Mark Cerny: PS4 Contains a Dedicated Audio Processing Chip

The lead architect of the PS4, Mark Cerny, has revealed some important details about the dedicated audio processing chip inside the console.

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“There’s dedicated audio hardware,” he revealed. “The principal thing that it does is that it compresses and decompresses audio streams, various formats. So some of that is for the games – you’ll have many, many audio streams in MP3 or another format and the hardware will take care of that for you.

“Or, on the system side for example, audio chat – the compression and decompression of that.”

He also added that the GPU can be useful to do different types of audio processing.

“It really does come down though to the amount of parallelisation that is natural to perform for that algorithm, and that does vary greatly depending on what you are doing specifically in your audio processing. I think that as you go forward we will see a hybrid approach in a couple of years where certain aspects of the audio are being done on GPU.”

Earlier he revealed that PS4 GDDR5 RAM latency was not much of a factor since the GPU could handle it.

Via Digital Foundry.

  • Dakan45

    Omg does this guy ever STUF? Yeah i am also sure ps4 cures cancer.

    • Navick

      The difference is this guy gets paid to kick knowledge on the machine. You on the other hand go around around game/tech sites talking sh*t for free. Or do you? I on the other hand don’t mind reading about new features for any of the big 3.

      • Dakan45

        Yeah getting paid to bullhype for sony is very nice. its not like sony lies and overhyes, no wait that is true.

        • dclipe

          nobody does it better than MS. every little thing they overhyped

          • Dakan45

            I got a counter argument, Nitendo and peter molyneux.

          • Mike Sombi

            Learn to spell correctly first, then you can learn to counter successfully… maybe

        • Mike Sombi

          Upvoted by your 9 fake accounts again… strange it’s always the magic number 9 lol

      • maxinthefax

        - Moderated

        • Dakan45

          That entire post makes no fucking sense.

          • maxinthefax

            - Moderated

          • Dakan45

            Its not in india, its not in Australia, its not in MERICA, its not in china, its not in japan.

            Ill would narrow it down more, but you seem to have a ps2, so you can use your ps2 to make weapons of mas destructions that will find me and destroy me according to your japanesse overlords from sony, ps2 was capable of that along with reallistic hair physics.

            Still waiting for those sony.

          • Guest

            i just feel deeply sorry for you, i mean you want real hair physics look at your ass there’s plenty of hair for you to look and admire just get naked bend over have your back against the mirror then ta-da you can spectate your asshole all day long.

          • Dakan45

            Butthurt fanboy that still has not gotten the real hair physics from ps2 era. Not evne dead space managed to give you those.

            Too bad pc gamers have em.

            MUAHAHAHHAHA

          • Mike Sombi

            Butthurt is your middle name from your dad working you so hard every morning and nite.

          • Zac Lee Martin

            Did you play Shadow of the Colossus? Realistic hair. Of course they don’t mean lifelike though. Don’t exaggerate what they meant. Hair actually looks like hair and not just spiky polygons and in some cases it actually waves and moves. As for a tech demo demoing their realistic hair, that is a tech demo. Not a video game. Huge difference. I can do the Heaven Benchmark tech demo on my laptop but if it were that quality of graphics in a world as complex as Skyrim then it would just not work good.

          • Mike Sombi

            This was seriously the most pathetic thing ever posted on the internet. You can’t even spell kid lol

          • Mike Sombi

            YES! :D

          • Mike Sombi

            99.9% of your comments dont make sense, you just upvote them with fake accounts so your point being?

    • dclipe

      yeah he would, if people would stop asking questions. when I say people I mean nerds who gives 2 fucks about specs and all the goodies. so do yourself a favor and swallow!

      • Dakan45

        Do yourself as favor and swallow along with the sonytards who STILL believe “da power of da core” and how ps2 games are gonna have reallistic hair physics.

        Bunch of naive morons

        • dclipe

          not just any people. DEVs from a lot of gaming companies, even 3rd party DEVs talked about PS4′s raw power. so it ain’t just fans that said that, people in the gaming industry preach about that shit. so swallow on that!

