Sources close to IGN have said rumors of the tech inside Sony’s next console, rumored to be codenamed Orbis, does indeed utilize AMD’s A8-3850 APU and a Radeon HD 7670 GPU.
While IGN notes the chips rumored for PS4 are based on the off-the-shelf parts detailed below, the tech is being “custom tooled for the console” so “exact specs may vary.”
The A8-3850 has a quad-core 2.9GHz processor with an integrated graphics chip while the APU will “work in tandem with the system’s dedicated GPU, the HD 7670″ which is a DirectX 11 card “clocked to 1GHz with up to 1GB of dedicated VRAM.”
The HD 7670 is a version of 2011’s HD 6670 with identical specs and rumored to be the same card used in the next Xbox console.
The A8-3850 is an HD 6550D so the APU would be capable of running games “at baseline specs and lower resolutions without the help of a discrete GPU.” Put together with the HD 7670 and a “symmetrical CrossFire configuration” will be utilized to “share the load of realtime graphics processing.”
Of course, all of this is conjecture at this point and time, as Sony has yet to announce what it plans on including in the next PlayStation console.
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