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Orbis (PS4) devkit docs leak; 8GBRAM, 2.2GBVRAM, new Controller


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#1 +Audioboxer

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:42

"British site CVG speculated last week that, because they'd heard the PS4's controller was "trying to emulate the same user interface philosophies as the PS Vita", that meant it would feature a touch screen. Instead, the Orbis' controller features a capacitive touch pad, like you find on the back of a Vita (presumably it's also on the back of the PS4's controller), that can recognise two-point multi-touch. The entire pad can also be "clicked" for an additional input button."

The PS4's controller will again be capable of motion-sensing, like its PS3 predecessors, only now with improved technology like tilt correction. It will also feature vibration, which Sony has thankfully learned is a next-gen feature you need to launch with. It'll also have an RGB LED light in it.While there have been reports of the PS4 controller featuring "biometric" technology, there was no mention of it in the information we were provided.

There's one other addition to the PS4's pad you won't find on a DualShock 3: a "Share" button. We're not exactly sure what it does. The most likely use would be to allow users to share some aspect of their gaming experience to Twitter or Facebook. Maybe a screenshot? We have no idea. But that Share button might have something to do with...



We'll begin with the specs. And before we go any further, know that these are current specs for a PS4 development kit, not the final retail console itself. So while the general gist of the things you see here may be similar to what makes it into the actual commercial hardware, there's every chance some—if not all of it—changes, if only slightly.

That being the case, here's what we know is inside PS4 development kits—model # DVKT-KS000K—as of January 2013. As you'll see, some things have changed since earlier kits became available in March 2012.

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


A lot more info here (including new user accounts): http://kotaku.com/59...ve-specs-so-far

edit: VGleaks who put out the next Xbox specs had this to say...

VG Leaks teasing us

http://www.vgleaks.c....e-poll-inside/



Comments section:

Anonymous 23 January, 2013 at 22:48 Reply

What are your thoughts on the Kotaku ‘leak’/clickbait?


And the answer:

Mr.X 24 January, 2013 at 0:23 Reply

Hi!

I think it’s better to wait until tomorrow to answer your question. Please, we will publish a new Orbis article soon, a different one…

Thanks for your enquiry.




#2 torrentthief

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:14

I read this yesterday, thought the actual documents had leaked on the net rather than just this website saying they have those documents. Would like to read the actual documents.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:19

Dev kits have x2 the RAM of the actual console right?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:32

im not so sure how the rear touch screen would work - but then again im still thinking of the dualshock controller style. perhaps it'll simply be shaped more like the Vita. still, the back touch is difficult to use on the vita, so...

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:47

Must be 2013 with a proper unveiling of each console in the months ahead :)

Will grant the controller certainly seems interesting on the ps4.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:47

Dev kits have x2 the RAM of the actual console right?

I wouldn't say all dev kits have twice the RAM but as a rule of thumb yeah.

im not so sure how the rear touch screen would work - but then again im still thinking of the dualshock controller style. perhaps it'll simply be shaped more like the Vita. still, the back touch is difficult to use on the vita, so...

They said they are redesigning the PS4 pad so I doubt it will be the same as Dual Shock 3.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:03

Don't they mean dual 4 core CPUs, not 4 dual core CPUs ....

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:05

Might be a quad socket motherboard.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:06

Don't they mean dual 4 core CPUs, not 4 dual core CPUs ....


Knowing Sony they might be going for the more complex four socket option.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:08

Does anyone know if the "Bulldozer" is a laptop/mobile CPU or is it similar to a desktop CPU? (or something else) Although the EuroGamer leak says "Jaguar". Keeping in mind this is apparently devkits.

Hopefully VGleaks keeps to their word and releases their leak today.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:09

Does anyone know if the "Bulldozer" is a laptop/mobile CPU or is it similar to a desktop CPU? (or something else)


It's a desktop class cpu not mobile.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:12

Enough chit chatter, we want pics!!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:14

Enough chit chatter, we want pics!!


If it's anything like the PS3 dev kit it just looks like a VCR. :)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:15

Does anyone know if the "Bulldozer" is a laptop/mobile CPU or is it similar to a desktop CPU? (or something else) Although the EuroGamer leak says "Jaguar". Keeping in mind this is apparently devkits.

Hopefully VGleaks keeps to their word and releases their leak today.

Jaguar is the current rumoured CPU for both consoles, 2nd generation Bobcat processor aimed at low power mobile/tablet devices.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:19

Is this actually true? Or have journalists failed, once again, to research anything before publishing it?