AMD Chief Architect: "The PlayStation 4 Blew Me Away"
Okay, so because Sony sided with AMD for the next generation, AMD would undoubtedly have a little praise for the PlayStation 4.
But it still says a lot when AMD chief graphics product architect John Gustafson has such high praise for Sony's machine. He first said the new console really blew him away, and he did remind everyone that the Wii U has AMD chipsets as well. But he's obviously impressed with the PS4:
"It looks like they did an extremely good job of the engineering… The CPU and the GPU are on the same chip, which solves a lot of the problems (you don’t have to toss things over to a graphics card and try to get them back and forth)."
Gustafson further explained that he anticipates the next-gen physics engines on the PS4 "to be more realistic than we've ever seen before." Plus, with the 8GB of RAM, that will provide developers with extra breathing room when it comes to the design process. He concluded by saying the PS4 has great potential outside of gaming, especially if it were to be used as "some sort of server." Well, we all know the PS4 is much closer to a PC than any past PlayStation platform, a topic we've recently analyzed.
Most tech peeps really seem to like this thing, don't they?
4/10/2013 9:52:16 PM Ben Dutka