Sony updates PS4 SDK to allow access to 7th CPU core

By Matt Martin, Monday, 30 November 2015 10:55 GMT

Stealth update to console will give more power to developers.

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Sony has updated the PS4 software development kit to allow developers access to a previously unused CPU core.

Microsoft updated the Xbox One last year to allow access to the seventh CPU core, allowing games to run more smoothly on the system.

“Core 6 is now denoted as shared, and for new captures, Razor splits the activity on that core between user and system,” reads the Sony update. “Old captures still show core 6 as a system core, as was accurate at the time they were made.”

Development sources told VG247 that previous cores used by the PS4 are listed as 0-5. The PS4 has eight cores in total based on the Jaguar architecture from AMD.

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