A good while ago we’ve learned that the PlayStation 4’s codename is possibly called Orbis and that speculation is leading us to believe that Sony is moving away from the cell architecture developed with Toshiba and IBM to an AMD-based chip, hopefully this transition we’ll make developing games on the console less of a hassle for 3rd party game developers. Apparently several unnamed sources we’re speaking to VG24/7 and cited that the dev kit was shipped in PC cases. This is quite common and has been seen with the Xbox’s next rumoured console Durango. The hardware is first tested then they figure out a way to fit it all nicely inside a little box. They then further claimed that a January kit would more closely resemble the console and a final version of the dev kit would ship sometime next summer.
So far this is the second dev kit believed to be released with the following rumoured and speculated features
- The console will run on an AMD processor that will support 4K resolution. (Sony has recently unveiled a 4K Res TV).
- The Processor is based on the AMD A10 APU series that combines the GPU and CPU processors.
- Kits either have 8GB or 16GB of RAM.
- 256GB of standard storage.
- The PS4 aims to run games at 1080p with 60fps in 3D without any problems.
- The new processor features a reworked interface that would allow users to jump to anywhere in the system by pressing the PS button. This allow players to do things such as browse the PS Store mid-game.