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PS4 hardware specifications in full: Blu-ray, USB 3.0 confirmed

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PS4's hardware specifications have been revealed in full.

Sony's next console, described by the firm as a "supercharged PC", will offer an 8-core, x86-64 AMD 'Jaguar' CPU.

PS4 reveal: New PlayStation 4 console controller

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PlayStation 4 console controller



The graphics engine will be based on AMD's next-generation Radeon hardware, running at 1.84 TFLOPS.

RAM, meanwhile, comes in at a developer-pleasing GDDR5 8GB.

It is also confirmed to feature a built-in hard drive and an optical drive that reads 6-speed Blu-ray and 8-speed DVD discs.

Elsewhere, it will feature a "super speed" USB 3.0 port, wired and wireless internet connectivity, and outputs in HDMI, analogue AV and optical audio.


Earlier today Sony confirmed that the PS4 won't require an always-on internet connection and that it will not block used games.

Revealed by Sony last night (February 20), the PS4 has been compared to a "supercharged PC". It features an x86 CPU, enhanced PC GPU and 8GB RAM.

New first-party games include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second Son and DriveClub.

The specifications in full:

Main Processor: Single-chip custom processor
CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeonâ„¢ based graphics engine
Memory: GDDR5 8GB
Hard Disk Drive Built-in
Optical Drive (read only): BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
I/O Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0)
Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
AV output HDMI
Analog-AV out
Digital Output (optical)

Gallery - view the first images of PS4's controller and camera:

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