PS4 as "Supercharged PC" Getting Positive Response

Sony's Lead Designer trying to make developers and own company happy.

Posted by
PS4 as "Supercharged PC" Getting Positive Response
Mark Cerney, Lead System Architect on PlayStation 4 - you may have seen him when Sony launched the idea of the console or heard him when he slagged off the design process of the PS3. Well, he's been chatting techy-like about the PS4's Supercharged PC Architecture.

"We started to design the PS4 in 2008. Since then, we had discussions with many companies on the adoption of any technology", he begins, thereby giving the new console both history and a future in one go. But basically it boils down to the fact that he opted to use Single Chip Custom Processor which have eight Jaguar x86 64-bit CPUs made by AMD." Why?

"We made that decision from the viewpoints of technology, time and business", he says. He tells Technon in Japan, that "The adoption of the x86 architecture made it much easier to develop game software because enough toolchains, numerical libraries and software that utilizes multimedia instructions are available for it."

The chip and as importantly the memory ("Though it is a challenge in terms of cost and procurement, we decided to offer a memory capacity of 8 Gbytes because of strong demand from developers", he says of the 16 4-Gbit GDDR5 memory chips used in the new console) are aimed at making things "easy for developers to create games so that many games will be made."

"We received very positive responses to the concept of 'Supercharged PC Architecture' from developers because we made a drastic improvement to performance and made it easy to develop games at the same time. It is hardware for which games can be developed really easily."

Comments

org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Unable to compile class for JSP: An error occurred at line: 61 in the generated java file The import com.spong.user.User collides with another import statement An error occurred at line: 262 in the jsp file: /inc/coreWidgets.jsp Type mismatch: cannot convert from User to User 259: 260: if( c == contributions.size()-1 || contrib.getUserId() != contributions.get(c+1).getUserId() ) 261: { 262: user = contrib.getUser(); 263: 264: contributors.add("" + 265: (user.nameVisible !=0 ? user.firstName+" "+user.lastName : user.username) + An error occurred at line: 265 in the jsp file: /inc/coreWidgets.jsp user.nameVisible cannot be resolved or is not a field 262: user = contrib.getUser(); 263: 264: contributors.add("" + 265: (user.nameVisible !=0 ? user.firstName+" "+user.lastName : user.username) + 266: ""); 267: 268: contributed = new StringBuffer(); An error occurred at line: 265 in the jsp file: /inc/coreWidgets.jsp user.firstName cannot be resolved or is not a field 262: user = contrib.getUser(); 263: 264: contributors.add("" + 265: (user.nameVisible !=0 ? user.firstName+" "+user.lastName : user.username) + 266: ""); 267: 268: contributed = new StringBuffer(); An error occurred at line: 265 in the jsp file: /inc/coreWidgets.jsp user.lastName cannot be resolved or is not a field 262: user = contrib.getUser(); 263: 264: contributors.add("" + 265: (user.nameVisible !=0 ? user.firstName+" "+user.lastName : user.username) + 266: ""); 267: 268: contributed = new StringBuffer(); An error occurred at line: 265 in the jsp file: /inc/coreWidgets.jsp user.username cannot be resolved or is not a field 262: user = contrib.getUser(); 263: 264: contributors.add("" + 265: (user.nameVisible !=0 ? user.firstName+" "+user.lastName : user.username) + 266: ""); 267: 268: contributed = new StringBuffer(); Stacktrace:

Polls

Tax Breaks for Video Game Makers are...

Great news for all of us!
89%
Shocking. Game makers don't need government aid!
8%
Other - have your say in comments after voting.
3%
comments>>
more polls >>