• PS3 Hacks , 26.09.2013

    Sony SVP gives new information related to PS4. He states that PS4 is much quieter than PS3, and the power consumption varies from game to game.  He also goes into some detail about a secondary low power chip that can activate PS3 for automatic updates and downloading via PSN app.

     

    Here’s a summary of the most relevant points:

    • While being always online is not necessary, a network connection is important to fully enjoy the features of the PS4.
    • The PS4 will initially act as a stand-alone web server for the PlayStation App. In the future there’s the possibility of this to be expanded through the cloud, with the PS4 and PlayStation App interacting through the cloud, allowing cooperative play between multiple players.
    • The secondary chip for ultra-low power operation will mostly activate at night from 1 to 4 AM and download any required update automatically. It will also activate when software is purchased through external means like the PlayStation App.
    • Power consumption will vary greatly depending on the performance of the game played.
    • The noise level of the console during operation is generally much lower than it was on the PS3.
    • The PS4′s cooling fan has a low noise level and stepless speed control (meaning that it will increase its speed to match heat smoothly and not in sudden steps like the one on the PS3).
    • Since the Blu-Ray player is 6x instead of 2x (like the one on the PS3 was), the spinning noise is actually louder. Ito-san feels it’s not annoyingly louder and it will be countered by caching data on the hard disk drive. It’ll be mostly audible during the initial spin-up.
    • The Audio/Video performance (for movies and music) of the PS4 will target PS3 levels at launch, but will be improved through updates, for instance with the addition of 4K, as Sony is also an Audio/Video company.
    • The theme of the PS4 is “Personalization”, meaning that it will offer an experience tailored to each individual.

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  • 10 Comments

    1. Prince Valiant
      09-26-2013
      11:49 AM
      1

      It's a shame they don't come out and tell you minimum and maximum wattage and the decibel level of the fan running at 30/60/100%.

    2. FaxiY
      09-26-2013
      01:55 PM
      2

      I really want to know how hot the CPU/GPU gets while playing games like Watch Dogs or Killzone SF (not those monopoly games etc :D)

    3. republicano
      09-26-2013
      06:06 PM
      3

      you will need to use a kill o watt to find out, im sure it will still get up to 60degrees being in that box but since its in one die? it heat dissipation should be more efficient ,
      hopefully they will use better thermal paste, non of that sticky white stuff.

    4. Solotime
      09-26-2013
      06:57 PM
      4

      Originally Posted by republicano
      you will need to use a kill o watt to find out, im sure it will still get up to 60degrees being in that box but since its in one die? it heat dissipation should be more efficient ,
      hopefully they will use better thermal paste, non of that sticky white stuff.
      Damn those Chinese need to be more careful....

    5. bromhexine
      09-26-2013
      07:53 PM
      5

      i thought it was the japanese who used the sticky white stuff

    6. DOMICH
      09-27-2013
      05:01 AM
      6

      Great, less noise, more owerheating :/

    7. Solotime
      09-27-2013
      05:29 PM
      7

      Originally Posted by bromhexine
      i thought it was the japanese who used the sticky white stuff
      Na, they don't even get to do them, errrr,wait I mean make your ps3.
      It's all china who made them. They will be changing over to Brazil (Or did by now)

    8. Aphromite
      09-27-2013
      08:45 PM
      8

      So the console makes less noise, but the BR makes more? CFW means I haven't noticed the noise of my PS3 in years, I only ever notice it when playing from disc.

      Sigh, it cant be any worse than the noise of my launch 360. If I set it up at Heathrow, I'd have trouble hearing the planes.

    9. bromhexine
      09-28-2013
      03:35 AM
      9

      if only there was a way to use that extra heat to power something

    10. Joecatshoe
      09-28-2013
      11:29 AM
      10

      The Audio/Video performance (for movies and music) of the PS4 will target PS3 levels at launch, but will be improved through updates, for instance with the addition of 4K, as Sony is also an Audio/Video company.
      So in other words: The Audio/Video performance of the PS4 will be ****.