According to this rumor, it would seem that Sony’s developers will be unlocking some dormant performance on the Playstation 4 hardware.
Without getting into too much detail, the PS4 is built on an AMD “Jaguar” central processing unit (CPU) featuring eight cores, two of which are reserved for the PS4’s internal operating system, meaning 6 are available to the games. As far as the rumor goes, it seems that Sony will allow developers to use the seventh core, giving a theoretical 16% increase in available power.
As from what I saw, Microsoft did a similar thing with it’s XBox One early this year, and it seems that the performance increase benefited the games that were developed on it, so let’s hope this rumor is true!
What are your impressions on this rumor?