The rumors has gone viral through the inconsistencies world of internet, and one should not argue that Sony may have accepted the fact that the PlayStation 3 is no longer “powerful” enough to satisfy that grumpy developers, well, say hello to Orbis.
PlayNation, a German gaming website apparently has leaked a supposedly developer’s documentation for the next-gen PlayStation console, codename the Orbis. Here’s what the specs says:
- CPU – Cell Broadband Engine X @ 3.2GHz – 16PPE’s – 128 SPE’s
- GPU – Custom Nvidia/SCEI “quantum Leap” @2GHz
- Memory – 10GB XDR2 + 10GB GDDR6
- Storage Capacity – 250GB/320GB Model depending
- OS – Sony Aether
- Video Resolution – 2160p 2D – 1080p 3D
- Audio – 11.1
- Media Formats – PS4 Game Disc – PS3 Game Disc – PS2 Game Disc – PS1 Game Disc – HD Blu Ray Disc – DVD – CD
- Controller Input – Dualshock 4 – Dualshock 3 – PS Iris – PS Vita – PS Omni – PS Certified Xperia – Sony Tablet – PS Move – PS Eye – Sixaxis
- Connectivity – USB 3.0 – HDMI 1.4 – Bluetooth 4.0 – WiFi b/g/n – DLNA – Ethernet – PS Vita – Memory Cards SD/MMC/etc
- Sony buys back Toshiba’s Cell plant 2 years ago after selling it off in 2008 so to have them opt for AMD is quite way off. Besides, it is plausible to think that they started the Orbis project in 2010.
- While on paper, 20GB of RAM may be the most absurd thing we ever heard, it’s still possible. Remember how PS3 could funnel up supercomputers?
- Backward compatibility has been a long issue in regards to the PlayStation community. I believe that Sony fully understands how the feature has seen strong demand across all potential consumers and surely they want all the money in the world to sell their console?
- In all that regards though, isn’t the Auro-3D® 11.1 technology seems too expensive for Sony to implement?
All in all, we should just wait and see how E3 turns up for Sony early next month.