          • Dakan45

            - Moderated

          • Mike Sombi

            Such hostility from a worthless troll lol

        • Mike Sombi

          Do yourself as favor and swallow your daddy’s big dick again.

    • mathMaticks

      xbox(d)one,.. or I would rather have an xbox(n)one.

      four is greater than one. 4>1

    • Axe99

      He is one of the key people involved in evangalising the PS4 – like, this is part of his job. Asking him to shut up is like asking Coca-Cola or Toyota to stop marketing ;). Now, whether we choose to report every single word he says or not isn’t up to Cerny, that’s up to the gaming media. I’d argue your anger should be directed elsewhere.

  • Erudito De Firenze

    sounds good.

    • Kill CERNY

      THIS HOMO CERNY NEEDS TO BE SHOT IN THE HEAD or HIS BALLS…TALKS SO MUCH LIKE A LITTLE GIRL!

      WATCH YOUR ASS FAGGOT

      • Erudito De Firenze

        the ip for the guest account is the same as dakan45

        • aawells07

          Nice one lol He trolls everywhere. Spreading hate on every article.

          • Erudito De Firenze

            lol yh he’s nothing but a loser

          • Dakan45

            and you back up that claim with?

            Nothing, go back at your hole troll.

          • Mike Sombi

            Go google “John Carmack: Nvidia’s OpenGL extensions rival Mantle, 8GBs on consoles not a significant change” and read the comment sections. It seems you had 9 fake accounts, most of them probly got banned or you deleted them after getting stomped on by people who know what they are talking about. It’s clear you have multiple accounts on the thread which you were banned from.

          • Mike Sombi

            True dat. He gets banned from threads for his ignorance and stupidity lol

          • Dakan45

            I have an opinion you moronic retard. I dont troll, i got tired of your bullshit saying i am trolling, so i am gonna go ahead and say it, fuck off and your delusional bullshit.

          • aawells07

            Whatever you say kid. I cant be wrong about you beins that everywhere you go, every site you post on people call you a troll or just plain cant stand you or your attitude towards gaming. You’ve a lot of growing up to do.

          • Dakan45

            Listen, you are wrong about everything and you have absolutly 0% wish to understand this so sincerelly fuck off.

            I never see your fuckign opinion NEVER, i only se you when you are pissed off becasue i posted somethning, so FUCK OFF and go get an opinion than being a fucking stalker.

        • Dakan45

          Nope, i did not post the mesage above.

          • Vinne

            Kid your a tool. Get off the internet freak.

          • Dakan45

            i am the “tool” not you morons who believe this lying bullshit.

            Perfect understanding of the world “tool” here dipshit.

            Also you seriously played with barbies when you are a kid? YET i am the freak?

            Seriously you might wanna shove a vibrator up your ass too kiddo.

          • Vinne

            Its hilarious how dumb you make yourself look. Sony actually cares about gamers since you know its kinda part of there career. But of course your that fucking complain about everything. What do you do? NOTHING. Do you work for Sony? No? SO how could you possibly know what they did with the Ps4? Your not just making up bullshit but lying straight out your ass.

            Btw I guess when your a 5 year old you dont understand the concept of “playing”. I was 5 im sorry that throwing a barbie around at daycare makes me a freak since im pretty sure all 5 year olds do something destructive. So how does that relate to me now being 21 with a dildo up my ass? See there ya go not making sense!

            Another fucking retard on the internet using the big boy sites. Because you made that clear from knowing exactly how Sony works and how Cerny made the Ps4. Yup im the tool! Haha congrats moron!

          • Dakan45

            “Sony actually cares about gamers”

            They got the worst service.

            Google “sony deserves all the piracy it gets”

            Ps4 is full of lies, how the freakign hell it has no bottlenekcs when the memory controllers are on the cpu, yet DDR3 is faster for cpu calculations and the cpu is weak?

            Thats like saying” hey we got a weak cpu, but dont mind about that, its not a factor on the power of our cnsole”

            So yeah you are a an ignorant tool and a complete consoletard that listens to cenry hype bullcrap.

