New GDDR5 RAM Chips From Samsung Hint At PS4 Slim Possibility
Take this with a grain of salt.
Rumours are beginning to circulate around the possibility of an impending redesign of the PlayStation 4 into a new PlayStation 4 Slim. This all came to be following Samsung’s announcement that the were beginning to mass produce the first 8 gigabit [1GB] GDDR5 DRAM Memory Chips.
Rumours were compounded further when vice president of memory sales and marketing, Joo Sun Choi said “We expect that our 8Gb GDDR5 will provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the best graphics memory solution available for game consoles as well as general use notebook PCs.”
Naturally, this is just a rumour and is in no way a confirmation of such developments, this is especially worth mentioning as the new hardware could quite literally be related to hundreds of other forthcoming devices, as mentioned by Mr Choi.
The only reason these rumours are gaining such rapid traction is that Sony are well known for releasing slim builds of their consoles and the fact that the PS4 is the only gaming console that is currently making use of GDDR5.