182w ago - According to Dutch site PS3Clan.nl (linked above), Sony is rumored to have selected IBM's Power7 CPU for their next-generation console tentatively called the PlayStation 4.
Below are a few fan-made concept pictures of what the PS4 could look like when it allegedly debuts in 2012, as well as a rough translation which states "it is a rumor, and not confirmed by Sony."
To quote: "After earlier reports about the new GPU for PlayStation 4 Sony is now told that the IBM Power CPU 7 has selected the next generation console the PlayStation 4.
"We can officially reveal in this world exclusive that SCEI has officially chosen IBM's currently in development POWER7 architecture for it's PlayStation 4 system, currently scheduled for a 2012 worldwide release.
IBM shall debut POWER7 for the server market in the summer of 2010. The PlayStation 4 shall use a cost effective version of the architecture custom designed for Sony's specific needs.
The only information FGNOnline currently has available regarding specifications and performance is that the PS4 implementation of the chip shall use 6-8 cores, 24-32MB shared L3 Cache, Quad threading per core, and a double precision performance approaching 200GFLOPS.
The CELL chip which powers the PS3 is capable of 15 double precision GFLOPS. The CELL chip which powers the PS3 is capable of 15 GFLOPS double precision. This would give the PS4 a performance leap of over 10 fold over it's predecessor.
Interestingly, the primary reason IBM cancelled development on the CELL based PoweXcell 8i is because of SCEI's change of stance. The company wanted to move away from the exotic architecture employed for the PS3 to a more traditional architecture favored by third party developers.
As displayed by it's choice of processors, the server based POWER7 and the TBDR based PowerVR 6, SCEI once again has sights set for performance leadership in the next round."
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Ok, it isnt. I personally love backups because i don't have a game rental service here and it costs a fortune to get a single game. You guys just keep thinking it doesn't have any possibly good points because it can't possibly have any. Take a poll of ps3/360 in my country and you will see the ps3 is hard to find. Not that the 360 owners don't buy games, cause they do.
On your 2nd point they wouldn't allow an open source console, its the same mindset that allows you to make that argument that would prevent them from doing so. (=/= linux )
Ah well. Everyone makes spelling mistakes from time to time. I am pretty good at catching mine and learning from them. But I would suggest using a program like Fire Fox web browser, or open office, to catch your basic mistakes.
P.S.: My biggest problem is grammar.
I hope you know I was just yanking your chain. I mess up with my English sometimes too lol. My rule is, If it's for school or work make sure it's proper. if it's Internet chat then talk like you're.... (Insert word that can not be considered racist here).
And Semitope, a hacked console isn't good for anyone. I personally hate piracy because it doesn't matter how rich a person is, if they are selling it for money and want something for their work they deserve it. And don't say that homebrew should be allowed. Because I bet you 1000 to 1 that if no one would pirate with a open source console, then they would allow it.
I already posted that it would be in keeping with past releases if it came out in 2012 but really we should all wait to see what 2011/2012 is like. We are still a ways off and opinions and situations might change. Sony does need to get a head start on it though so the situation is not repeated next gen. Development has to start NOW and they might feel the pressure to go as far as being ready for an early release.