          • Mike Sombi

            PC is the worst gaming platform of all. Consoles outnumber gaming PC 10 to 1 at least. Go google and learn something f’ing troll.

          • Mike Sombi

            You are even known to troll wit multiple accounts on n4g. Sad really.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            Do something better with your
            life than hate on a piece of
            plastic..you’re disgustingly pathetic and need to get mental help.

          • Mike Sombi

            Yeah you did.

      • Dakan45

        have a thumbs up, why the fuck not, everony seems to be a naive retard here, so yeah have a thumbs up.

        • aawells07

          Lol how many accounts do you have?

          • Dakan45

            None, but ofcoruse you are a fucktard and you are not gonna believe that. So fuck off.

          • Axe99

            Point of order – you have to have at least one, or you wouldn’t be posting ;). Totally agree that the assumption that the fake account was you is just an out-there assumption. It’s also not your style of writing, so I doubt it was you. There’s plenty of anti-Playstation trolls about atm, and it sounds like one of them. Don’t take what peeps say about you on the internet to heart, they have no idea who you are, and probably haven’t thought a whole lot about what they say.

          • Erudito De Firenze

            look above he blatantly cloned another guy’s account so we already know he a sad little guy

          • Dakan45

            its not my acount you dumbfuck, i only post one one acount.

          • Erudito De Firenze

            That is something only a troll would say.

          • Dakan45

            Do you come up with this bullshit on your own or does your mommy help you?

          • Mike Sombi

            Sounds like your daddy helps you after you do him a favor or two. Just saying.

          • Mike Sombi

            because you have many though right?

          • Dakan45

            The “anti playstation trolls” seem to have one thing in common, bashing the retards who take everything they hear littearly.

            How many times do i need to post a history of all the times sony lied, they overyhped and did not deliver.

            If anything those “anti playstation trolls” are merely bashing the retards who believe this shit.

            There is no denying the best next gen console is the ps4, but the bullshit sony spews are insane, it makes me think sony fanboys have the guilability of call of duty and gta fans.

          • Axe99

            Totally agree there are people that read too much into everything they see on the internet, but that’s hardly a Playstation-specific issue – all companies overhype, be it Sony, Microsoft, Nvidia, Intel, AMD or Nintendo, and every one of those has their gullible, believe-everything-they-say fans. I’d let it slide and roll with that.

            As for anti-playstation trolls, I’m talking about people like SONY (posts the same damn thing, with implications of racism, everywhere – that kid’s got serious problems) and Killzoned (posted pics of dongs with Kaz Hirai everywhere). This is the kind of behaviour that suggests they need serious help. You’ll be pleased to know I don’t think you fall in this category ;).

            There were troll last go-round of a new console gen as well, but I think it’s worse this time, not sure why. Hopefully everyone will be happy once they’ve got their shiny new console of choice/new graphics card/whatever blows their hair back.

          • Mike Sombi

            You have admitted to being an anti troll you dumbass.

          • Dakan45

            Oh look my post got 9 + i must have lots of acounts, fucking retard.

          • Mike Sombi

            You do. you got banned from this thread for trolling with multiple accounts and then as a guest downvoted my comments lol Pathetic pitiful life..
            http://www.dsogaming.com/news/john-carmack-nvidias-opengl-extensions-rival-mantle-8gb-on-consoles-not-a-significant-change/

        • Etrigan3

          I think you almost said “everypony”

          • Mike Sombi

            He can’t spell shit. He’s like 14.

        • Mike Sombi

          Cuz you’re an idiot.

      • mathMaticks

        @kill

        You are a retard. (resorting to 3rd grade antics,. because you can’t argue facts.)

      • Etrigan3

        Please consider ending yourself. You could just sleep forever and there would be no caps lock.

      • twinspectre

        dude you have some serious Problem you act like Mike Cerny rapes you and your mom….

    • JerkDaNERD7

      Okay, we get it. PoS4 moves mountains, the controllers are ALIVE and Cerny strikes THUNDA OUT OF HIS ASSHOLE!

      Not only desperation but I sense a bit too much insecurity……HOLY SHITZ! NOW I KNOW WHY? THE CLOUD IT’S COMING AND PISSING RAIN. PoS4 fanboys get to the caves for ya disintegrate into a slimy pile of SHITZ!

