Inside the next-gen PlayStation console, the Orbis

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Rumors are inevitable when it comes to predicting what’s going to be featured in the next-gen consoles for both the PlayStation 4 (Orbis) and Xbox 720 (Durango). In the latest news, a trusted source has told Digital Foundry that the next-gen consoles will both feature eight-core CPUs clocked at 1.6GHz. It has also been told that AMD’s Jaguar technology will be the foundation for both the processors. Even though these low-power processor cores are used for entry-level laptops and tablets, the next-gen consoles will get customized ones that will double the core count.

According to the report, the Orbis will utilize a Radeon HD graphics chip at 850MHz and will feature 20 “Graphics Core Next” compute units, 1.84 teraflops metric, “secret sauce” compute module, a CPU component as little as 75-80mm2, 4GB of GDDR5 ultra-fast RAM, and 512MB RAM reserved for the operating system.

Other than the Durango having the eight-core CPUs (like the Orbis), it is rumored that it will have an 8GB of DDR3 compared to the Orbis’ 4GB of GDDR5.

I, for one, can’t wait to see how the next-gen consoles will perform. As E3 2013 gets closer, you can bet there’ll be more news about the Durango and Orbis.

John “Spartan” Nguyen

John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.

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