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Video: PS4 AMD Jaguar CPU 1.8Ghz Rumors, Motherboard Components

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48w ago - Below is a video derived from [Register or Login to view links] PDF file (via PC Watch) with details from [Register or Login to view links] on the rumored PS4 AMD Jaguar CPU 1.8Ghz and two disabled GPU compute units alongside the PlayStation 4 motherboard components explained.

To quote: PlayStation 4 - AMD Jaguar CPU 1.8GHZ - PS4 Rumor and Two Disabled Compute Units

The PlayStation 4's AMD Jaguar CPU clock speed has yet to be officially confirmed by Sony, but there is recent evidence and rumors to suggest that the CPU is running at 1.8GHZ. Previously, based on comments from various developers and speculation we'd guessed the PS4′s CPU was running at 1.6GHZ. Remember that the AMD Jaguar is designed to run up to 2GHZ, so the 1.8GHZ is right in the Jaguar's range.




Microsoft had up clocked the Xbox One's CPU to 1.75GHZ, and so we assumed the X1 had the CPU advantage - but if these recent rumors prove to be correct, the PS4 will have the X1 beat. Lower clock frequencies require less power and output less heat, and due to the APU of the PS4 already being fairly large, we weren't sure if Sony...
 

Rumor: PlayStation 4 (PS4) Developer Kits Shipping, AMD A10 Based

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102w ago - Following up on the previous PlayStation 4 rumors, today VG247 (linked above) reports that Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) developer kits are now shipping and utilize the AMD A10 series as a base.

Below are the details, to quote: "Developers are currently taking receipt of a new PlayStation 4 dev kit, VG247 has been told today, with a final version slated to appear in January. Yes, it'll have Blu-ray. No, it isn't being made in Japan.

Multiple sources have confirmed to VG247 today that a new version of the Orbis kit is now shipping to developers, and that it's housed in a normal PC case.

There are to be four versions of the dev kit, we were told. A previous version was essentially just a graphics card. The version shipping now is a "modified PC," and the third version, appearing in January, will be close to final spec. A final version will be delivered to developers "next summer".

Some US developers attended a "disclosure meeting" at Sony's offices this week, with a further meeting to take place in the coming weeks. The purpose of the meeting is for Sony to tell studios what the machine is designed to do, to detail hardware and to show a set of presentations.
 

Sony PS4 Console in Development, AMD Building Graphics Tech?

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139w ago - A few months back Sony stated that PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive with rival next-generation consoles, and today [Register or Login to view links] reports that PS4 is in development with AMD rumored to be building the system's graphics technology.

To quote: "Sony is working on an as-yet-unannounced new gaming console, former AMD employees say, and the processor designer may play a key role in the new product.

AMD's graphics technology is already used in Microsoft's XBox 360 console. However, Sony's PlayStation 3 - introduced in 2006 - relies on graphics technology from Nvidia.

AMD declined to comment on the project. Sony Chief Transformation Officer George Bailey also declined to discuss Sony's new console, or even acknowledge its existence.

However, at AMD's analyst day last month, AMD Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert identified gaming as one of several trends that will drive revenue growth at AMD in 2012."


 

New Gigabyte AMD 333 PC Motherboards Are Detailed

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255w ago - Gigabyte is [Register or Login to view links] three new PC motherboards for the latest AMD platform, featuring '333' onboard acceleration.

As it was said, the new tech consists of the latest connectivity: USB 3.0, SATA III (6Gbps). The other '3' is for the fact the motherboard can supply up to three times the rated power of a standard USB port.

To quote: Gigabyte has now put online the complete specifications about these three upcoming motherboards. Despite them resembling the MA790FXT-UD5P, the MA790XT-UD4P and the MA770T-UD3P, one may notice many new features.

First of all, on the high-end model, there are now three PCI-E x16 slots instead of only two, so three videocards can now be set in CrossfireX, running in x16, x8, x8 mode. Having only two PCI-E x16 slots is a big disadvantage to the MA790FXT-UD5P when looking at boards like the MSI 790FX-GD70 having four of them, so this is great.

The next feature is 'Precision OV', which stands for OverVoltage. This means all three motherboards are equipped with a hardware voltage control chip, bringing three main advantages:

• Provides more voltage control options for CPU, NB & memory than before
• HW linear real time voltage control,...
 

AMD Announces Games For Change (G4C) Toolkit is Available

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299w ago - AMD has announced a new kit dubbed 'Let the Games Begin' that aims to encourage people to create games related to issues such as the environment and health.

The kit is available for free from [Register or Login to view links].

Those who don't wish to download the sizeable 1.5GB kit can check out an online version of it from [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: So you want to make a game for change? Congratulations and welcome!

You're entering relatively uncharted waters, so we've created this Toolkit to help you map out the journey from here to there. The Toolkit is not a technical manual for making a game but provides an overview of the game-making process and guides you through key areas- what questions you need to ask, what decisions you need to make.

Creating a game is a collaborative process, and you'll likely want to partner with an experienced game designer early on. This Toolkit provides you the information to start the conversation, both within your organization and with your outside partners.

Good luck on your journey, and let us know (Contactg4c@gamesforchange.org) how we can help.

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