PS4 May Use AMD’s Trinity A10 APU

Supposedly, the final devkit has been sent out to developers and several sources are revealing some of the details. The next Playstation, codenamed Orbis, is drawing closer and closer to release. In fact, the source claims that it will be presented to the world right before next years E3. There was also a conference that Sony held that explained and detailed the new hardware. The specifications mentioned include:

Procesor: AMD A10 APU
RAM: 8 or 16GB
Storage: 256GB (HDD or maybe even a SSD)
Blu-ray drive

The plan is “…for it to be able to run 1080p60 games in 3D with “no problem,” to create a machine that’s powerful enough for “today and tomorrow’s market”.” In addition, “…Sony’s aim with Orbis is to avoid problems involved in launching PS3 by creating something “very affordable” but that “isn’t a slouch”.” They also go on to say that the PS4 will feature the same connectivity as the PS3 (HDMI, USB, etc) and that the PS4 will include a revamped user interface that let’s users perform tasks in the background. This includes downloading updates and using the PS button to move quickly out of a game and navigate through the UI or other program.

Back to the processor, the AMD A10 APU, which you can check out here and here, features an AMD HD 7660D. If you check out the games it can play and it’s capabilities, it can play Far Cry 2 and Crysis 2 (extreme settings, not ultra) at 1080p with 60 FPS. However, it could be that AMD has designed a custom A10 processor that comes with a bit of a beefier GPU. Either way, the GPU is sufficient for today’s games and is a nice step up over the PS3’s 7800GTX.