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Should The Rumored Xbox 720 Specs Make Sony Nervous?

Everyone is talking about the supposedly leaked specs for Microsoft's next machine. Are these statistics enough to make Sony start shaking in their boots...? Yea or nay?

VGLeaks claims to have the full technical specs for the Xbox 720, which has been code-named "Durango." For the record, the site also says they'll reveal the PS4/Orbis soon as well.

The technical documents in question outline a console that boasts an 8-core CPU, a Blu-Ray drive, what appears to be a "constant" hard drive (in that it can't be switched out for another), a DirectX 11.1-capable GPU, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As for the processor, that will feature an x64 8-core CPU with a clock of 1.6Ghz and "each CPU thread has its own 32KB L1 instruction cache and 32KB L1 data cache," while both modules "of four CPU cores has a 2MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4MB of L2 cache." Lastly, "each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources."

Then there's the 6x Blu-Ray drive and the 32MB of embedded SRAM, and the GPU will supposedly support DirectX 11.1, while it runs at a core 800mhz with 12 shader cores that offer a grand total of 768 threads. At optimum performance, the GPU is apparently capable of issuing "1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second." Now, you can feel free to read up on the rest of it, but the question remains for all you techies out there-

If these stats are accurate, what should Sony think?

Tags: xbox 720, durango, next gen, next generation consoles, sony, ps4

1/21/2013 9:18:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (62 posts)

DIsmael85
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:15:55 PM
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Man how much will something like that cost? I mean folks are having a hard time snatching up a Vita because of the prices of it. I'm really wondering if these console makers are concerned about the state of the economy and folks wallets. It just feels too soon.

I'm also quite sure Sony will match that or surpass that.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:04:36 PM

it's MS's turn for the third console release curse =p

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DIsmael85
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:07:35 PM

Haha so true.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:14:01 PM

lol@ Temjin, I didn't even think of that.

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Knightzane
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:33:02 PM
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hahahaha i love it when something new releases in america because everyone starts d^ck measuring. Its rumored, not proven. Has everyone forgotten about the broken durangos? Its annoying when everything bad MS does gets ignored but then something like this gets out and its OMG go MS!

The wii u has been having tons of problems. I heard that it goes as far as the entire console not working. Like not turning on and whatnot. Its a rumor so im not holding it against nintendo. ...Rumor.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:09:37 AM

We are aware that it's rumored, thank you. It's in the headline.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:33:32 PM
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I'd love to know what the guys at Game Debate think of these specifications and what kind of PC on the market right now has the same horsepower as Microsoft's next machine.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:06:20 PM

every modern mid to mid-high end PC already spanks the Durango ;) My PC GPU is already better than the next-gen =p

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:11:39 PM

Same here. This is just sad for the most part. I built my PC almost three years ago, and every part in it is still better then these rumored specs.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:15:09 PM

That's nothing to worry about, PC specs are always going to be higher as they have plenty more to do than run a minimal OS and games, especially gaming PC rigs.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 5:01:05 AM

What World says here is essential. In regards to actual performance of this console and a Windows PC you can't do a 1:1 comparison of the hardware.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 9:50:11 AM

What's with the thumbs down? I was expecting a neutral response. I know one could buy a PC for less than the Durango that's more powerful. I just want to know what these specs equate to from a simple CPU/GFX standpoint.

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kraygen
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 10:36:54 PM
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honestly, while that is impressive for a console, I doubt it'll have all of that. Also if MS goes with the whole buy our HDD or else again, I'm likely to pass as long as Sony keeps to the laptop drive setup they used in the ps3.

I would rather spend less now and upgrade to the size and speed I want at my own accord than be limited to the very few options handed out by the console maker.

I know it's not a big deal to some, but I've replaced every hard drive in every ps3 I've owned, it's easy and it's cheap, so why not.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 5:02:39 AM

I am a bit worried in these regards.

Sony has introduced their proprietary HD crap with the latest PS3 model. You have to buy an adapter to insert other hard drives in the new PS3.

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gumbi
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 10:21:19 AM

Beamboom. I think you might be mistaken. I recently bought the new PS3, and the first thing I did was swap out the drive out for a standard WD 750gb 2.5" drive. No problem.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:10:58 AM

It's on the model that comes without hard drive, Gumbi. Feels like they are testing the waters.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:31:51 PM

aw, the 12GB PS3 then.

