Playstation 4: Cool Mock-up Based on Rumored Specs
As we have reported earlier on several occasions, whenever there is a rumored new console supposedly under development or ready to be revealed, such news gets greeted by a swarm of rumors. The rumored Playstation 4 is no exception to this rule of gaming blogosphere news.
The swarm of rumors takes two predictable flavors: rumors about games that will be running on the new platform and rumors about the features of the new console. Apparently, the folks at Official Playstation Magazine UK took the rumored features seriously enough to assembled their own version of what the next-generation Playstation would look like. They used off-the-shelf components to patch the machine together. According to rumors, the PS4 will be sporting an AMD A8 3850 processor and running graphics on an AMD Radeon HD 7670 graphics card. After it has compiled its faux console, the OPM UK team then compared the performance of the supposed next gen console against a box running Intel i7 2700k and a PS3. OPM then tracked information on frame rates and rendering for each of the systems. The results were quite, well, underwhelming. Using Just Cause 2 for the PC comparison and Bulletstorm and Skyrim for the PS3 comparison, Just Cause 2 racked up 21 fps while the others clocked in at 30fps. Nothing to write home about.
Then again, these are results based on a system that was just patched together and might not reflect the seamless integration the new PS4 might bring to the table. Still, given the results in this case, let’s hope the rumors are not true and the rumored new console launches with beefier hardware.