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The Sony PlayStation 4. Codename Orbis and The Dream Of 4k Gaming…

With 2012 well underway Sony has sent the rumour mill spinning at top speed. News of their next generation PlayStation 4, code name Orbis, the cause of the stir.

Capturing much attention is the talk of 4k gaming, gaming at the screen shattering resolution of 4096*2160. All signs are pointing to a Q4 2013 release of the console, with word from developers indicating dev kits have already been made available to some developers.

The draconian measures planned to stop second hand games re-sales are highly controversial, Sony refusing to comment on unreleased products, the decision still not set in stone we believe. As always won’t someone think of the children.

The war of the next generation consoles is heating up already, and they haven’t even been released yet. While Microsoft kept the rumour mill spinning with tales of its X-Box 720 or ‘Durango’, it is now Sony’s turn at the wheel. Kotaku are reporting sources close to Sony revealing some juicy details regarding the Sony’s next generation PlayStation 4, codename ‘Orbis’.

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32bit or 64bit, which bit is better ?…

32 or 64 bit, a question that seems as common as coffee or tea at the moment. It is a question that will fade away like a favourite old computer, eventually 64bit will be the dominant standard for both CPU’s and Operating Systems, 32bit will disappear. The progression of technology rolls on, stopping at all stations, are you ready for 128bit computing. Whenever possible the answer to the current bit question should be 64bit, it is the new standard for home computers.

Within every computer there is a single chip that runs everything, this chip is called the CPU or Central Processing Unit. Within that chip are a series of data pathways that shuffle data around to the different parts of the CPU. The memory spaces at the end of these pathways, the parking spaces for the data and the working memory within a CPU can be called the Registers – registers and caches technically –, but lets just call them all registers for now.

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