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Temjin001
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:01:18 PM
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Looks to harmonize with DF's "trusted sources."
Looks like the PS4 will pretty much spank the next Xbox. Supposedly Epic's 2.5 tflops request didn't convince MS this time around. The Durango GPU coming in at just under half of that Samaritan spec. Sony's comes closer to 2 tflops, maybe meets it with the assistance of the APU housed GPU. DDR5 also spanks DDR3 so I say if these specs materialize we should see PS4 bringing the pain next gen.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:16:32 PM

Isn't DDR5 better optimized for graphics?

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xenris
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:04:06 AM

Temjin would know the answer about DDR5 but I do know its supposed to be much faster than DDR3. Temjin knows all the technical crap thats what he does :P

But it is true, if the leaked sources are right PS4 will crush the 720 hands down.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:20:32 AM

as far as I know DDR5 is known also as GDDR5. It's a graphics based memory to my knowledge.
Thanks Xenris, but my skills are mostly derived from the software side of things, like programming languages. While I'm familiar with PC tech I'm not an electrical engineer and I don't know the nitty gritty aspects. I just know enough to get my way around and interpret things with general accuracy. I've assembled a couple computers and have read up on things more than the general gamer I'd imagine. Perhaps when i take the "architecture and organization" course for computers I may soon become a bit more knowledgeable.

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xenris
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 9:58:32 AM

Yeaahhhh thumb down :)

DDR is the RAM your CPU uses, GDDR is the vRAM your GPU uses, and GDDR5 is the best form of GPU ram.

This is what I gathered from digging around and asking one of my tech friends.

So yes world you are sort of correct, but you gotta get the G in front of that DDR because from what I can tell plain DDR5 doesn't exist, but GDDR5 does.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:35:15 PM

So GDDR is graphics double data ram?

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 12:11:15 AM

yep it is, just looked it up.

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The Real Deal
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:02:00 PM
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Everyone should be worried, especially the fan-boys. The differences between this generations console are going to be hard to spot. They are essentially going to be identical in most every aspect. The advantage will go to the most innovative of the two.

In saying that, sony still wants the edge. So they will wait until the specs are released to either scale back or upgrade there system. Yes i said scale back. For the first time sony will not be the powerhouse that its known for. They will settle for being only marginally better then the xbox. They learned allot from the ps3 launch, it wasn't the timing that stalled the launch of the ps3, it was the premium associated with the cost of its parts.

They will launch the ps4 with a price tag equal +- 50 dollars to the xbox. To do that, they will sacrifice whatever power they can to achieve that goal. They will mimic microsoft this generation, good, bad, or indifferent; mark my words. Sony is effectively allowing microsoft to define the next generation of consoles.

So to answer the question is sony worried? The answer is No.... But you should be.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:00:43 AM

Yes, the company that went all out to create a waterproof, dustproof phone is going to scale back! lol

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JROD0823
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 3:01:41 AM

Doesn't matter if they are identical on hardware specs, you HAVE to pay to play online with the Xbox, you DON'T have to pay to play online with PlayStation.

Sony wins every time with that equation.

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Warrior Poet
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:06:39 PM
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Wouldn't it be something if they ended up having (nearly) identical hardware? Which company could do more with their software and services?

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Bonampak
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:28:23 PM

And let's not forget that both of them will very likely sell their consoles at a loss initially.

So the question is: which one of them is more prepared to go through that critical first fiscal year without earning any hardware sales profits?

The one that secures 3rd party exclusives or that has the games people want to play (and has them first) will be able to survive that fiscal year thanks to software sales and a bigger share of the gamer user base.

So even if they end up having similar hardware, the winner will be the one that manages to win over gamers and mainstream users and becomes the device where the cool people are at. It sounds so superficial, but that's how things work when there are so many devices with similar capabilities. Just ask Apple and their iPods/iPads.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:22:28 PM
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I'm thinking no. PS4bis will likely have an upgradeable hard drive, possibly a faster reading Blu Ray or at least equal (and MS will have to pay Sony to use BR tech), FREE online play of course, and a marginally more powerful system that is like to have some hidden juice somewhere to make those exclusives pop.

