I was eager to see what Microsoft was up to, although my decision had already been made. You can watch the recording of the live show broadcast around the world, it’s a must watch if you are into sports and fantasy leagues.
PS4 boasts an APU with features that current PC’s do not have access to. This will change in future, but since every PS4 will have a fixed set of features, those features on PS4 is more likely to be utilized.
What is an APU? It is a processor with integrated CPU and GPU, where the CPU and GPU share the same die. They are part of AMD’s vision for Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA), formerly known as Fusion. The tools to make the most out of HSA systems is maturing, and it will take time before developers can get to grips with this.
Sony’s press conference revealing the PS4 awed quite many including myself, and PS4 was warmly received by many developers. However, people expecting Avatar in real-time and PC elitists with thousand dollar rigs were too quick to dismiss the PS4 in multiple forums. We’ll see whether Sony’s choice of hardware is right or wrong in couple of years. I tend to think they have a winner in their hands.