PS4 NOR Flash Dump MX25L25635FMI-10G for CXD90025G Arrives

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11w ago - Following up on the previous PS4 Macronix MX25L25635FMI-10G and MX25L1006E NOR Flash dumps, today Sony PlayStation 4 hacker cfw prophet has made available a PS4 NOR Dump 1.06 (without MAC Address & Console-ID) serial flash MX25L25635FMI-10G for CXD90025G dump with some analysis details below.

Download: ps4nordmp_1.06_without_Mac-Serial.rar (27.59 MB)

To quote: Subject: Dump of serial flash MX25L25635FMI-10G for CXD90025G

Reference file: PS4 NOR Dump 1.06 (without MAC Address & Console-ID)

Notes:

Size: 0x2000000 filesize / 0x1D40000 datasize
Statistics: 2.64-2.66% 00's / 11.83% FF's / < 0.38% rest
Entropy: 6.96569 (87.0711%) - 7.52856 (94.107%)
Redundancy: 12.9289% - 5.893%
A. Mean: 131072
StdDev: 454103 - 245647
Strings: Flash-Main/strings
Observation:


 

Video: PlayStation 4 Teardown Details What's Inside Sony's PS4 Console

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23w ago - Today WIRED shared pictures and a video of a PlayStation 4 teardown detailing exactly what's inside Sony's next-generation PS4 console below.

To quote: TOKYO - Inside Sony headquarters, at the heart of Tokyo's Shinagawa district, Yasuhiro Ootori is about to reveal something that almost no one outside the Japanese tech giant has ever seen: the inside of a PlayStation 4.

It's the middle of October, four weeks before the new game console is due to reach stores in the U.S. and Canada, and Ootori - director of the mechanical engineering team in charge of the PS4 - is surrounded by a phalanx of other Sony engineers, several PR handlers, two journalists, and six guys set to capture the moment on video. Not to mention the interpreter who will instantly translate his commentary into English.

The video producer slaps his hands in front of the two cameras - an imitation of an old movie clapboard - and the Sony man spends the next hour and half taking the console apart, piece by sacred piece. He even wears white gloves. It's the world's first PlayStation 4 teardown.
 

Video: Hands-on with the PlayStation 4 Console Out the PS4 Box

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37w ago - PlayStation Access TV Deputy Editor Rob Pearson shared a hands-on peek at the PlayStation 4 console out of the PS4 box below today!

To quote: Greetings! As anticipation for this year's PS4 launch bubbles into a froth of frenzied excitement, we know a few of you will be asking stuff like 'but just how big is the damn thing? Will it fit snugly under my television? Can I stand it up? How many USB ports does it have?'

That's why we've taken PlayStation 4 out from behind its Perspex curtain and thrust it into the capable hands of PlayStation Access Community Manager, Hollie Bennett, who in our latest video gives you a close-up look at the gorgeous new console from every possible angle.

There's also a look at the swanky PlayStation Camera, so check out the video for a first-hand glimpse and what you'll be taking home with you later in 2013.





While you're at it, why not check out the rest of the PlayStation Access YouTube channel? We've got loads of PS4 video content for you to chew on. Enjoy!
 

Sony PS4 Retail Console Passes Through FCC, Details Available

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38w ago - Following up on Sony's PS4 Dev Kit FCC filing, today the Retail PlayStation 4 counterpart has also passed through the FCC with details below.

From Engadget (linked above), to quote: "Sony's PS4 dev kit passed by the FCC roughly a week ago, and now its consumer-oriented counterpart has passed through Uncle Sam's offices.

Not only do the federal documents show the consoles' polished exterior, but they once again note a "max clock frequency" of 2.75GHz, teasing just what kind of horsepower sits inside the black parallelogram.

Though there isn't much more to note in the agency's files, a duo of system labels marked with "Made in China" and "Made in Japan" hint that Hirai and Co. will be manufacturing the hardware in both those territories.

Mark Cerny's wunderconsole won't be hitting store shelves until later this year, but it already has the appropriate paperwork to make the trip stateside."

Finally, according to IGN the system will only consume enough power to generate a temperature between 5 degrees...
 

Sony to Ditch Cell Processor for PlayStation 4 (PS4) Console?

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111w ago - Following up on our previous article, today Kotaku (linked above) reports that according to inside sources Sony may be ditching the Cell Processor for the PlayStation 4 console.

Below are the details, to quote: "The PlayStation 4 will not use Sony's Cell processor nor any possible successor to the vaunted chipset that was introduced to the world through the PlayStation 3, gaming industry sources tell Kotaku.

What we're hearing from sources follow a Forbes rumor last week that chip-maker AMD would make the graphics chip for a PS4, a shift from the PS3's use of a graphics chip from AMD rival Nvidia.

The abandonment of the Cell architecture would thrill the many game developers who have struggled with the complex chipset, but it could also be viewed as the admission of a mistake.

Cell was the pet project of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, who dreamed that the chip- a "Power Processing Element" married to eight "Synergistic Processing Elements"- would make the PS3 the most impressive gaming console ever. He spoke of a home equipped with multiple devices that were powered by Cell, all of them linking to each other to increase the computational power driving any...
 







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