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Windows 7: Thoughts on ps4, now acting much more like a pc?

12 Apr 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Thoughts on ps4, now acting much more like a pc?

Single-chip custom processor.
Low power x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" 8 cores.

Graphics 1.84 TFlops, AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next engine
Memory 8GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage Built-in.
Unconfirmed size.
Optical Drive Blu-Ray drive 6xCAV.
DVD drive 8xCAV.
Input/Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0).
Comms Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000-BASE-T).
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.
Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR).
Audio/Visual HDMI.
Analog-AV out.
Digital output (optical).

more here Sony's PS4: Official Tech Specs Confirmed - NowGamer

ps3 console specs = PS3 Hardware Specs

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16 Apr 2013   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64

only difference i can see from previous consoles is...
what.. using an APU and DDR5 memory.

Nothing ''wonderfull'' about it.
I am just afraid that people will turn the PS4 into a fad, and start saying how it is much more superior than a computer.
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16 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

I'm glad that consoles are getting better. By making them to the specs of a computer so to say, developers will not have such an overlap making games. This should result in better PC games instead of poor console ports
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17 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home premium

Meh, my rig is already better anyway. I'm unimpressed.

It's good as it will make PC/Console porting one way or the other easier, but still underpowered really.

Of course the console fanboys will say it's better, they're still going on about how much better the PS3 and Xbox 360 are than PC.

I'll probably get a PS4 or whatever it'll be called, if only for exclusives, Uncharted 4 or whatever. I won't be getting one at launch though, I'll wait until the price comes down and a few exclusives I want to play are out. If nothing of interest shows up, I may even skip this console generation.

No point to getting an Xbox 720 though as I'll be able to play 99% of the releases for it on PC better, and I could care less about motion control or any exclusives related to it. Live games usually end up on Steam fairly quickly if they're any good, so that's not a selling point for me either.

Nintendo lost me a while ago, I can do without a glorified Wii/DS hybrid, and I don't care much for the 3ds screen. I've got passive 3d for my PC and it just doesn't match up.

At any rate, the next cycle will go as every cycle before it. PC gamers will already have better tech, the fanboys will be butthurt about it and claim their favored console is superior to all and will go on about how much cheaper and easier to use their consoles are, as if that makes the games run better somehow. Normal people won't care and will play what they feel like playing for whatever they decide to buy.

Whatever the specs are for the new consoles, it still won't run Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, Skyrim [especially modded Skyrim] or Max Payne 3, just to name a few titles, as well as my PC does now, so I've no real interest in the console launches. They'll still be there in a year or two when enough exclusives that interest me are released and we see a price drop. Maybe I'll care a little bit then, but I doubt I'll be doing the vast majority of my future gaming on a console anyway.

Most likely I'll end up getting a PS4 and sticking to just the one console this cycle. I've still got one of those huge launch PS3s that have the PS1 and PS2 hardware in it and it's running like a dream. Though, I admit I only use it as a Blu-Ray player for the most part. Works great for playing 3D Blu-ray disks. I played Uncharted 3 recently, but that's pretty much the only console game I've played in about two years. My Wii hasn't been hooked up in about three years and my 360 is merely used as a way to tell when my room needs dusting. The PS3 wouldn't even be hooked up at all if it weren't for the Blu-Ray drive and Blu-Ray 3D capability. There's a good chance I'll skip getting a console at all unless several awesome 'OMG I can't miss them' exclusives pop up.

The cycle will continue as it always has, people will whine, war will be waged over the favored console across the vast interwebs, no one console will ever win, the trolls shall feed, and most people won't care.

It is as it should be.
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18 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

PS4 is already just a low end gaming PC and by the time it releases it will be outdated hardware. And thats what your stuck with for the next 6-7 years or however long its life cycle will be.
Thats the sad thing many do not realize about consoles. Those claiming it will be better than a PC are just ignoring the facts.

Ill likely get one myself as there are some console exclusive games I want to play. I do not see this generation being any different in that regard. But if it can not compete on day 1, how will it 2-3 years from now?

Hopefully though, this change will mean much better coded PC ports as well as a better library for the PS4 as it should be easier to code for.
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19 Apr 2013   #6

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

PS4 is just a new marketing way of charging you more for another console and perhaps even more for the games... reasons stated above is part of that reason.
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29 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)

Only console I have anymore these days is my top loader NES. Nothing like some good Super Mario Brothers, Tetris, Dragon Warrior, etc. now and then.

My "high-end" gaming system has pretty much always been my PC, and I don't see that changing any time soon, if ever.

Oh, and by the way, I think I have something like more than 6.2 TFLOPS just on my GPUs. So yeah, not all that impressed with the not even out yet next generation consoles.
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01 May 2013   #8


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrend View Post
So yeah, not all that impressed with the not even out yet next generation consoles.
We were never going to be really, but it's looking worse than feared.
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01 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

Is it going to be on par with the Launching of Gran Turismo 5?
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01 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am a PS3 owner and a huge fan of the Gran Turismo series. I have been a loyal fan to GT since 1. I was happy to hear that Gran Turismo 6 will be a PS3 title and not a PS4. I will not be buying a PS4 console. Like others have said, it's hardware will be obsolete by the time it hits the shelves.
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