PlayStation 5 - All the details on the upcoming console

Jamie McKane

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ToxicBunny

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Oh noes... They mentioned 8k. ZuluKing will be along shortly...
 

falcon786

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Glad I held of on pro or x box one x upgrade...my ps4 will be upgraded to this!:D
 

konfab

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pfffft.

Most modern systems (including my phone) can do ray tracing...
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Fulcrum29

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I am still wondering whether the custom Navi GPU hardware is natively supporting Ray Tracing or the acceleration thereof? I still believe AMD at their best is emulating and optimising the software emulation thereof.

I believe Sapphire said that Navi won't support Ray Tracing, but AMD has been running emulations on Vega 1st gen. I just believe the custom Navi GPU has a optimisation toolkit for software developers.

The PlayStation is likely to be disassembled to showcase the 'cores' of said custom Navi GPU.
 

Swa

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Ray tracing is still a gimmick in anything but 3D rendering where it can be emulated. Anywhere else you can't use it effectively without severely bogging down the GPU.
 

Thor

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How do I put an SSD into my PS3 and PS4?

Is it easy?

^Genuine question, I have lots of SSDs lying around. (PC is a 500GB Western Digital SSD RAID 10)
 

Cowboy619

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How do I put an SSD into my PS3 and PS4?

Is it easy?

^Genuine question, I have lots of SSDs lying around. (PC is a 500GB Western Digital SSD RAID 10)
Pretty easy with both console. PS4. You can backup all your data to an external and then restore onto the SSD.but before you install you need to redownload the full restore latest firmware not just the latest firmware. There will be 2 options
 

Dolby

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Glad I held of on pro or x box one x upgrade...my ps4 will be upgraded to this!:D

I was the same as you ... I wasn't going to buy a stop gap PS4 Pro.

But, eBucks had the PS4 Pro on sale at R4.8k and I got R2.8k for my PS4 - so it was R2,000 extra 'investment' ... quite chuffed
 

blaaislaai

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Holding onto my Day0 PS4 until this is released. I'm guessing R9k local pricing by 2020/2021 whenever release date is
 

Zyk1

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Cool.
But the price going to put it out of range of many gamers and fans.
 

Nobody Important

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How do I put an SSD into my PS3 and PS4?

Is it easy?

^Genuine question, I have lots of SSDs lying around. (PC is a 500GB Western Digital SSD RAID 10)
It's very easy. The Playstation website has an official guide for PS4.

The only thing that has prevented me from doing so is that I saw a video (I think LinusTechTips) that said it didn't make a noticeable difference like when you upgrade your laptop to an SSD. If you do it, let us know if it made a big difference.
 
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