PS4 developer console powered by AMD

PlayStation 4 dev kits are doing the rounds, apparently powered by AMD chips

November 2, 2012
PS4 console

Another iteration of a Playstation 4 development kit has been sent out to developers, according to VG247’s sources.

The dev kit, currently referred to as “Orbis”, is said to be housed in a normal PC case.

The kit is reportedly based on AMD’s A10 APU series, which is a combined CPU and GPU, and is “derivative” of existing A10 hardware.

The “ultimate goal” for the hardware is for it to be able to run 1080p games at 60-frames per second in 3D with “no problem.”

The dev kits have either 8Gb or 16Gb of RAM, as well as the console sticking with Blu-ray.

In terms of the interface, a new addition is said to be the ability to press the PS button mid-game, and access the PS store to buy DLC, then seamlessly returning to your game.

Sources also said that this is the second dev kit that has been sent out, with a third iteration to go out in January, which is expected to be close to final spec.

Orbis is expected to be announced at an event “just before E3″ next year.

Source: VG247

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