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Mdash0009
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:34:27 PM

Maybe you're right about a faster blu-ray, a newer one. Every PlayStation so-far has had a different type of disc (PS1-CD, PS2-DVD, PS3-BluRay). I hope it's something noticeably different if it's even different.

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wackazoa
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:06:43 PM

Im thinking more of FREE TO PLAY online. I hate to be cynical about these things but with the direction the gaming industry is going I would not put it past anyone in the console industry.

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Mdash0009
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 11:28:45 PM
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Won't matter if their main genre will still be FPS. If the PS4 becomes like the PS2 (with a variety of genres and awesome games) then there is nothing to worry about.

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MasterGT
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 1:10:04 PM

This may be the first generation which does not get sold at an initial loss. Conditions are a bit different now and competition is also a bit different now.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:03:13 AM
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The specs are set in stone (devs are already working away on games) the cause of the stare-down between MS and Sony is the price. The first one to give a price is undercut by the other company. Exclusives,power,support,and features don't matter anymore...its all about the price

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TopuNeko
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:03:35 PM

Memory can still be upscaled, as can clockspeed. Basic architecture must remain the same, but you can upgraed RAM and clocks without affecting anything Devs are doing, or have done.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:30:51 AM
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Sony should be nervous but not because of rumoured specs. Its their financial situation that makes me nervous. I worry that MS has the ability to severely outspend Sony on advertising and can also take a bigger loss on hardware. A lot of pressure on Sony to post a profit since they have been losing billions for years.

I already mentioned this on another PS4 related thread but would like to remind everyone that the most powerful system has rarely won its generation. The N64 was more powerful that the PS1 and the PS2 was the weakest system out of the three last gen. It's really all about the games. That's what defines a platform and drives sales.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:06:41 AM

I usually have problems with this re-account of history because you're leaving facts out of the assessment to make your point. The PS1 and PS2 were NOT the weakest consoles out there for their respective gens.

First, three consoles I can think of preceded PS1's launch: 3D0, Jaguar, and Saturn. Two of which were undeniably less powerful than the PS1. Saturn had an eccentric design that made it seem less powerful until games started harnessing it's power. So in reality PS1 was in about the MIDDLE of the pack, not the weakest or the strongest in processing. But this point is to be argued as well. N64, the supposed more powerful console, games were hamstrung by a very limited cartridge capacity. Certain games just could'nt be market-ably created. We all know this about Final fantasy. other games like MK Trilogy had HORRIBLE music and lower quality graphic assets in order to hold the game. Publishers were also afraid to produce games on the N64 because of the ridiculously expensive cost associated with cartridges at the time.

Moving on. Ok, so it's JUST about the games. Games, first out to market, and cost is the answer! ....not necessarily. The Dreamcast had all three of those things dialed in and that did not save it. It had great games that made PS2 play catch up for quite some time. Soul Calibur, NF2K, Sega GT, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Sonic, Resident Evil CV and more, including also Phantasy Star Online and Daytona USA Online (I played both). It still failed.

Why do people ignore THIS gen. The Wii came out at the same time as PS3, was the cheapest AND the least powerful, and the WORST games and it still did incredible for a 5-6 year span. Third parties suffered but when we're counting console numbers in a RACE Nintendo was doing great. Right?

I had limited time so i raced through this. i hope it reads with sense.
Personally, I really want Sony to be the premium content provider next-gen and I just don't give a crap if they're number 1 in sales. That has stopped meaning a lot for dedicated gamers for quite some time now.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 1:36:22 AM
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Being a tech idiot, I'm not sure if those specs are high tech or lacking since it's a next-gen console.
And I'm confident Sony can come up with something big, it is Sony after all, one of the best tech company in the world.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 5:48:59 AM
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Doesn't make me nervous! :-)

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Hand_of_Sorrow
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 7:40:31 AM
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i'm not going to pretend i know anything about computers,
because i don't!

the rumered specs seems to be alot to be stuffed in a console,
not to mention trying to keep it cool.

i don't think sony should be nervous as long as they have a good
line up of games and exclusives for the ps4.



