A report suggests that Sony has begun shipping a PlayStation 4 development kit called ‘Orbis’ to developers.
According to VG247, the new dev kit is a modified PC, and isn’t a representative of the final hardware. The PS4 is running an AMD’s A10-series APU. The A10 is a second-generation A-Series APUs, codenamed “Trinity”, manufactured using a 32-nanometer process.
The dev kit box is said to have 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and 256GB hard drive. There’s also a Blu-Ray drive which was expected.
The goal for the PS4 is to have it run powerful enough to run 1080p games in 3D at 60FPS with no problems.
Another dev kit will be sent out in January, with the final version to arrive in the summer of 2013. This suggests that Sony could release the PlayStation 4 in time for the 2014 holiday season.