Source – supposed PS4 spec sheet is fake

Friday, 25th May 2012 16:38 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has supposedly sent out a spec sheet listing the technical prowess of the unannounced PS4.

According to a post over on Gameranx, the specs list states the console will contain an advanced cell processor with 10GB of RAM and 10GB of video memory.

Assuming this is correct, the GPU graphics processor is based on Nvidia’s Kepler architecture, which is the same tech powering the GTX680 – the newest badass video card that is out of stock almost everywhere.

When playing games in 2D, resolution will hit 3840×2160, with 3D running at 1080p thanks to two Nvidia graphics chips.

The console is also supposedly backwards compatible – all the way back to PSone and will release during Q4 2013.

A source close to VG247 has called the spec list “complete bullshit.”

A larger shot of the supposed spec sheet is here.



  1. Phoenixblight

    I think this is not right 10GB of RAM?! and it is backwards compatiable? Oh if SOny does go this route you have my money!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    If this is true, then how much it will cost?, and if this is true why Epic said that it needed more power?****scratchs head noise****

    #2 2 years ago
  3. absolutezero

    Pinch of salt with that but I would say that five hundred and ninty nine dollars might have something to top it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    I’m promised this is complete rubbish.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Night Hunter

    2160p? For what? Unless someone really wants to hook up his PS4 to a PC Screen

    That would be quite impressive specs but I call bullshit

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    The thing is – Sony would not make a machine that is BC with discs going all the way back to Psone. It isn’t feasible and they can make more money with throwing the games up on PSN.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Cozzy

    This does sound like a loads of bollocks, but backwards compatibility all the way to PS One would be awesome. However it wouldn’t make much sense that they’d do that, as Stephany says they would make a hell of a lot more money by putting them on PSN so if there is backwards compatibility it won’t be any earlier than PS3.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. barchetta

    Sounds like a ‘fond’ reimagining of the promises we heard during the PS3 introduction (twin hdmi etc.), just brought up to date.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Da Man

    Teh Cell?


    #9 2 years ago
  10. TMRNetShark

    The whole 10 GBs of RAM AND VRAM is almost outlandish. Though, that was the problem with this current generation. Both the 360 and PS3 were effectively capped at 512 MBs total which wasn’t even good for games almost 5 or 6 years ago (compared to PC games).

    So if Sony decides to go with 20 GBs total RAM… sweet. We might actually have Unreal 4 Engine’s “samaritan” style gameplay for games! XD

    Obviously, taken with a grain of salt. :)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. deadstoned

    I may not be a console gamer, but if those are the real specs then hats off to Sony. That’s more RAM than I’m fitting in my PC right now and more than what most developers like DICE were asking for O.O .

    #11 2 years ago

    This story is a waste of pixels…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Razor

    “A source close to VG247 has called the spec list “complete bullshit.”

    Yes, yes I think so too. lol

    #13 2 years ago
  14. MegaGeek1

    “Complete Bullshit”!?! How is that possible? When the fastest video card on market right now only has 4bgs of video memory and costs $1000, I really dont see how this could be bullshit.

    *dripping wet sarcasm

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Pytox

    lol 10GB video memory? that’s not possible lol
    maybe they’ve added a 0 too much and it’s more like 1GB VRAM which seems appropriate

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Da Man

    One of the internet commenters has called this article a complete rubbish.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Fin

    Har har har har

    #17 2 years ago
  18. TMRNetShark

    @15… why wouldn’t it be possible? I think it would be a good thing if Sony put in 10 GBs of RAM… just 10 GBs of SHARED RAM.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. TD_Monstrous69

    After reading the spec sheet, I really hope that this happens. If not, it’d be one of the greatest lies ever told.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. The_Red

    Of course it’s fake. Those specs SCREAM BS. Seriously, no next-gen system is gonne even come close to those numbers.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    10 Gb of ram?

    Ps4 is not a console anymore, ir’s a server for 9999 US DOLLARS.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. TMRNetShark

    @21 When Sony allowed Linux on the PS3… you could use that as a server… >.>

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Lord Gremlin

    It will overheat. It will most likely have 4 GB of newest RAM because that’s as much as you can do without making the chip too large and overheating unmanageable.
    8 GB is highly unlikely, unless they’re using RAM type we’re unaware of. It’s 2 or 4 GB.
    And speaking of VRAM 10GB is plain not necessary. 2 GB is more than you ever need. Even 1 GB is enough. Remember – it’s not a PC. No drivers, no DirectX and OS that takes couple of dozens mb.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. fearmonkey

    Lol with Erthazus…….(that’s what I thought when I read those specs)

    Here is the reality….
    The way Epic is banging the drum for high spec consoles to really maximize use of UE4, we can guess that MS and Sony have probably indicated to Epic that they will probably release a moderate upgrade to the current gen.

    MS and Sony’s eyes are on the Wii-u, and I hope that the latest rumor regarding It’s GPU is true, that it uses a 6770 0r 6670 GPU (the rumored GPU for the xbox). If it releases with a better GPU than originally expected, MS and Sony will have to do better.

    Seriously, I hope that only one company releases a new console in 2013, and the other waits till 2014 and makes it much better.

    I pray that MS realizes by now to not place all their money on built in Kinect…..

    If these specs could be true, I would get up and Dance, but no way…
    If it has more than 4GB, i’ll be amazed, as I think MS and Sony originally wanted to go 2GB or 3GB.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. adumicic

    What would be interesting is if ‘Orbis’ wasn’t actually PS4, but something like a Gakai server, and the PS4 is with the modest specs we’ve heard before.

    Assuming this was the server part, it’d be completely reasonable to have such specs, as well as playing backwards compatible games, as this is just going to run and stream games over the net. Then the PS4 could run some games, and stream games from one of these servers also.

    How likely is any of this? Probably not very, if I’m honest, but possible.

    Of course, it they could be reasonable specs for a PS4 too, if Sony was willing to offer a subscription pricing to the PS4. Then it wouldn’t really matter if it was $1000 outright.

    As far as 10gb RAM costing $9,999. Seriously? More like $200 at consumer pricing, at MOST! The dual Keplers are the most dubious part here, if only due to heat and price.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. minxamo

    Anyone with a brain would call bullshit on that at ’10gb RAM + 10gb VRAM’

    Besides, the 680 has 4gb VRAM, so even with 2 of those (completely unfeasible) there would only be 8gb in total.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. OlderGamer

    I can’t believe some of you are actualy pondering something like this. Even mildly entertaining a “what if it was true” thought.

    Obviously completly false.

    Good for a chuckle and that is it.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Mystic Sage

    #1 Mine too!!!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. illicious

    Imagine if Sony would release a PS3.5 with 8 GBs of Ram and 2GB of VRAM.

    Full 1080p resolution (no 640p upscaled to 720), plenty of Ram/Vram to run even the latest and most future games from exclusives to ports.

    256/512 Ram/Vram is way too low no matter how fast it is (DDR2-5/XDR).

    What will they do with PS3 games on the PS4? Re-release them with higher detailed textures in full 1080p? Red Dead Redemption Reboot anyone?

    #29 2 years ago

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