The rumor still rocking gaming’s web claiming that PS4 is PS Orbis, and will feature used game-blocking technology and won’t be backwards compatible with PS3 is apparently true. Furthermore, sources have confirmed to IGN the specs revealed in the Kotaku rumor.
PS Orbis in truth includes AMD’s A8-3850 APU and a Radeon HD 7670 GPU, however the technology is being “custom tooled for the console” therefore “exact specs may vary.”
According to the source, 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″, a DirectX 11 card that’s “clocked to 1GHz with up to 1GB of dedicated VRAM.”
“Onboard the A8-3850 is an HD 6550D, which makes the APU capable of running games at baseline specs and lower resolutions without the help of a discrete GPU. When the APU is paired with the HD 7670, however, Sony will be able to utilize an asymmetrical CrossFire configuration to share the load of realtime graphics processing,” said the source.
Developers are likely to receive the final configuration this August, so they’ll have enough time to prepare games for launch.