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PlayStation 4 CPU 'up to 10 times faster than PS3', Sony claims

Sony flaunts PS4 specs; Claims new console is quieter

The PlayStation 4 can reach ten times the processing power of its predecessor, Sony has claimed in a new extensive FAQ.

In the lead up to the console's launch in November, Sony has offered a series of specifics regarding the hardware. According to the document, the PS4 has up to ten times the processing power of the PS3.

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In addition, the company claims the new console will be quieter than its predecessor.

"The system features an optimized design featuring a unified 8GB of high-speed GDDR5 RAM, an eight core X86 CPU, and a powerful graphics processor," the document reads.

The FAQ also confirms that video sharing and streaming features will not support YouTube at launch.

Similarly, the console's 'Share controller' and 'suspend mode' will not be available at launch. Nor will 4k Blu-Ray support, though this will be patched in at a later date.

PS4 will release November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe and Australia. It will launch with a 22 strong game library.

Reports that the PS4 is more powerful than its more expensive rival the Xbox One were exacerbated overnight, with Call of Duty: Ghosts studio Infinity Ward reporting that the game will run at 1080p on PS4 and 720p on Xbox One.

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