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Sony only allows 4.5GB of Ram to Devs, 5.5 GB Max.

This is a discussion on Sony only allows 4.5GB of Ram to Devs, 5.5 GB Max. within the General PS4 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; I guess it's too late for "Let's wait and see"?...

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    I guess it's too late for "Let's wait and see"?


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    Saw this point made elsewere that I agreed with, I figured I'd share

    So right now we dont really know the facts behind it. But the worst (if you wish to call it that) outcome at the minute is the minimum 4.5gb ram.

    This sounds like more of a safety net method from Sony, if its true. By having the buffer of 512mb/1gb of ram to go either way to the os or game, sony have room to manouver

    So why is this useful? Well imagine that M$ (Or heaven forbid, nintendo) come out with some fancy new os feature, sony has the space to copy this, with the excess ram this wont affect game performance

    It just seems like planning ahead to me

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    4-5 GB of memory, not DDR3 but GDDR5, is massive and IMO more than is necessary. The most taxing games on settings you don't even and won't ever need in anyone's lifetime (2000p, 120 FPS, multiple-screen, super-mega-ultra lighting settings - for people who theoretically want a vase of flowers to fly) take up around 4 GB of GDDR5 memory, so this is way more than is necessary for the PS4, which plays games at a realistic setting (1080p, decent framerate, good quality etc). Sony reserving 7GB for games in the first place was over the top.
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