Next PlayStation features AMD GPU, x64 8core CPU

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cell-processor-580-75The information you’re about to read comes from official Orbis documentation, a hive of more than 90 PDFs about the forthcoming console.

These documents indicate that the next generation playstation will feature an eight core AMD64 CPU and an AMD R10XX GPU  to drive the system.


The rumors we’ve seen of the next Xbox also point to x64 architecture, but it’s unclear whether that’ll be supplied by AMD or another manufacturer. If those rumors pan out however, it would mean that a single unified architecture would power the major gaming consoles as well your laptop and desktop — something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.


  • System Memory: 8GB
  • Video Memory: 2.2 GB
  • CPU: 4x Dual-Core AMD64 “Bulldozer” (so, 8x cores)
  • GPU: AMD R10xx
  • Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 2x Ethernet
  • Drive: Blu-Ray
  • HDD: 160GB
  • Audio Output: HDMI & Optical, 2.0, 5.1 & 7.1 channels

Keep in mind these are current specs for a PS4 development kit, not the final retail console itself.