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Chipworks reverse engineer the PS4’s CPU, GPU, RAM, and other modules


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29 Responses

  1. fate6 says:

    pfft just 11 Grand? I’m on it!

  2. Bullshiters says:

    yea, 11k is pocket change,
    I’m not even interested in something that cheap

  3. PspJunkie says:

    I’m gonna hold off for the Vita-Ps4 report bundle.

  4. Halathos says:

    Or you could just have access to a $90,000 multilevel x-ray machine at work. If I wasn’t afraid of nuking anything (batteries and x-rays eek) I’d definitely help on that scale of hacking the vita. Or a spare m-board kicking around. If you can see my e-mail feel free to message me xD. Just have to see if it can export to file.

    • Bektas says:

      I have been thinking the same thing…
      There are Micro-XRF systems which can create the elemental mapping of the samples. It will be very close to the real picture with several colors (each unique color indicates to a unique element.)

  5. Timber says:

    Lol imagine trying to get a Vita replaced under warranty telling them you dropped it sulfuric acid, by accident.

    Very interesting company, if I had the cash I would definitely purchase that report and donate it to somebody in the community. Would that be useful to have?

  6. Thrawn says:

    BTW Wololo, did you notice that the ps4 and the xbox one use the same cores from “AMD/ATI” (Jaguar) so graphics wise they would talk the same language (microcodes) and it will be much easier to port from xbone to ps4 and vice versa.

    • Acid_Snake says:

      I think you mean processor-wise, graphics-wise they are different.

      • Z says:

        Technically speaking, no. The only real difference is the amount of compute units. Other than that, and the difference in RAM( which is minimal, since GDDR5 is based off of DDR3), they’re both based on the same AMD GCN architecture, so there would be little to no porting between the two.

  7. PlaGeRaN says:

    Chipworks! Y U No give PS4 to meeeeeee!

    I can’t believe they did that!

    Make a movie out of the process and watch grown men weep!

  8. beastes says:

    if the repport can help you why dont ask donnation for tying 50 cent or 1 $ each is cheap no

  9. PSPcfwDUDE says:

    11k? Puh-leese, that’s pocket change! xd

  10. gunblade says:

    so its jus dual core …. 2x 20 16 x512mb 1x 10 8x512mb 1 409.6…(8xm512)…..(3x shared).. two gig cpu 6 gig gpu..?

    • gunblade says:

      think the ps4 cpu alright think if it hard an extra Jaguar it would be boss think could put like a fx8350.. think i would 4x the 2 gig then could add en extra gpu… ps4 motherboards alright i was like wy they have the front usb with like 4 gig ram then was like it probly usb 3.0 i like the harddrive set up.. so there 2 gig for the hard drive bluray and 25g ..

      • gunblade says:

        can sony flash my ps4 back to stock..? or can i network boot my ps4 with my vita

      • gunblade says:

        the ps4 wifi and bluthooth antena look real shity or its like real tiny…ooh and think to cool down the ps4 the 8×512 of ram on the outher side of the heat sink could use like a heat sink or try to cool both side of the ps4 motherboard around the cpu gpu crazy i think sony thought to cool jus the cpu buts its a cpu gpu lucky ram heat sinks r cheap on amazon..

  11. Xuxuxuxu says:

    Thats just 11 or 12 bitcoins 😛

  12. 110706 says:

    Vita is a sinking ship anyway.

  13. Light_Xela says:

    Hi Wololo, Total Nobb and others
    Make the TN V4 paying, 1€/1$ each download and buy with the money the vita reverse engeneering to make a nativ hack so we can start developp some good homebrew or emulator like ppsspp pcsx2 dolphin and moar desu.

  14. Garry says:

    Make a kickstarter campain for the reverse engineering funds.

  15. Obito says:

    “apparently putting your Vita’s CPU in a sulfuric acid bath will void your warranty.”


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