What Are Some Features of the Playstation 4?


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The PlayStation 4 features 8GB of high-performance unified system memory, customized processors, Dualshock 4 wireless controllers, voice control and streaming video application support. The PS4 system has the capability to remember user preferences and offer curated content.

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The PlayStation 4's 8GB of memory is high-speed GDDR5 RAM. The base launch model includes a replaceable 500GB 5400 RPM SATA II hard drive. With an eight-core X86 CPU, the PlayStation 4 has 10 times the processing power of the PlayStation 3. The graphics processor supports up to 1080p resolution and frame rates up to 60 fps.

The PlayStation 4 features support for video streaming applications, such as Amazon Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus and IGN. The PlayStation 4 also offers support for sports channels such as NBA Game Time and MLB.tv Premium. The PlayStation 4 learns a user's likes and dislikes to serve pre-loaded content on the console according to criteria such as favorite game genres or creators.

The new Dualshock 4 wireless controller features improved dual analog sticks and a capacitive touch pad. The capacitive touch pad is clickable and supports functions such as drag and drop and multi-touch input. The controller has a rechargeable battery that fully recharges in about two hours when connected to the console or a charging station. The controller has a light bar that changes color and brightness according to in-game status information or console-related indicators.

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