In regards to rumors and speculation throughout the video game industry, the popular forum NeoGAF seems to draw an abundance of information based on the subject. Speaking of next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft, this being the PS4 and Xbox 720, NeoGAF has reported some new information regarding the hardware that will supposedly be supplied in these systems. A few concept photos of the Xbox 720 and PS4 can be seen in the slide-show above.
As listed yesterday, on Jan. 12, we have acquired a list of rumored hardware to be involved with the Xbox 720 and PS4. From the details that was provided, we have gained knowledge on a possible CPU, GPU, RAM, and launch window for these systems. You can take a look below to view the information in reference:
- AMD x86 3.2GHz APU Solution (Jaguar/Steamroller), 4 cores (2 core pairs), [Higher Clock than X720/Durango]
- Maybe AMD 8000 series GPU solution [Customised Solution Possibly utilising GPU + APU combo]
- 2-4GB GDDR5
- Launch Fall 2013/Early 2014
Explanation: PS4 has a higher clock, but less cores and is using an APU solution (CPU & GPU elements combined onto a single chip). The PS4 has less RAM but is using faster GDDR ram, so the overall performance should be a wash.
Xbox 720 "Durango"
- AMD x86 Jaguar 1.6GHZ 8-Core [Targeting one core being dedicated for OS tasks]
- AMD 8000 series GPU
- ESRAM on the GPU (unknown amount)
- 8GB Ram DDR3, [1.5GB of RAM likely reserved for the operating system]
- Launch 2013
Explanation: 720 has a lower clock, but more cores. 720 has more but SLOWER RAM. DDR3 RAM is usually good for things like multitasking etc....It is expected to be based on Windows 8 as well.
Note: GDDR ram is more suitable for Graphics Processing (In PS4), and DDR3 is more suitable for OS Tasks (720). It is expected that the 720 may need some sort of ES/ED Ram to compensate. Basically, don't get caught up in the RAM size but the RAM type.
From the information provided, these details seem to line up with rumors that have been circulating around these systems in the past. But, until official sources decide to reveal information regarding the Xbox 720 and PS4, readers should take everything as speculation.
For those of you that are interested, we have provided a few concept photos of the Xbox 720 and PS4 in the slide-show above.