PS4 rumoured to use same graphics card as next Xbox - Report

IGN is reporting that Sony's next console will use AMD's A8-3850 APU and an HD 7670 GPU.

Sony's next-generation console, reportedly codenamed Orbis, is rumoured to have the same graphics processing power as the next Xbox.

Will the PS4 be graphically aligned to the next Xbox?

According to a report on IGN citing anonymous sources, the PlayStation 4 is rumoured to utilise custom chips based on AMD's A8-3850 APU and the Radeon HD 7670 GPU.

The report states that the HD 7670, a DirectX 11-enabled card clocked to 1GHz with up to 1GB of dedicated VRAM, is a "re-branded" version of the HD 6670 with identical specifications that will work together with the APU (the A8-3850 has a quad-core 2.9GHz processor with an integrated graphics chip).

According to IGN, the HD 6670 is the same card that will reportedly be used in the next Xbox console; if true, this would mean that Sony's next-gen console would be graphically identical to Microsoft's next-gen effort.

Whether this will help cross-platform development remains to be seen; IGN's sources say Sony will "custom tool" the chipsets mentioned above for the PS4 ahead of the console's launch.

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