Yet more rumours regarding Sony’s upcoming PS4 have appeared today, filling in some of the details regarding the machine’s previously leaked AMD internals.
According to sources speaking to IGN’s gaming division, the next-generation PlayStation will be running custom versions of AMD’s A8-3850 APU and the Radeon HD 7670 GPU.
In its current retail form, the A8-3850 is based around a quad-core 2.9GHz chip, which would allow Sony to use the buzz surrounding quad-core devices as a big marketing hook. Unless, that is, we’re all carrying octo-core smartphones around with us by the end of 2013, when PS4/Orbis is apparently scheduled to arrive.
The DirectX 11 capable 7670 GPU, meanwhile, is at the lower end of the power levels achieved by today’s PC graphics cards. But once optimised and freed from the legacy world of PC operation, it ought to provide a big enough leap to keep console gamers happy for a few more years. [IGN via Techradar]