Tread carefully

The PlayStation 4 is actively in development. It’s not a point of contention anymore – even Sony is willing to acknowledge the system’s existence. With a 2013 release touted, it’s probably fitting that we should start to get some serious rumours about the system’s internals, and unsurprisingly a Dutch website has delivered the goods.

According to the report, the system boasts an APU codenamed Liverpool and a CPU dubbed Steamroller. We won’t dive into the specifics because it all gets a bit complicated unless you’re an astrophysicist, but we’re told on good authority that the chips are “very powerful”. That’s a good start, we suppose.

In terms of RAM, the console will supposedly boast 2GB, although developers are apparently asking Sony to up this to 4GB. Obviously the system is still actively in development, so this could easily change.

The rumour also notes that the platform will ship with a 320GB hard drive, a Blu-ray drive and HDMI 1.4 output. In addition, it states that the console will include 16GB of flash storage, reserved for patches and the operating system.

As always with rumours of this type, it's best to take things with a pinch of salt. We're informed that the figures are entirely reasonable, but there's still a chance they could be complete fabrication. Nevertheless, a bit of speculation never hurt anyone, did it?

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