Another new MacPro: the PS4 for 399 what do you think?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by blanka, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. blanka macrumors 68000

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    The new Playstation 4 is basically a generic X86 PC.

    8 core X86 CPU
    Radeon HD7870 equivalent GPU
    Better balance between CPU and GPU speed than the Mini's
    8Gb RAM
    Gigabit ethernet
    Blu-Ray drive
    4K video support over standard HDMI cables (no fancy TB displays required)
    Probably an internal SATA 6 connector, not sure yet

    So this means it will probably be faster than an i5 iMac with Geforce GTX680MX, for only 399!
    I see the new Mac Pro on my desk, and it looks a lot like a PS4.
    Nice cubist black instead of girly-curves.
    We have a winner!
     
  2. Colpeas macrumors 6502

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    Wait, seriously? You are comparing Pro workstation with a gaming console... Besides, I don't see how you gonna run OSX or *any* computer OS on a Playstation.

    On occasions like this I really miss the downvote button..
     
  3. James Bond macrumors member

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  4. WAM2 macrumors 6502a

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    I just. I don't even know anymore.


    The boot loader and hardware is so locked down, you will never get an OS like OS X or Windows on it, maybe linux at best.
     
  5. James Bond macrumors member

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  6. garnerx macrumors 6502

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  7. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    You smoking some good curachas there.
     
  8. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Sony may announce Linux for PS4.

    Nothing yet, though...
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I'd take a wager that isn't going to happen.
     

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