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Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans could include blazing-fast 3D stacked RAM

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Warning: the following article contains intense speculations which may or may not anger the fanboy/girl within you.

It’s a little early, give or take five years, to be predicting what RAM will be inside the PlayStation 5. But one site says it could be ultra-fast ReRAM, otherwise knowns as RRAM, resistive RAM or most interestingly, 3D stacked RAM. Insiderp speculates that Sony will team up with chip-makers Micron to add RRAM to the quite-obviously-will-be-made-one-day PlayStation 5. The PS4 uses 8GB GDDR5 as well as 256MB DDR3 RAM for background tasks.

The source site says a whole lot more about Microsoft, Sony, and the end of the console wars.

According to them, it expects Sony share prices to eventually rocket to 50 (it’s currently on 17.42), for the PS4 to expand into China and India (where the latter is priced at over US$1700) over the next decade and for the PS3 to discontinue production with 1-2 years.

With the PS3 discontinued, Sony could essentially give these factories over to Micron so that it could create the PS5′s RRAM with the last-generation CELL fabricators. The site also says how this could produce a knock-back effect, creating cheaper RAM and in turn, allowing Sony to pour more money into the production of  next-generation GPUs and CPUs. Insiderp reckons that the PS5 will release within the next 5 years, which is a fairly good guess, considering that the gap between PS3 and PS4 was six years.

Crazily, the site says that Microsoft may leave gaming altogether (this is pure speculation), allowing for the shorter release date between Sony consoles. The site ends with a 100-million lifetime sales prediction for the PS4, barring “some massive economic or political disaster”.

Here’s what we say: Sony is most definitely on a winning streak and has outsold the Xbox One 3-1, but that most certainly does not mean that Microsoft will give up on the Xbox One anytime soon. With the Xbox One dropping to the same price as the PS4 — both are now US$400 — we may see both consoles evening out in sales. The rest of Insiderp’s speculations seem fairly prescient, and Monday mornings are the best time to ponder on the future.

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  • TheChosen

    You know that- the more cpu-cores you get- the more expensive the coding for the games will be- do you? Also don`t forget- yes, ARM is more efficient as its the more modern tech- but- you need many more small/tiny arm-cores then you would need when using just X86-cores. But yes, AMD Jaguar is only 3.1 mm² in space, so yes, AMD is also very small here and thats why AMD Jaguar is too slow for things like Watchdogs.

  • Russell Gorall

    I knew this was a fake account when I saw such hatred flowing.

  • mjk45

    actually it’s 2gig ddr2 the 256 MB is flash ram

  • mjk45

    meant 2gig ddr3 and 256 MB flash ram

  • Matt

    Who knows what will be in consoles in 5-10 years… Virtual reality headsets might sweep the market by that time.

    …Or we could be living in a post-nuclear apocalypse fighting over monopoly and scrabble boards.

  • Gemini

    The PS5 is better off be release in 2019 or 2020, or something.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I was just trying to clarify if that fact had changed when then that information had been discovered then that’s all I already have all that shit you mentioned down packed. But thanks for the recap.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I see

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Oh ok

  • Har har har

    Sony is struggling financially worse than MS. Sony combine PS4 sales
    figure with PS3 sales figure in financial reports. No one knows exactly
    the sales figure of PS4, Check Sony’s financial charts from 2013-2014,
    you’ll see how the PS4 sales have been failed to make positive impact
    for Sony financially, even at higher market and attach rate than X1.

    Downward recovery:
    money.cnn.com/quote/chart/chart.html?symb=SNE

    BTW PC will be getting RRAM tech first (just like GDDR5), others may follow the
    step. So PC will always be winning in specs department.

  • Dr. NEGA

    yes it can with the linux and freebsd kernel, try running on NT ???
    No you cant because limitations of windows os …

    or else why would AMD anounce hybrid processors for ???

  • kstuffs

    What does “almost instantaneous r/w” between GPU and CPU really mean? I think you are referring to latency. Instantaneous = 1 cycle. Almost instantaneous would imply something like <= 2 cycles. Where did you get these numbers? The BW between CPU & GPU is about 20 GB/s although this information is kept secrete by Sony.

    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/154924-secrets-of-the-ps4-heavily-modified-radeon-supercharged-apu-design/2

  • kstuffs

    I suppose having that much asset allows them to Sony when they need the case. Also note from the same website the Profit rank is 591th with about $8B in cash. They bled $1.26B as of Mar 2014. How much more money can they lose before having to sell more assets?

  • sampson3121

    DICK!

  • demfax

    Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help. You are sick in the head and constantly lie to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

    Sony announced 7 million PS4s sold to consumers by April 6 2014. PS4 is almost at 10 million sales to consumers by now.

    Sony is on its way to recovering from years of losses and recently posted a quarterly profit as almost all of their divisions were profitable.

    It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that ignorant microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening. Sony’s games division is making a profit and is well funded. Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get help.

    Sony has total assets worth US$148.893 billion dollars. It is still one of the largest corporations on the planet, ranked 233 in The World’s Biggest Public Companies on Forbes.

  • demfax

    Sony is selling or splitting off their lossy businesses (Vaio, TVs) and focusing on their profitable divisions. This means they’ll soon cut their losses and start turning a profit.

    Last quarter they reported a profit, and almost all divisions were profitable, so far so good. Expect a much smaller yearly loss than a billion this FY.

  • demfax

    Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help. You are sick in the head and constantly lie to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

  • demfax

    Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred and get mental help. You are sick in the head and constantly lie to fuel your mentally ill hatred of a piece of plastic. Sad.

    All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

  • demfax

    All you do is spread hatred and lies.

  • demfax

    This is what the article actually said “but that most certainly does not mean that Microsoft will give up on the Xbox One anytime soon. With the Xbox One dropping to the same price as the PS4 — both are now US$400 — we may see both consoles evening out in sales.”

    You are reading things that don’t exist.

  • http://www.xboxonedaily.com/ TheRedButterfly

    Crazily, the site says that Microsoft may leave gaming altogether

    You’re excluding things that take away from your (imaginary) point.

  • demfax

    They are talking about what the “insiderp” source website said, the article writers themselves did not say that.

  • http://www.xboxonedaily.com/ TheRedButterfly

    They still included it. If you’ve taken any higher-level language courses, you’d know that that sentence would’ve been omitted from the final draft, as it has NOTHING to do with the entire rest of the article.

  • Stickz

    funny thing is. Xbox division lost like 400 million million while playstation division was profitable. their ps division is their most succesfull one atm so bitch plz. You fail at trolling stop trying

  • ShoNuff

    I heard Sony is filing for bankruptcy and is going to be selling off all of their divisions to pay off their debt.

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