Lots of interesting stuff has been happening over the past few days since developer kR105 has bridged the gap between the PS4 exploits and fail0verflow’s Linux release, allowing all people with a PS4 1.76 to run linux on their favorite console.
People on twitter have asked what the cpuinfo data had to give from Linux, and twitter user @M15T4W3Z delivered:
There’s no groundbreaking information here, but this seems to confirm a lot of what had been revealed before: the PS4 is using an AMD CPU made of 2 quad cores, and runs at 800MHz.
This information can also be found on Wikipedia, just for those who would think there’s something fundamentally new here. but it’s still extremely cool to know that us, the users, now have a door to access some of the internals of the most popular console of this generation.
As for the name of the processor, DG1002FGF84HT, a quick google search returns only a handful of results, including this lengthy blog article in Chinese giving extensive details on the PS4 hardware.
Mentions of the DG1002FGF84HT on a handful of websites
This goes without saying, but a lot of this is building on top of the work of CTurt and fail0verflow, for their work on the exploits and Linux respectively.