Sony PS4 has never been more rumored than it has been in the past few months and while some of them were built on total imagination, some were actually built on facts and were pretty much believable. Here is another one of those rumors which says that Sony is planning for a PS4 since it has filed a patent regarding “Dynamic Context Switching Between architecturally Distinct GPUs”.
Before you get all confused, let us tell you what this patent basically means without going into too many details. The patent would basically about a technology that would allow Sony to use a combination of APU+GPU in its next generation consoles meaning that this technology is actually able to make two architecturally different GPUs compatible. So if implemented properly, the technology could lower down the power intake drastically.
Thought that was too confusing? Take a look at how Sony explained it in their filing. ”Graphics processing in a computer graphics apparatus having architecturally dissimilar first and second graphics processing units (GPU) is disclosed. Graphics input is produced in a format having an architecture-neutral display list. One or more instructions in the architecture neutral display list are translated into GPU instructions in an architecture specific format for an active GPU of the first and second GPU.”
Less power draw doesn’t necessarily mean that it is only good for the devices with battery, less power draw would most probably also mean that the machine would heat up less and hence would perform better. But of course, since Sony hasn’t confirmed anything, everything is nothing but a wild guess at this time.
So folks, tell us what do you think about this patent and do you really think that Sony would use this technology in their next gen consoles or would it save it up for its upper end tablets and mobiles? We would love to hear it from you, feel free to use the comment box given below.