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05-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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I don't really get it...stacked chips? Sounds like a casino!

Can someone with explain this in english to me...in simpleton terms to boot!?!?
I think it means stacking of chips on top of each other connected by wires, instead of having to be on the board directly - means you can cram more into the space and they are connected 'directly'. But Kaz or Smack should know more!


     
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05-03-2012, 09:20 PM
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Is that really it? Thought it might be a bit more complicated...I guess it still is from a manufacture and how it works kind way!?
     
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05-03-2012, 10:19 PM
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Actually, they're connected by meta bits, not really wires. Instead of having one single silicon chip, or several side by side underneath the heat spreader... they can build their chips so that you can put several of them piled on top of each other underneath the heat spreader. They can talk to each other as fast as if they were the on the same chip. The problem with it is that you're generating more heat in a smaller space, and you're paying for more processor dies... though the smaller the die, the cheaper they are because of yield issues.
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Yeah I think that is the main benefit - the speed in which they 'talk to each other' effectively making them almost one unit. The other main benefit was reduction in size - handy for mobile devices.


     
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Yeah I think that is the main benefit - the speed in which they 'talk to each other' effectively making them almost one unit. The other main benefit was reduction in size - handy for mobile devices.
Yeah, that would be the advantage for a portable unit. For the PS4, that's less of a concern. The biggest use of space on the PS4 will be the massive heatsinks to keep the die cool.
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06-03-2012, 11:27 AM
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As long as it's quiet than my aging 60gig model that was a refurb from launch I don't care how big the heat sink is!
     
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Yeah, it's too bad the 40gig had such an awful fan setup. At least the newest version is whisper quiet again.
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30-03-2012, 01:39 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17561795

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Rumours about Sony's newest PlayStation console have been leaked online.

A US news site says they've spoken to a source who says that the PS4 will be called Orbis and will hit the shops in winter 2013.

It's thought that the latest console will be able to work with Playstation's Vita - much like the tablet pad that's set to become part of Nintendo's Wii U.

Another rumour is that you won't be able to share the games with other consoles, or sell them second-hand.

This is because new games will be 'locked' to one PlayStation account. You also won't be able to play PS3 games on it as it won't be "backwards-compatible".

Sony haven't confirmed anything, but the rumours have been picked up by the official PlayStation magazine too, which might suggest there's an element of truth about them.

We'll be keeping our ears to the ground to bring you any more info when we hear it!

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30-03-2012, 05:54 PM
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I hope they don't call it Orbis Stick with the Playstation brand and just call it PS4. (Apparently 4 is unlucky in Japan.)

How can they lock games to one unit - and won't that break lots of laws (and p off a lot of customers who like selling old games.) Surely they're shooting themselves in the foot with that one... unless this is just the Anti-Sony propaganda at work again?


     
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30-03-2012, 06:40 PM
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It's pretty certain they aren't going to call it the PS4 for the reasons you stated. 4 and "Death" sound very similar in Japan.

But some people have stated that Orbis Vitae means "Circle of Life" which is something that I wouldn't put past Sony as a marketing gimmick.
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