Sony PS4 Dev Kit FCC Filing: Extra Ports, 2.75GHz Max Clock Speed
Sony's PS4 development kit https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=435177&fcc_id=AK8DUTD1000 shows off extra ports alongside a 2.75GHz max clock speed with details below.
To quote from Engadget (linked above): "Sony proudly showed off its PlayStation 4 hardware for the first time at E3, and now we're getting a peek at what developers are working with this generation thanks to the FCC.
The DUH-D1000AA prototype Development Kit for PS4 is listed in these documents, tested for its Bluetooth and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi radios. As one would expect, the diagrams show it eschews the sleek design of the consumer model for extra cooling, a shape made for rack mounts plus extra indicator lights and ports.
Also of note is a "max clock speed" listing of 2.75GHz, and although we don't know how fast the game system will run by default, it's interesting to hear what that 8-core AMD Jaguar silicon may be capable of while maintaining a temperature between 5 and 35 degrees celsius.
Hit the link above to check out the documents for yourself, after seeing this and the system's controller become a part of the FCC's database all we're left waiting for is Mark Cerny's baby."
We can only hope, but everything was pointing to it being a measly 1.6GHz due to it requiring ~60% more TDP to reach 2GHz according to Anandtech, which is about as reputable as any source gets. I wish they would come up with a design that would allow consoles offload their work to a PC, so those of us who want insane resolutions and filtering while maintaining 60fps (or higher) can get precisely that. I dunno about the rest of you but my monitor resolution is 2560x1440 which is pretty standard for a 27" IPS or PLS monitor.
Sony PlayStation 4 Development Unit / PS4 Dev Kit is Unveiled
Recently we reported on a Sony DUH-D1000AA PS4 Dev Kit FCC filing, and now Gizmodo (linked above) has made available a picture of what a PlayStation 4 development unit looks like.
Below are the details, to quote: "The cat may already be out of the bag, but for many months we didn't know what the PS4 looked like.
Now, we know what the retail version will look, but what about the developer box Sony hid during the big reveal and on Jimmy Fallon? Well, here's an exclusive image we've acquired of some developer boxes that were used at E3.
Like any PC you'd build yourself, the guts are what actually matter and in the case of game consoles, the developer units typically just hide final console design. They're never really that attractive, which is the exact opposite of what we'll be seeing this holiday season."