Sources: Up To 5.5GB Of PS4's Memory Available To Devs
We know the PlayStation 4 offers 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. But how much of that is actually accessible to developers?
After all, you need a certain amount to make the system run, right? The good news, however, is that according to a new Eurogamer Digital Foundry report, game makers will have access to as much as 5.5GB, with 4.5GB guaranteed.
The PS4 will only reserve 3.5GB of the total RAM for the operating system, but sources say an additional GB of RAM can be used as flexible memory, which would bring the available total to the aforementioned 5.5GB. Furthermore, other sources have said the 3.5GB requirement could be reduced once work on the PS4 OS is complete and potentially streamlined. As for the RAM used for the OS, that will go towards new system features, such as application switching and the ability to pause and resume games in mid-session.
So, does this sound like a developer's dream machine, as many have already stated? Or would you rather they had even more RAM to play around with? Seems like plenty, but...
7/26/2013 10:31:02 PM Ben Dutka