Originally Posted by ambesolman
I don't really understand much about computer stuff, but isn't ram pretty cheap these days? How much do y'all think is NEEDED for the ps4? I was told when I bought my laptop that 4gb was fine unless I was going to do a lot of gaming, which I don't. But that's what this is for.
Way more than 256 megs that the PS3 has.
4 Gigs I'd say would be a good value (pending its a 64-bit cpu)
How about this... make it expandable.
Who cares about adding a 2nd OS.
I want to be able to upgrade the memory, HD, and maybe even the gfx card.
4GB allows programmers to uncompress textures and things and stick them in memory...
No swapping to disk and uncompressing things on the fly and purginf things that just fell out of view on the screen.
Repeat a gazillion times.
Granted that can be done but it makes programming a _lot_ harder.
That's a big reason PS3 game development was slow initially.
Everyone lived in the Windows/XBox motto of having vast memory available.