PS4 specs 'go toe-to-toe' with Xbox 720
5th Apr 2012 | 09:10
The PlayStation 4 will utilise effectively the exact same graphics chip as Microsoft's next Xbox, a fresh report claims.
IGN sources indicate that the next PlayStation, rumoured to be called 'Orbis', will sport custom chips based on AMD's A8-3850 APU and Radeon HD 7670 GPU, offering the combined performance of both integrated and discrete graphics processors.
The HD 7670 is a DirectX 11-enabled card clocked to 1GHz with up to 1GB of dedicated VRAM.
More importantly, it sports identical specs to the HD 6670 - the card reportedly set to be included in the next Xbox, meaning the two next-gen consoles could potentially meet toe-to-toe in visual terms.
Select studios have reportedly been receiving PS4 dev kits since the beginning of the year, with more finalised units set to arrive towards the end of 2012.
Forbes also claimed in February that Sony's next-gen console will use a graphics chip provided by AMD, ditching current provider Nvidia in the process.
Around the same time, US PlayStation boss Jack Tretton played down the chances of Sony launching PS4 any time soon.