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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?
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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