The next-gen consoles hitting store shelves later this month from Sony and Microsoft look, and perform, very much like middle-tier gaming PCs, thanks to similar architecture that doesn't offer much mystery under the hood. Still, Sony decided to get the jump on the teardown crowd by dissecting its own console for those eager to get a glimpse at the guts of the PlayStation 4.
In a video, courtesy of Wired, Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori cleanly dismantles the console, showing off its powerhouse processor that combines an 8-core AMD "Jaguar" CPU with an AMD next-generation Radeon GPU. Also on display is the smart incorporation of the power supply within the body of the console, its 8GB of GDDR5 memory, and a healthy looking heat sink to go along with a compact fan.
Wired also happened to get an early look at an unvarnished Xbox One back when it was unveiled in May, showcasing similar hardware but a slightly different approach to internal design.
The PS4 goes on sale next Friday, so for those who have been following the unique design process, headed by US software engineer and game designer Mark Cerny, this video is the closest thing to getting one's hands on the console as we're going to get prior to launch.