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PS4 only allows 4.5gb RAM and 6 Cores for Game OS

Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Jul 26, 2013.

By GaryOPA on Jul 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    The other 2 Cores and 3.5gb of RAM is for System OS

    Breaking news, the Sony OS is HUGE and eats up a big chunk of that 8gigs of RAM along with 2 cores on the CPU, allowing only a max. of 4.5gb of RAM for Games, with another 1gig that is flexible memory


    As the news broke today that Sony System OS is huge, eating up a ton of resources and large chunk of RAM, just like the XBOX ONE is rumored to be doing, we hear reports on the grapevine that thousands and thousands of Sony fanboys have cancelled their PS4 pre-orders over this very sad news item, that even tho the PlayStation 4 will be shipping with 8gigs of RAM, only 4.5gigs will be Game Usage, the rest is for all that 'sharing', 'social', 'psn', and other features, and that is also going to eat up 2 of your 8 cores leaving only 6 cores for game developers to use to power their next-gen video games.

    So is this shocking news going to change your mind on what next-gen system to buy?

    NEWS SOURCE: DigitalFoundry PS4 System Software Memory (via) EuroGamer


Discussion in 'PlayStation Gaming News' started by GaryOPA, Jul 26, 2013.

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      xPreatorianx Loyal Member

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      Holy shit! Not even Windows 7 takes up that much of the system's resources. WTF are they doing to require THAT MUCH? Must be some pretty innovative shit, or some pretty shitty and unoptimized code.

      I mean the Xbox one has a bit of an excuse. It has multiple OS. So it is of course going to require a bit more resources considering the system is running three OS in tandem.

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