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PS4: Next-Gen Orbis 'Final Specs' Revealed?

Alex Evans

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Sony's next-gen PS4 Orbis final specs have been 'revealed' - but how does it compare to the Durango rumours?

Published on Jan 28, 2013

Sony’s next-gen PS4 ‘Orbis’ console’s final specs have supposedly been leaked today.

The specifications leaked by VgLeaks show a system with eight Jaguar cores at 1.6Ghz each, arranged as two clusters of four and a ‘Liverpool Soc’ from AMD Fusion APU Architecture.

RAM will clock in at 4GB for the system, or 3.5GB available to games, and will also pack in a high-speed BluRay drive, an enhanced DualShock and a Move controller as standard, the leak suggests.

Last week, NowGamer reported on the rumoured specs of Orbis’s dev kits.

Here are the final retail specs, according to the information:

LIVERPOOL SOC

  • Custom implementation of AMD Fusion APU Arquitecture (Accelerated Processing Unit)
  • Provides good performance with low power consumtion
  • Integrated CPU and GPU
  • Considerably bigger and more powerful than AMD’s other APUs

CPU:

  • Orbis contains eight Jaguar cores at 1.6 Ghz, arranged as two “clusters”
  • Each cluster contains 4 cores and a shared 2MB L2 cache
  • 256-bit SIMD operations, 128-bit SIMD ALU
  • SSE up to SSE4, as well as Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
  • One hardware thread per core
  • Decodes, executes and retires at up to two intructions/cycle
  • Out of order execution
  • Per-core dedicated L1-I and L1-D cache (32Kb each)
  • Two pipes per core yield 12,8 GFlops performance
  • 102.4 GFlops for system

GPU:

  • GPU is based on AMD’s “R10XX” (Southern Islands) architecture
  • DirectX 11.1+ feature set
  • Liverpool is an enhanced version of the architecture
  • 18 Compute Units (CUs)
  • Hardware balanced at 14 CUs
  • Shared 512 KB of read/write L2 cache
  • 800 Mhz
  • 1.843 Tflops, 922 GigaOps/s
  • Dual shader engines
  • 18 texture units
  • 8 Render backends
  • Memory:
  • 4 GB unified system memory, 176 GB/s
  • 3.5 available to games (estimate)

 Storage:

  • High speed Blu-ray drive
  • Single layer (25 GB) or dual layer (50 GB) discs
  • Partial constant angular velocity (PCAV)
  • Outer half of disc 6x (27 MB/s)
  • Inner half varies, 3.3x to 6x

Internal mass storage:

  • One SKU at launch: 500 GB HDD
  • There may also be a Flash drive SKU in the future

 Networking:

  • 1 Gb/s Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WIFI, and Bluetooth
  •  Peripherals:
  • Evolved Dualshock controller
  • Dual Camera
  • Move controller

Extras:

  • Audio Processor (ACP)
  • Video encode and decode (VCE/UVD) units
  • Display ScanOut Engine (DCE)
  • Zlib Decompression Hardware
What do you make of the supposed specs? As with all next-gen rumours, take them with a considerable chunk of sodium.

 

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