Sony PS3 vs. PS4 hardware specs

When it comes to PS3 vs. PS4 hardware specs, details of each give us the opportunity to compare the two and see how far the next-gen console is ahead of its predecessor. The initial unveiling of the PS3 system back in 2005 gave us reason to revel in the impressive successor to the PlayStation 2, but we are intrigued to know if the same wow factor will be apparent in the new console seven years on.

There is no doubting after seven years we expect to see improvements in technology that warrant this gap, and from what we are hearing there seems to be a positive response from the information available.

Looking at the individual specs on both it seems like there are a few areas that may impress more than others and even though the specs do not outshine typical gaming PCs, the low-powered chip is bound to speed up those tedious background tasks apparent in the PS3.

The new PS4 boasts a massive eight gigabytes of GDDR5 RAM, which is around sixteen more time raw memory than its predecessor. The PS3 memory consists of 256MB XDR main RAM while the PS4 packs a massive 8GB GDDR5 RAM, and the camera on the PS3 is 640X480 @ 60Hz, 320×240 @ 120Hz, while the PS4 camera is 1280×800 @ 60Hz, 640×400 @ 120Hz, 320×192 @ 240 Hz.

Improvements to the processor means the PlayStation 3 CPU: 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine GPU: RSX “Reality Synthesizer” @ 550MHz, compares against the PS4’s CPU: Eight-core X86 AMD Jaguar GPU: 1.84 T-FLOPD, AMD Radeon Graphics Core Next Engine. While we wait for more information on the price, dimensions and weight we suggest our readers check out the video below, which informatively compares the Sony PS3 vs. PS4 hardware specs, and please let us know your thoughts in the comments section.