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PS4 has 8GB of GDDR5 & 720 have 8GB DDR3 so does this stuff matter at all ?

#1Kano92Posted 2/22/2013 8:51:34 PM
I checked newegg and they don't even have GDDR5 ram for PC motherboards. They have 240-Pin DDR3 modules for sale. I thought sony was going to get easily available pc parts to build the PS4 to save money and not use that custom stuff they had for the ps3.

So let me get this straight, for pc's video cards have GDDR5 ram on the vid cards, and you have separate ram on the motherboard. So in the case of the PS4 the GPU will be on it's own but share the systems GDDR5 8GB ram ? so in totall the system has 8GB of ram for all it's components to use ? I assume that the 720 gpu will also share the DRR3 8GB with the rest of the system too ?

By doing this way Sony may have to raise the cost of the system higher than they would if they would of just used DDR3 ram ?

MS could sell the 720 cheaper and it would appeal to more buyers, just a thought.

Last thought this ram specs in the end does it pretty much mean nothing and were thinking into this one item to much ?
#2HomstarRunnerPosted 2/22/2013 8:53:36 PM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691087-playstation-4
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#3jammiesPosted 2/22/2013 9:00:12 PM
No, it doesn't matter at all on the PS3 board.
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#4midgarPosted 2/22/2013 9:01:35 PM
GDD5 has been used in GPUs for years, it's not some new fangled cutting edge technology that will drive PS4 prices up. It's just not
commonly used for system ram as well, which is why there's more of it opposed to the standard 1.5-4GB used in most video cards.

Not a big deal, IMO.
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#5ShineboxerPosted 2/22/2013 9:46:43 PM
Doesn't even matter, that Memory won't make the games look any better and DDR3 is already complete overkill for a console.
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#6brycemorrPosted 2/22/2013 10:15:27 PM
GDDR5 RAM runs faster then normal DDR5 Ram. I'm hopeing that it will provide less glitches and better stability for the PS4.
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#7CondemnatnWingsPosted 2/22/2013 10:36:06 PM
From: brycemorr | #006
GDDR5 RAM runs faster then normal DDR5 Ram. I'm hopeing that it will provide less glitches and better stability for the PS4.


LOL
#8ExtremeLightPosted 2/22/2013 10:45:06 PM
CondemnatnWings posted...
From: brycemorr | #006
GDDR5 RAM runs faster then normal DDR5 Ram. I'm hopeing that it will provide less glitches and better stability for the PS4.


LOL


That is nothing to laugh at. It's true. They even said it was less lag/glitches and more stability. This mean that exclusive will run fluidly.

So yes TC, it does matter.
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#9izza20Posted 2/22/2013 11:10:39 PM
ExtremeLight posted...
CondemnatnWings posted...
From: brycemorr | #006
GDDR5 RAM runs faster then normal DDR5 Ram. I'm hopeing that it will provide less glitches and better stability for the PS4.


LOL


That is nothing to laugh at. It's true. They even said it was less lag/glitches and more stability. This mean that exclusive will run fluidly.

So yes TC, it does matter.


Less lag? Sure. But RAM has absolutely nothing to do with whether a game has glitches or not.
#10CondemnatnWingsPosted 2/22/2013 11:11:58 PM
From: ExtremeLight | #008
That is nothing to laugh at. It's true. They even said it was less lag/glitches and more stability. This mean that exclusive will run fluidly.

So yes TC, it does matter.


DDR5 RAM does not exist. GDDR5 ram is dedicated VRAM. For your videocard. Not system ram. I assume you're referring to DDR3 RAM, which is in no way, shape, or form, worse than GDDR5.