What features do you expect? Will it spur 4K (ultra HD) growth? What will it look like?
My home cinema system
How annoying is this!! How many more game demos??? When are they going to show the PS4 console!!! |(
What if it's just a software update for the PS3...............
Well, they did mention 8GB RAM!
Bungie is making a game for Playstation!!
Ok, I am confused. What exactly happened??? Where is the console??? :?
Surprise! Wow, that was weird. It looked like it might happen... and then by God it did. No console, price, hardware of any description, just a load of developers, games and potential features. Jeez.
That has got to be the worst product launch ever!!! Announced the PS4 without actually showing the PS4 console!!! And I stayed up late for this!!! :wall:
The general hardware spec's were announced and tbh i'm not that impressed.
My PC already sports as much processing power, more RAM and when I upgrade in the autumn I hope to have a gfx card two generations beyond it's launch spec's!
I've got feeling in my bones that between this and the XBOX 720 (if it ends up being called that) will be the last consoles as we think of them at the moment. The next generation are going to be very different indeed.
drichardb wrote:The general hardware spec's were announced and tbh i'm not that impressed.My PC already sports as much processing power, more RAM and when I upgrade in the autumn I hope to have a gfx card two generations beyond it's launch spec's!I've got feeling in my bones that between this and the XBOX 720 (if it ends up being called that) will be the last consoles as we think of them at the moment. The next generation are going to be very different indeed.
It's a totally unfair comparison.
Go into task manager and tell me how many processes are running? Go into Services and see how much stuff is doing stuff all the time. Compare that to an OS that is tuned as a console.
I'd say 8GB DDR5 RAM is MORE than enough to be very nice indeed.
Not to mention that the price of a latest top-end video card is MORE than the likely retail price of the PS4.
Don't get me wrong, I like PC gaming, especially when it comes to FPS, but it's hard to beat the all-round experience of a good console, including having mates round playing Fifa or LBP or watching Netflix, playing music or doing a quiz, sat around the TV on sofas and armchairs rather than a monitor on a desk.
I'll be getting one (or the XBOX, whichever comes first assuming similar specs).
drichardb wrote:My PC already sports as much processing power, more RAM and when I upgrade in the autumn I hope to have a gfx card two generations beyond it's launch spec's!
How much did you pay for your PC?
I don't understand the reason for the launch event at all. Sony wants to show strong support from all major gaming developers, but by announcing the PS4 almost 10 months in advance, they've effectively killed off all market for the PS3.
There's a difference between GDDR5 RAM in the PS4 and DDR3 RAM in PCs. You cannot directly compare them.
I'm copy pasting a comment from another forum:
GDDR5 IS NOT THE SAME THING AS DDR RAM WHICH IS INSIDE OF A COMPUTER.
GDDR5 is strictly for graphic processing. DDR is for computational tasks and caching.
And for all of you saying that this isn't some big number because "my computer has 8 gigs of ram and it's so cheap"- no. Shut up.
The reason this number is significant is because high end GPU's for PC's have between about 2-4GB of GDDR5 RAM (My system has 3GB of GDDR5).
I'm a bit confussed with the whole 8gb dedicated GDDR5 ram.. GDDR5 is video ram.. not system ram. does it have seperate RAM for the system or does it share it? A PC for example will have so much GDDR5 ram on the graphics card and so much DDR3 for the system, if its all video RAM thats pretty mad the new Geforce GTX titan only has 6gb GDDR5 ram and its a $1000 card. Also IGN claims in their article that it boasts 1.84 teraflops of graphics processing power.. a single geforce GTX 670 for example has 2.5 teraflops..
One other thing to take note of is most games these dayss arent very CPU intensive.. its more about the GPU. My 4 year old Core firstname.lastname@example.org has no dramas at all playing any game at 2560x1440, all ive had to do over the years is upgrade my graphics card every couple of years to keep the eyecandy at max settings.. Even the first card i brought when i got the system would still play most games today, as long as the game isnt in DX11 as the card didnt support it and the eyecandy was turned down a few notches..
The gaming industry & forums seem excited about this huge GDDR5 RAM:
Come to think of it.. it probably is all video RAM, you would probably need that to run games at 4k.. thats if it will run games at 4k? Higher resolutions seem to chew the VRAM more than anything, except maybe MSAA which is also a VRAM killer.. not only that, if they want it to be able to run games for the next 5-7 years 8gb would be a minimum i would guess..