February 21st, 2013
Yesterday Sony unveiled their vision for the future of gaming, the Playstation 4 (previously rumored to be named Orbis). The new Playstation will ship with tons of great features including PS4 Eye, which allows facial recognition, motion controls and some more tricks.
The Playstation 4 is a beast by any terms. It features an 8 core CPU and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. To put that into perspective that’s 16 times the total memory of the PS3 and the same amount found in a high mid-high end computer (though computers use DDR3 memory instead, but we’ll save you the technical stuff) The PS4 can also output 4k video, sometimes referred to as ultra HD. 4k video is a huge jump in pixel count, 400% the number of pixels in a 1080p screen. To put that into perspective the difference between 720p and 1080p is just 225%. Unfortunately this 4k resolution won’t extend to games, at least not for now.
It will feature gigabit Ethernet capability and compatibility with 802.11 b/g/n, which we’re happy to see comes standard with all models now. In addition you’ll get the standard AV connections; HDMI, Analog-AV and optical S/PDIF for audio buffs and home theater enthusiasts. You’ll also get the latest and greatest USB 3.0. Lastly we’ll see a new controller design, the Dualshock 4. Although not yet in its final stage it looks to be a great enhancement of their existing controller design while still being true to the classic design.
Stay tuned and if you want to spice up your gaming in the meantime pick up a lag switch and experience online gaming like never before.