Rumours: Hinted Next Gen Specs?
Latest rumours suggest that the PlayStation 4 will have a 50% raw, computational power advantage over Xbox 720. Codenamed Orbis, the PlayStation 4 will have a run-capability of 1.84 teraflops. The Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, will be able to achieve just 1.23 teraflops.
With that said further rumours also suggest that the new Microsoft console, apparently based on the Radeon HD 8770 GPU, has a significantly larger amount of RAM at 8GB; with 3GB being allocated to system operations and the remaining 5GB dedicated solely to games reports VG247.
The PlayStation 4 however, rumoured to be built on AMD’s A10 APU, is said to have a mere total of 4GB of RAM, 1GB going on the system and 3GB left for games and media. Interestingly both consoles are supposedly going to have the ability to read 100GB blu-ray discs despite their vast differences in the past.
According to CVG, there is also some evidence to suggest that fan-favourite DualShock controllers are coming to an end with sources claiming that Sony’s R&D departments are thought to have been experimenting with biometric sensors on grips (a heart beat sensor?) and even an LCD touch screen on their new controllers. There is also a huge push at integrating the dashboard within the games, meaning that players could simply pause at any time to purchase DLC and have it appear without having to exist and re-load the game.
Watch this space as official announcements are set to come within weeks, not months as previously thought, with a potential November launch for both systems in the pipeline.