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MRSUCCESS
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 8:56:29 AM
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I'm sure the specs on the article does not make Sony nervous at all. I think what Microsoft needs to be more concerned about is getting something other than Halo and Gears of War lol. I mean, at the end of the day I think games and their gameplay are much more important than specs (i.e PS2 vS XBOX).

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 9:12:04 AM
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The PS4 won't be leaps and bounds better than the X720. Devs are going to make one version of their games for next gen. It will be made for the inferior console and ported to the better console. Look at what happens to the poor Vita when a game is released on the 3DS at the same time. The Vita receives an inferior port. It's just a cost effective way for devs to maximize their return.

I would be surprised if the PS4 blew the X720 out of the water. I have a feeling this next gen is going to come down to the games. Which ever console has the better games and the most exclusives will win.

I have a feeling Sony is going to be really innovative with the PS4. There will be a lot of open mouths when they announce. A lot of OMG that's awesome. Sony just needs to stay the course and not let Microsoft launch to far ahead of them. If Sony launches later but announces their launch games and they are incredible a lot of gamers will wait for the better games on the PS4. It's going to be fun!

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Ninja_WafflesXD
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 9:45:49 AM
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I'll admit I can't make too much of a comment on spec and the like (most definitely am NOT tech whiz).

However, I will say that it shouldn't make Sony nervous. For me, and for a lot of other people as well, it's all about the software.

Secure the games, and you'll be fine.

Thinking back to last gen, the PS2 was the weakest graphically, yet it's the best-selling console of all time :)

Now look at the Vita - a beast of a machine in comparison to the 3DS, and yet it is't selling all that well.

I won't mention the Wii, since that's a bit of an anomaly...

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 9:52:24 AM
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By all the leaked info I've read the GPU in the Orbis is suppose to be substantially more powerful. Also, both will use the same eight-core CPU with rumor being three-cores in the Durango being dedicated to running backround apps. Here is a link to Digital Foundry's take on it.

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/df-hardware-next-gen-xbox-specs-leak_9

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telly
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 10:44:36 AM
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My (extremely uninformed) opinion is it sounds awesome, but I have little doubt Sony is going to bring the noise with their next console. They are surely furious that they lost their place as the unrivaled King of Consoles and are no doubt determined to regain their throne. They're gonna go big or go home, I have no doubt.

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gumbi
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:08:37 AM
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Well, from a PC perspective it's a little underwhelming. But as has been stated above, the OS on consoles typically has a pretty small footprint, leaving more resources for the stuff that matters. Games!

Thankfully, I think this snuffs the persistent x86 rumour. I could see this being a pretty solid console. Obviously they've taken price into consideration here. I was expecting more, but with this should come a pretty reasonable launch price. If this is the real deal I wouldn't expect this console to launch for more than $350. They may even surprise us with a $299 model.

Now, lets wait see what Sony has to put on the table...

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wackazoa
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:03:42 PM

I would say that Im sure that microsofts next console will be more of a computer. With social meejah, netflix, and a better internet browser. I see it something simliar to a non portable netbook that plays games.

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TopuNeko
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:04:16 PM

GPU-like compute unit that DF describes as secret sauce....

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Nestore
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:56:41 AM
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For a 6-7 year console cycle, I prefer being second out of the gate with higher specs and newer silicon. I was disappointed that PS3 merely on par with 360 for core CPU/GPU/RAM after launching a full year later.

Every company needs to be nervous or worried about the competition, especially Sony and Microsoft. Sony has lost its leadership position in it's core business of consumer electronics and Microsoft has lost it's leadership position in its core business of computer operating systems.

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TopuNeko
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:01:29 PM

PS3's hardware is not 'merely on par' with 360. In terms of raw computing power, the PS3 has more oomph, and far higher memory performance.

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TopuNeko
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:00:32 PM
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Something that I noticed in the rumored specification for the PS4 from Sony that seems to have been missed or ignored by many is this thing described as a GPU-like compute unit. When comparing the specifications of the Durango (aka neXtBox) agaisnt the rumored PS4 there are three things that I think it is important to note.

The rumored PS4 uses high performance memory (GDDR5) where the neXtBox apparently uses ordinary DDR3 memory.

