“Mastering Compute” On PS4 Yields Massive Gains – Zombie Studios

Like the PS3’s Cell.

Posted By | On 29th, Apr. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


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Offloading parellel tasks and harnessing and mastering the PS4’s computing power can lead to massive gains for developers which can even equal the power of the PS3’s Cell, claims Daylight development team Zombie Studios.

“Properly utilizing Compute shader functionality can certainly add a lot of life to a game,” the devs of the game said in an interview with WorldsFactory, “and as developers mature with the new hardware we should expect massive gains from offloading highly parallel tasks from the CPU to the GPU.

“The trick will be defining what processes are good for Compute shaders to take over. Mastering Compute on the PS4 will be similar to mastering CELL on the PS3, but it has the advantage of being a technology that is valid for all current platforms.”

Hopefully this means that completely harnessing the PS4’s computing powers will be easier and more common in games developed not just be first party developers, but other, outside third party devs as well.

Daylight releases today on the PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out our full interview with Zombie Studios here and and stay tuned for our full review.

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  • RobertWGould

    The trick will be defining what processes are good for Compute shaders to take over. Mastering Compute on the PS4 will be similar to mastering CELL on the PS3, but it has the advantage of being a technology that is valid for all current platforms. http://sn.im/28ux95m

  • Psionicinversion

    so whatever the PS4 can do the PC can do better – cus we got more 😀

    • Guest

      Except GPGPU support on PCs is spotty at best.

    • Psionicinversion

      thats becuase it hasnt bin used before, now it can be used on consoles itll be used on PC, GPGPU was really before used to accelerate video editing, transcoding etc, accelerate Adobe programs like rendering etc… it is quite powerful so if they can harness the unused parts of a GPU then its all good

  • Kevin Kirby

    So the weak slow clocked PS4 CPU can match what a 8 year old Cell can great we can clearly see how weak the CPU in the PS4 is now.

    • Guest

      Cell is much weaker than any modern CPU. PS4’s CPU isn’t weak.


 

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