Your PS4 Just Became A Tiny Bit More Powerful


Chances are we haven’t satisfied it, though your PlayStation 4 got a small bit some-more powerful. The PlayStation 4 comes with an octa-core CPU. Until now, diversion developers could precedence 6 of them while a other dual ran a handling system. But Sony recently unbarred a 7th core for games, or during slightest partial of it.

Sony hasn’t communicated about a pierce yet, though some developers are already holding advantage of a 7th core. For instance, audio middleware builder Firelight Technologies expelled a new chronicle of a sound effects engine FMOD.

In particular, a changelog mentions a 7th core, as speckled by Eurogamer — “PS4 – Added FMOD_THREAD_CORE6 to concede entrance to a newly unbarred 7th core.”

FMOD runs on each height out there — PlayStation 2, 3, 4, Portable and Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, iOS, Android, OS X, Windows, Linux and more. It has been integrated in many renouned diversion engines, such as a Unreal Engine, Unity, a CryEngine, Source and more. In other words, Firelight Technologies knows how to optimize a audio engine for all platforms.

As a reminder, Microsoft did the accurate same thing progressing this year, vouchsafing developers precedence a 7th core on a Xbox One.

Both a PS4 and Xbox One have been regulating this core for some complement tasks, such as voice commands. It looks like diversion developers will have to share this core with these tasks.

So what does it meant if we have a PlayStation 4? All a games we already have use 6 cores. They’ve been optimized to run on 6 cores, and they won’t take advantage of a new core though a new patch. There isn’t most inducement to spend time updating existent games if they run excellent on 6 cores.

As for new games, they can now take advantage of a 7th core if it’s not too late during a development. Game engine developers will all refurbish their engines to precedence this new feature.

But remember that GPU energy is some-more critical than CPU energy on a PS4 and Xbox One. Game developers have been offloading tasks to a GPU. So today’s change isn’t earth-shattering, though games competence run a small bit smoother.

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