      • Erudito De Firenze

        dakan you weirdo!

        • Dakan45

          See? thats not me, yet you think he is becasue you are a retard, so lets wait till that person replies and asks you wtf you talking about, it will be grand.

          “but you replied to this message”

          Look below, i replied to another comment and your comment caught my eye, but nooooooooooooooooooo i got multiple accounts.

          You think if i had multiple acounts i would thumb up my every comment, but apparently i dont do that.

          Because? REASONS given by Retar-Eruditio and his lack of life and brains.

          • Mike Sombi

            Do you ever wonder why you get so many downvotes? lol
            0 upvotes, 4 downvotes. Time to go learn something kid.

  • hesoyamdonMonster

    so where can i hear the audio

  • EX+

    Sweet.

  • maxinthefax

    PEOPLE! if you ever found dakan45, shoot it and kill it with fire.

    • maxinthefax

      if you can’t then kill me…yeah… KILL ME!

      • maxinthefax

        really funny…

        edit: what a fucker you cloned my account clap..clap

        • maxinthefax

          edit: am i too slow to be a clown or what?? i’m not even funny..yayy

          • maxinthefax

            PEOPLE! hey listen to meeee!

        • Dakan45

          For the record when i got here that comment was deleted, so whoever cloned your acount has a beef with you and its not me. Perhaps it has to do with being a retard all over the internet.

          • Mike Sombi

            Yeah, it was probably one of your fake accounts.

  • dclipe

    These haters are pissed after seeing nothing but bad news coming from MS every week. I mean the last one was MS bending over to NSA and allowing NSA to penetrate them from behind. My favorite one was one of XBOX Exec said the PS4 tech spec are meaningless. A week later MS were trying to boost up SHITBOX180′s specs. LMFAO…oh man. hey its okay XBOX fanboys, we got 3 months before release. Maybe they’ll turn this around again…and make it….the SHITBOX360-2 BUAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Dakan45

      Too bad that sony lies and overhypes and you guiilable fanboys believe this trash

      • dclipe

        oh please, maybe you should look at MS trying to overhype cloud gaming. something Sony been doing on the PS3/PS HOME for years. not only that they overhype the Kinect about how revolutionary it is to gaming. i mean do you get the picture here? and btw, most of the XBOX parts were made in Taiwan idiot. LOL

        • Dakan45

          “most of the XBOX parts were made in Taiwan idiot. LOL’

          NO FREAKING HELL, when you think they were made? The motors on your hard drive are made in Taiwan you idiot, thats where most of the hardware is made.

          • dclipe

            you’re going around saying shit about Asian, and yet your SHITBOX180 was also made by Asians. moron!

          • Dakan45

            I am a pc gamer not a xbox fan.

            The hardware is made by asians and NOT japanese, chinesse, taiwan, malaysia, not japanese though.

            Japs proved they were good back then, but now they are history.

            Did nitendo make the wii? Nope, Did sony make the ps4? Nope.

            They are history, eropean makes the best games and hardware. Asians just put them together for a low price.

          • dclipe

            you no nothing. all you do is pulling shit out of your mouth and shove it back in your ass

          • Dakan45

            Yes i indeed “no nothing” my nigga.

            Too bad tou ps4tards are clueless with goldfish memory.

            You might wanna google “power of da core” and “ps2 could make weapons of mass destruction” or “sony lies”

          • dclipe

            you should google how to STFU!

          • Mike Sombi

            Amen to that!

          • AnonymUce

            LOL holy shit dude. these comments are 4 months old. where have you been?

          • Mike Sombi

            Your pc isn’t even a gaming rig lol You can’t even afford shit so why talk? PS4 blows your dream gaming rig out of the water any day. IF you could actually get a job and a life and a gf that is lol

          • Mike Sombi

            Exactly! lol He got banned from a thread recently for trolling with multiple accounts. He’s a hard trolling no doubt, he hasn’t a life.

          • Mike Sombi

            Do you always make up your “facts”?