The cat has been let out of the bag and Sony has shown the PlayStation 4 to the world. Okay, so they didn't show the hardware unit itself and there were some glaring omissions from the presentation such as a new Gran Turismo and the price. We do know however that the new console will be launched for this holiday season, so best start saving up.

So what exactly will you be getting for your hard earned money when you buy a PlayStation 4? Let’s take a look at the specifications and find out.

PlayStation 4

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
  • 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
  • GDDR5 8GB
  • Built-in HDD
  • Blu-Ray Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
  • HDMI
  • Analog-AV out
  • Digital Output (optical)

New PlayStation 4New PlayStation 4

 

DUALSHOCK 4

  • 162mm x 52mm x 98mm
  • Approx. 210g
  • PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button
  • Directional buttons (Up / Down / Left / Right)
  • Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
  • R1 / L1 / R2 / L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
  • 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
  • Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
  • Light Bar
  • Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
  • USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
  • Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR
  • Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • DC3.7V (tentative)
  • 1000mAh (tentative)

DualShock 4 ControllerDualShock 4 Controller

 

PlayStation 4 Eye

  • 186mm x 27mm x 27mm
  • 183g
  • 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
  • 1280x800 pixel @ 60fps
  • 640x400 pixel @ 120fps
  • 320x192 pixel @ 240fps
  • RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
  • Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
  • 85° Viewing Angle
  • 4 Channel Microphone Array
  • PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
  • Approx. 2m Cable

PlayStation 4 EyePlayStation 4 Eye

 

Keep in mind that things can change as we approach the release window for the console and it is still a long way away until we see it in retail outlets. You can however expect the PS4 to pack quite a punch in terms of performance as we are really looking at around 6x the performance of the current PlayStation 3. Add to this power increase a much easier platform to develop thanks to the x86 architecture, some immensely fast GDDR5 RAM and a new controller that does in fact seem to offer plenty of new possibilities without breaking the mould too much.

I'm personally looking forward to the launch, but more importantly it is going to be interesting to see what Microsoft has to say about all of this…

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