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PS4: new kits shipping now, AMD A10 used as base


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Initial post: Dec 4, 2012 7:55:44 AM PST
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got mayo?™ says:
This should bode well for the launch cost of the System. I don't expect anything more than $399-$449

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Developers are currently taking receipt of a new PlayStation 4 dev kit, VG247 has been told today, with a final version slated to appear in January. Yes, it'll have Blu-ray. No, it isn't being made in Japan.


Multiple sources have confirmed to VG247 today that a new version of the Orbis kit is now shipping to developers, and that it's housed in a normal PC case.

There are to be four versions of the dev kit, we were told. A previous version was essentially just a graphics card. The version shipping now is a 'modified PC' and the third version, appearing in January, will be close to final spec. A final version will be delivered to developers 'next summer'.

Some US developers attended a 'disclosure meeting' at Sony's offices this week, with a further meeting to take place in the coming weeks. The purpose of the meeting is for Sony to tell studios what the machine is designed to do, to detail hardware and to show a set of presentations.

Our source told us that Sony is only calling the machine Orbis, and is not using the words 'PlayStation 4' in these meetings at all.

Orbis, we were told today, is based on the AMD's A10 APU series. An APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) is a combined CPU and GPU.

PS4's APU was described today as a 'derivative' of existing A10 hardware. The hardware is gbased on A10 system and base platform.

The 'ultimate goal' for the hardware, we were told, is for it to be able to run 1080p60 games in 3D with no problem, to create a machine that's powerful enough for 'today and tomorrow's' market.

The dev kits have either 8Gb or 16Gb of RAM. Deduce from that what you will.

The hardware is not being made in Japan, it was said.

When asked if PS4 will have an optical drive, specifically Blu-ray, our source responded: 'Of course it has.' We've been told the hard drive will be 256Gb  standard, but it's not clear if it'll be a normal HDD or a solid state drive.

We were told that Sony's aim with Orbis is to avoid problems involved in launching PS3 by creating something 'very affordable' but that 'isn't a slouch'.

The machine has WiFi and Ethernet connectivity and HDMI out. Our source said the was 'no difference' between PlayStation 3 and Orbis input/output.

The UI, however, has been revamped. It was said today that players will now be able to press the PS button mid-game and travel 'anywhere' on the system. An example given was buying DLC from the PS Store mid-game then seamlessly returning to play.

"They're trying to make it as fluid as possible," our source said.

We were also told that the machine will be designed to accept system and product updates in the background, and that it'll 'always be in standby mode'. When you set the console up, we were told, you'll be asked if you want to allow background downloads. You can, of course, disallow them.

No details have been given on the pad as yet. Confirmation is expected this month.

Orbis is expected to be announced at an event just before E3 next year.

http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/01/ps4_details_playstation_4/

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:02:38 AM PST
"We were told that Sony's aim with Orbis is to avoid problems involved in launching PS3 by creating something 'very affordable' but that 'isn't a slouch'."

This is exciting. But just to bug mayo I'm going to bitch incessantly about it like it's a WiiU.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:04:23 AM PST
Jacob Wunder says:
That shouldn't be too hard. What drove the price up on the PS3 originally was the blu ray drive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:05:27 AM PST
I'm still interpreting "very affordable" as $400/450 which for a next gen launch sounds about right.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:06:44 AM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
Am I the only one seeing weird symbols where there should be punctuation marks?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:07:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 8:10:30 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Hehe. It wont bug me.

Judging by A10 performance now on PC games, its going to take some real optimizing for eye candy games like a UC or Killzone to do 1080p/60..in 3D.. I'll believe it when i see it.

But at least it'll be a 7000 series AMD with DX11 support, so it'll crank out effects not seen on the PS3.

RIP teh C3LL.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:07:50 AM PST
It's part of the copy/paste. If you go to the link it will look normal.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:11:01 AM PST
No SSD if they want to make it affordable just hope they keep that self upgrading option open.
And I expect only 4 GB ram maybe less.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:11:23 AM PST
"RIP teh C3LL."

GASP! Mother Sony is gonna be soooooo mad!

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:11:53 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
Very cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:12:55 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
What is going on lately? You've been on a real anti-Sony tear. Everything OK?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:13:53 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
Yes. That pink monkey drinking coffee while singing Madonna songs in your cubicle isn't real either.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:14:21 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Mofied version of this.

AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX

We can expect perhaps a much smaller form factor now from Sony now if they design it right.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 8:14:37 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:14:41 AM PST
Offering an AMD APU should make it much easier for devs to code for this.

"The UI, however, has been revamped. It was said today that players will now be able to press the PS button mid-game and travel 'anywhere' on the system. An example given was buying DLC from the PS Store mid-game then seamlessly returning to play."

I like that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:14:51 AM PST
I seriously doubt it will have DX11 support.
Microsoft is not going to allow Sony to use Direct X.
More likely to use some form of Open GL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:15:32 AM PST
Have I? I don't know, I go in spurts I think. I don't really believe any of that stuff you know. I genuinely don't like fanboys, but I love all the game companies. Hell, I even like EA.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:15:35 AM PST
Why? 8GB is cheap as dirt these days.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:16:13 AM PST
Maybe that additional dongle part is true then.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:16:33 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Well yeah, the OPen GL variant that opens up the same featuresets as DX11.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:16:57 AM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
His name is Winston and I saved him from the zoo when he was a wee babe.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:17:19 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
I know, which is why I was finding it a bit off for you. Maybe I'm wrong but it felt like maybe Doug or someone got under your skin.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:17:26 AM PST
I like the idea of having BC as an add on and not driving up the core console's price.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:18:48 AM PST
Actually, it's funny. Doug is on my friends list now, and me and CF have a truce. I tend to blow with the winds (or what I perceive to be the winds) on this stuff and if I feel that the Sony faithful are getting out of hand, I'll react sometimes strongly. I'll try and tone it down.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 8:22:34 AM PST
a dongle?
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