The sixth CPU core is denoted as “shared”.
A new stealth update by Sony for the PS4 has allowed developers to take advantage of a new CPU core. This follows Microsoft unlocking an extra CPU core for the Xbox One, thus allowing for improved performance.
Sony stated that, “Core 6 is now denoted as shared, and for new captures, Razor splits the activity on that core between user and system. Old captures still show core 6 as a system core, as was accurate at the time they were made.”
Both the PS4 and Xbox One are based off of AMD’s Jaguar chipset which features eight cores. It should be interesting to see which direction this goes in, especially with all the concern about both current gen consoles essentially being outdated at launch and being outmatched by PCs down the line.
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