The PS3 Cell processor has been controversial from the beginning. Why you ask? Because the chipset was difficult to program for and ultimately never lived up to it’s potential. For the next generation PS4 Graphics Processing Chipset, Sony has chosen an x86 AMD eight core processor code named "Jaguar." So what could this mean for you? Read below.
So why is this good news for the PS4?
What this means is better cross platform porting, making it easier to developers to port games from the PC and other consoles to the PS4. It also makes the PlayStation 4 significantly easier to program from, as most developers already work with AMD architecture on a regular basis.
Why is this bad news for the PS4?
With this new CPU in place, we are potentially saying goodbye to backwards compatibility for the past PlayStation consoles and PSN games. Yea major bummer that will likely upset a ton of Playstation Gamers, though Sony has promised backwards compatibility may still be available via streaming services.
Here at PS4 Experts, we've provided numerous articles detailing this new CPU in-depth and how it could change gaming. If you're looking for the CPU specs, visit our Official PS4 Expert PS4 CPU Guide or if you're looking for how this CPU interacts with the rest of the PlayStation 4, visit our PS4 Specs Page. Curious at how Sony is handling Backwards Compatibility? Check out the official PS4 Experts PS4 Backwards Compatibility Page.