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So, There's a Bunch of PS4 Rumours Doing the Rounds

Posted by Sammy Barker

Deep breath

We’ve officially reached crazy town – but don’t worry, you won’t be forced to listen to Butterfly during your stay. VG247 is reporting that the PlayStation 4 will boast 1.84 teraflops of computational power, giving it a slight advantage over the next Xbox’s rumoured 1.23 teraflops. It’s perhaps worth noting that, in isolation, these figures don’t really mean much at all.

The website continues – citing “developer sources”, we hasten to add – that the next console will include 4GB RAM, with 1GB of that tally reserved for operating system functionality. For comparison purposes, the current PlayStation 3 has about 512MB RAM. Sources claim that the next Xbox will have a superior 8GB RAM, but it’s been reported in the past that Sony’s plumping up for the speedier DDR5 type. Again, this is all just speculation at this stage.

One thing that the machines will have in common, according to VG247, is that they’ll both support 100GB Blu-rays, which makes sense considering that the size of games is likely to increase. Hopefully, we’ll never have to put up with poorly compressed pre-rendered cut-scenes ever again.

Both consoles are expected to be announced later this year, which is what we recommend you focus your attention on. Gossip and conjecture is obviously great fun, but it’s really not worth getting worked up about. The wait goes on.


User Comments (12)



3Above said:

More power, less power, only time will tell. The real question is will we see the boomeranf controller again?



ShogunRok said:

As long as we get a good amount or RAM, I'll be happy. Limited memory is undoubtedly one of the PS3's biggest flaws.



JayArr said:

I have no clue what a teraflop is but the word makes me giggle.



irken004 said:

I hope downloading 50+GB games doesn't become too common. I don't think my internet can handle a game that size well D:



Ginkgo said:

@JayArr : Tera means 1 Trillion (Giga being 1 billion) and FLOPS stands for Floating Point Operations Per Second. A Floating Point Operation is one that involves decimal places, which traditionally were much harder for a computer to do than integer calculations. So in essence it is measure of the computer's maths capability.

In the 90s they used to measure these things in the millons, so things have come a long way.



ThreadShadow said:

I like rumours about systems, and games that may or may not be in development. That whole "surfergirl" thing was really interesting.



Zombie_Barioth said:

Sounds interesting to say the least, rumors like these are exciting and really makes you think about what these new consoles could be capable of.

Might mean bad news for the Wii U though since it only has 2GB of RAM, after a while it might run into memory problems like the PS3.



NathanUC said:

I wish I saved the source, but I believe it was on Beyond (a show hosted by Greg Miller) where they said PS4 is likely to be host 8 to 16gb of RAM.

Considering how cheap RAM is these days, 16gb isn't out of the question, but I'm not sure how useful it would be for console development. I've only done basic PC and even more basic PS3/V development and RAM wasn't much of an issue.

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