Multi APU PS4?
This is just my speculation, but according to recent price listings for AMD Trinity K10 APUs. What if Sony put 4 of them in the PS4? They cost about $131 at retail. No clue on production, but likely $110 or even less for Sony to buy in bulk I assume. Making the price cost around $440-524 without anything else in the system. Still this is a guesstimate with price, but honestly that looks to be within reason to sell at $499-599 price range considering they sell at a loss like always, but it won't be as bad this time around with no super expensive disc format.
Since AMD K10 Trinity does about 736 Gigaflops per APU.
If they go with 4 AMD Trinity A10 APUs = 2.94 Tflops with 16 CPU cores.
If they go with 3 AMD Trinity A10 APUs = 2.21 Tflops with 12 CPU cores.
Say they go with AMD K10 Kaveri APUs. Which aim for 1 Tflop. Said to be slightly better than AMD 7750 performance. Lets go with bottomline with AMD 7750 itself with 819 Gigaflops. There is also a version of AMD 7750 with 920 Gigaflops. So here is what I come up with as the bottom line numbers for Kaveri if its just equal to the 2 variants of the AMD 7750. The Multi APU setup seems like a reasonable way to go honestly.
If they go with 4 AMD Kaveri A10 APUs = Between 3.28-3.68 Tflops with 16 CPU cores
If they go with 3 AMD Kaveri A10 APUs = Between 2.46-2.76 Tflops with 12 CPU cores
Last edited by DeadFire87; 12-01-2012 at 11:01 PM.
Honestly, I don't think we'll see a $500 to $600 system because in this economy, it will likely not sell well at all.
The 3DS didn't sell at its original price as consumers deemed it too high, the Vita didn't sell well either and even though sales are better now that Sony and retailers are bundling in software, many people still think the price is too high.
Regardless of the technology in it, at $500 for a new system people will just stick with their 360s and PS3s. Technology is no longer king anymore, but price is. You could make the best system possible but the average consumer isn't going near it for $500 and if Microsoft prices lower, even with inferior technology, that's where everyone will go. I don't think Sony can afford to sell at a loss either... the company isn't doing that great overall.
Stupid, Microstutter...more complicated chipset
just a 5800K apu with 7850 probably
I think the Wii U is at the top price level of what people can/will pay in this economy. At least for a base model. I personally won't go over $400, unless it's got just an unbelieveable exclusive at launch.
I disagree. How many people bought iPad 2 at $800 dollars?
Originally Posted by DarksideSnake
$500/$400 SKUs for both consoles at launch. Likely $500-650+ Production cost for both of them.
Honestly 2 Kaveri APUs in a PS4 doesn't sound bad really. 8 cores, 16 threads.
If Kaveri has 8000 IGP measures out to AMD 7750 at 920 Gigaflops. If you take that and double it you match the early hardware rumors of 1.840 Gigaflops. Likely with another GPU say 7970M on the side. You could push 4K gaming on the console as well at 30 fps when and if needed with that hardware at it could run together up to 4 Tflops. Much of the reason why both Sony and Microsoft have patents with adding in that extra GPU. They have a system that can do 1080 fine, but extra GPU can be put to use if the workload tips over what the single GPU does.
Do you want futureproof consoles or not. That is the question.
Last edited by DeadFire87; 01-08-2013 at 10:50 PM.