PS4 specs confirmed – 8-core CPU, 8GB DDR5 RAM, on-die GPU

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The specs for Sony’s PlayStation 4 have finally been revealed. It’ll run on modified PC architecture, moving away from the esoteric CELL processor towards a traditional x86 8-core CPU. The next-gen console packs 8GB DDR5 RAM with 167GB/s bandwidth, and traditional HDD storage rather than a solid state drive.

PS4′s next gen specs revealed

The new hardware’s designed to be easier for developers to work with, and is expected to be similar architecturally to *ahem* rival machines. The graphics processor and CPU are both on the same chip, which is the way PC tech has been heading for the past few years with AMD’s Fusion processors.