Even though neXtBox has 8GB, it may be running an embedded version of Windows 8 and has to set aside a colossal 3GB of that 8GB for the OS, leaving only 5GB of RAM left, the PS4 only has (apparently) 4GB, but only 512MB is set aside for the OS leaving 3.5GB. The additional speed/bandwidth of the GDDR5 memory will help compensate for the difference - as we have seen with Ps3's XDR vs the 360.

Finally The GPU-like compute unit in the PS4 specification. This could potentially be the ace in the hole. Sony owns the manufacturing rights and designs for Toshiba's SPURS GPU which is more or less the SPE cores from a CellBE without the PowerPC core. If Sony included that unit which is sold as a GPU by Toshiba, but is really (as we know from Cell) a compute unit of high performance, it could possibly allow Sony to emulate a PS3 with the PS4 - possibly. Certainly that would create an interesting problem for neXtBox since doing that would give the Ps4 an instant game library, as well as 100% compatibility with existing PSN services, games and Home.

If Sony wants anything north of $400 for a PS4 from me, they must include PS3 compatibility.

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dbyzforce
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:04:28 PM

I agree with having the Cell/RSX for BC with PS3, but disagree with RAm amounts. Even with 4GB very fast Ram, its still limited, especially with games that take advantage of RAM. Don't want issues with RAM like what PS3 had this gen. I'm willing to pay more if the PS4 has BC AND 8GB RAM...

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wackazoa
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:01:22 PM
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My thinking is very similar to a few others.... the next gen console will be identical. With the trouble of some high profile games having trouble porting over, it is my belief that Sony and Microsoft will put out very similar console and expect the "fanboys" to buy their favorites.

I mean think about it. All things being the same, and being able to have the same games, which would you buy? Now I do believe Sony and Microsoft will rely on exclusives to tip the scale but they sorta already do that do they not?

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jugheadjones
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 12:54:01 PM
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I don't care about all the power in it. I'm curious to know what they will do with that power. That's what I'm waiting to hear about from them. If all it does is play games and movies, then I already have that. Without innovation, power is just "pretty". That's the problem with Apple. Each new Ipod is the same as the last, only with a little more memory. It's the "Madden Syndrome". I have a feeling that if the next gen isn't really any different than this one, then I may be sitting this gen out.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 3:51:54 PM
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Am I the only one who likes the name "Orbis"? I really like it!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 5:59:29 PM

Although I'd rather Sony kept all of their future gaming number branded as the Playstation 4, etc, I kind of like the ring of Orbis.

And "Orbis" sure beats "Orfice" by a mile...

...or a few extra inches.

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ulsterscot
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 9:34:00 PM
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I heard Sony has replicated HAL

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dbyzforce
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 11:00:40 PM
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I like the specs for the PS4 except the 1 thing: the amount of RAM. Yes its 4GB DDR5 Ram, but with 512MB for system reserved, seems skimpy, even if very fast. Same thing like with the PS3 RAM issues. Sony should put in 8 GB to play it safe, especially for future use.

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___________
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 12:32:46 AM
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IF true, yes they should be!
8 core CPU appose to quad core, HALF the RAM, ect, ect.
i hope these are bogus, 1.5 is such a slow speed for a CPU!
yes its 8 cores, but come on the 3930K im getting is being overclocked with freaking air to 4.8!
water cooled, and watch the numbers sore!
looking like what developers have been saying is very true, next gen systems wont be that much of a leap after all.
sigh, i guess PC is going to have to put up with crappy console ports for eternity!
either that or make exclusives, which will happen once every purple moon.

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Jackeria
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:09:13 AM
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but... will it blend? Also what kind of fans are they going to be running? A lot of cores requires a lot of cooling so lets hope they've learnt from their mistakes last time round.

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gruvsf
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 12:32:40 PM
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basically the rumored specs of the next MS console is similar to my computer that is already over a year old. So by the time that this console launches, the console would already be two years behind my PC, but with similar specs. PS3 was a year behind MS in the last gen launch, and still was able to catch up in sales. Amazing that MS has caught up to the 21st century with the inclusion of the Blu-Ray drive (what happened to all those people who said that optical drives would no longer be needed?). Again, all rumors, so I reserve my final judgement when MS actually has it available on the shelves, but it looks like MS is already looking to monetize everything that they can with the next console (with the non-removable HDD)

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