Sony Unlocks PS4’s Seventh Core To Increase Performance

As we know PS4 can only access six cores out of eight far gaming, while the other two cores are dedicated for the OS. As the time passes Sony and Microsoft open their system for game development. Recently report indicates that Sony updated their SDK and enabled their developers to access the 7th core of the CPU.

Snippets are below:

Code:Firelight Technologies FMOD Studio API

Detailed Revision History

17/11/15 1.07.03 – Studio API patch release (build 69975)


LowLevel API – When using System::recordStart the provided FMOD::Sound can now be any channel count, up/down mixing will be performed as necessary.

LowLevel API – Improved performance of convolution reverb effect when wet is 0 or input goes idle.

LowLevel API – PS4 – Added FMOD_THREAD_CORE6 to allow access to the newly unlocked 7th core.


With this availability of 7th developers may see slight boost in performance. Microsoft recently did the same move with their XBOX One according to Larian Studios, this initiative “didn’t make much of an impact”.

Still Sony didn’t make any official statement on this rumor. We will like to see how this slight boost compare the PS4 against the XboxOne.