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dEvAnGeL
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(04-11-2013, 08:16 PM)
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seems about the right amount IMO

according to a PlayStation 4 developer PS4Daily spoke to, they have access to “only” 7 GB of RAM. The remaining 1 GB is reserved for the operating system and background tasks

http://ps4daily.com/2013/04/playstat...pers-7-gb-ram/
Metalmurphy
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(04-11-2013, 08:16 PM)
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1GB for the OS is pretty reasonable. Was expecting they they could work with much less though.
Napalm_Frank
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
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Good amount and expected. They upped the OS ram from 0,5gb to 1gb so that will make it more future proof too.
Always-honest
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
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Unified minus one
sunnz
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
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Such an incredible amount, compared to the ps3 and such.
water1111
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.
Live Free or Die
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
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soooo good.
Wario64
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
whos ps4daily
Reiko
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(04-11-2013, 08:17 PM)
I hope the other guys take note. Multiplats will be terribly skewed.
miked808
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Can't wait to see what they can do with it!
SimpleGamer
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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I hope this is true!
gofreak
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Makes sense. The rumoured amount for OS consumption when 4GB was in the system was 512MB. I'm actually a little surprised they 'only' increased the OS reserve linearly with the bump to 8GB.
H_Prestige
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)

Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

Not everything is windows dude.
Metalmurphy
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

You think 1GB isn't enough?
Impeccable
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

... right.

Anyways, seems about 'right'.
Napalm_Frank
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

You must be joking.
Foshy
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

whos ps4daily

probably the same guys as wiiudaily

Their forums are named wiiuforums and ps4forums, respectively
Last edited by Foshy; 04-11-2013 at 08:20 PM.
Nafai1123
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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dEvAnGeL
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

1GB for the OS is pretty reasonable. Was expecting they they could work with much less though.

i believe the footprint of the ps4 OS will get smaller with updates and optimizations the same way as ps3/360 did
i-Lo
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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So the desire for it to be 512MB goes unrequited.

Oh well, let's hope that the devs don't run into bottlenecks at launch because of it. Still, I guess it's better than 2GB being reserved.
CrunchinJelly
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

whos ps4daily

You mean you're not one of their 86 Facebook followers?
Shaanyboi
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(04-11-2013, 08:18 PM)
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Holy crap, I was expecting 4 or 5
trmas
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
Not everything is a MS operating system
Derrick01
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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It's about what I expected. The leaks said 512 I think but I doubt that was taking some features into account like the constant video recording. 1GB is reasonable.
Cornbread78
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Reiko

I hope the other guys take note. Multiplats will be terribly skewed.

We better nto see too many direct ports with dumbed down processing and the devs take advantage of the extra Ram in PS4.....
damaph
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
Sounds good.
Azull
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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I am definitely buying a PS4 but man do I ever hope the nextbox has something close to this amount of RAM, cause if it doesn't none of it will matter with multi-platforms =\.
gofreak
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

Vita is faaassst, fastest games system OS I've used by far, and uses a quarter of the RAM.
spwolf
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
crapload of RAM.

it is something completely new in gaming world so we will see what happens with it.
enzo_gt
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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1GB for OS sounds like a good idea. All the streaming/video recording/share functionality is handled by a separate processor and RAM pool right?
Dusky
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

whos ps4daily

.
BadAss2961
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(04-11-2013, 08:19 PM)
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That's a lot of fast RAM to play with.
Rapstah
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(04-11-2013, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by CrunchinJelly

You mean you're not one of their 86 Facebook followers?

x86, sounds legit.
Toki767
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(04-11-2013, 08:20 PM)
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All I'd like to do really in terms of using the system OS while playing a game is being able to change system settings on the fly. I hate how the PS3 asks you to quit a game to change the smallest thing like connecting a bluetooth headset. 1GB of RAM sounds like more than enough for the basics.
Joe Shlabotnik
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(04-11-2013, 08:20 PM)
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RAM BAAATHH!

spwolf
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(04-11-2013, 08:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Derrick01

It's about what I expected. The leaks said 512 I think but I doubt that was taking some features into account like the constant video recording. 1GB is reasonable.

ps3 can do constant video recording with 50 MB.
dragonflys545
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(04-11-2013, 08:20 PM)
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HnnnnnnnnnnG I exploded!
Lagspike_exe
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(04-11-2013, 08:21 PM)
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If the OS is taking is 512 MB, reserving an extra 512 MB in order to make it upgradable and future proof is quite smart. They won't get in another situation where features like CGC can not be implemented due to lack of free RAM.
oVerde
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Nafai1123

BigRedDemonScreaming.jpg

What was that?

OT: Good to know! But I don't get why console OS' are so heavy on memory (considering Durango rumors too).
Sorral
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by i-Lo

So the desire for it to be 512MB goes unrequited.

Oh well, let's hope that the devs don't run into bottlenecks at launch because of it. Still, I guess it's better than 2GB being reserved.

They probably don't want to run into slowdowns and bottlenecks in the future if they ever decide to add things to the OS (as they do a lot).

Reserve 1GB now instead of 512MB and make all the games with the same amount of RAM 7GB-Game/1GB-OS unlike how the PS3 started off this generation. Some of the early games on the PS3 don't have in-game OS if I go turn them on because of this.
Miles Quaritch
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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I love how some just can't contain their hatred towards MS. Any opportunity, eh?

Anyway, this is very good news. Suggests some level of future proofing too. My one hope is they fix the Store. It's a terrible, laggy PoS in its current form.
Bowler
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Almost a gig to run the chip to stream games to the vita? I can dig it
luffeN
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Even if this is just a lie and there was no dev talking to them about it, it is still a reasonable guess in my eyes.
i-Lo
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lagspike_exe

If the OS is taking is 512 MB, reserving an extra 512 MB in order to make it upgradable and future proof is quite smart. They won't get in another situation where features like CGC can not be implemented due to lack of free RAM.

Perhaps they should have reserved another gig or two, you know, just to be on the safe side against their competition.
SimpleGamer
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

What?
gofreak
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(04-11-2013, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Derrick01

It's about what I expected. The leaks said 512 I think but I doubt that was taking some features into account like the constant video recording.

512MB was taking into account a total of 4GB ;) A bump to 8GB sort of does imply a bump in the OS reserve to 1GB, at least. Might as well.
Crimson_Gold
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(04-11-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by water1111

We going to get clunky and slow OS again aren't we.

No. We are going to get a fast and responsive one. Have you used the Vita?
XtremeXpider
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(04-11-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by trmas

Not everything is a MS operating system

Lol... Do you know how many memory is reserved in Xbox 360?
Last edited by XtremeXpider; 04-11-2013 at 08:25 PM.
Akainu
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(04-11-2013, 08:23 PM)
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7GB of GDDR5 doesn't sound as good as 8GB of GDDR5. :/
shinobi602
(04-11-2013, 08:23 PM)
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Goddamn, what a monster.

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