected to be available in January.

There were no details about the APU itself, but VG247 mentioned that the systems come with either 8 GB or 16 GB of system memory. The final console will get a Blu-ray drive and a standard 256 GB of storage, which, if correct, would clearly point toward a solid state drive. The direction Sony is taking appears to be clearly toward a much more affordable console at launch. The PS3, which was priced at $599 for the 60 GB version at launch in 2006, had an estimated production cost of more than $900 at the time.

There was no information on a potential availability. However, a demonstration at E3 2013 and a released just in time for Christmas 2013 seem very likely at this time.

Read more about Trinity here in our review.

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  • rocknrollz
    16GB of RAM is only like 70 dollars for us consumers. For a company like Sony to get mass quantity's and probably modified to be more price minded, it isn't that much.
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  • jdw_swb
    16GB RAM for the dev kits.

    The dev kits always have more RAM than the final product.
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  • anxiousinfusion
    It's about damn time. We need to raise the lowest common denominator of graphics.
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  • megamanx00
    16GB of RAM? That's gonna drive up the price.
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  • rocknrollz
    16GB of RAM is only like 70 dollars for us consumers. For a company like Sony to get mass quantity's and probably modified to be more price minded, it isn't that much.
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  • yzfr1guy
    R U Kidding me M.M.? Ram is dirt cheap.

    I welcome the PS4 as I loves me some Playstation gameplay, to h3ll with Microshaft RexBox! :P
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