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Sony Formally Announces PlayStation 4, Proclaims the Most Powerful Game Console Ever [UPDATED].
Initial articles claiming the ps4 was higher powered then the future xbox were based on the belief that the ps4 would be based on bulldozer, which is a more powerfull cpu then jaguar. Both will infact be based on jaguar most likely. I have not said anything against the cpu choice of either console, all I have said is that there is a lot less evidence that the PS4 will be significantly more powerfull then the future xbox, since they both appear to use the same cpu, and graphics will most likely be limited more by thermal and power concerns then the architecture / layout chosen.
I dont expect them to make something excesive/expensive, I just dont think we should not make conclusions about the next xbox based on its rumored shader count, as I think both consoles will be limited by the 28nm process (which isnt going away for a while) and a TDP that is reasonable for a console (110w ?).
I think jaguar is a great product for entry level notebooks and possibly tablets, Im no expert on game design, but im surprised how often it is said that jaguar will be great for consoles, as its single thread performance (which is very important for games) is not very impressive. I do realize that FP units are not crucial for gaming though, and that a well tuned game / OS will make better use of the 2/1 architecture then windows.
which, with all those cores, could be done in software.
Like it has been since the dinosaurs, it will come down to which exclusive content you cant live without. Love Mario? then that Wii U will have to do or else you are SoL.
In other words marketing bullshit!
Think I payed about $700 for PS3 from memory on 1st day release, $200 more PS4 is kind of pushing it, Especially for the younger crowd out there still at school.
Then again you could also say it's a good thing for us pc gamers, The console is getting expensive so maybe a better investment for parents would be a pc so they can do homework and play games.
You might be mixing things up with the bulldozer family of chips that share functional units apart from integer blocks.
To get a better idea read this overview here:
In any event, shared fast memory between CPU and GPU is the next big step in compute hardware. Right now the lag to trasfer data from ram to vram kills nearly all benefits of GPGPU programming.
The unification is also part of Unified Memory for CPU and GPU by 2013 initiative as part of HSA announced in early 2012.
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