So Rock Paper Shotgun reported this morning of the new rumors on the hardware inside the next gen boxes.
They stated he following in their article:
"First up, CPUs. And they appear to be identical. Eight cores. 1.6GHz clocks. AMD’s Jaguar architecture. Hold that thought, we’ll come back to it. On the graphics side, there’s more of a delta. Sony has ponied up for a Radeon HD chip with 18 GCN units and therefore a grand total of 1,152 shaders. Microsoft has allegedly cheaped out with 12 units and thus 768 shaders. Memory-wise, it’s 4GB of nippy GDDR5 from Sony and 8GB of DDR3 supplemented by 32MB of dedicated EDRAM for the GPU from Microsoft. Controllers and various motion-detection paraphernalia aside, the hardware specs are rounded out by Blu-ray for both boxes."
How does this compare with your PC? If you have a 7900 series card or similar, then you should be good for a while. The article states that the PS4's GPU is between a 7850 and a 7870. The next box is worse off due to its GPU being similar to the 7770.
Honestly, I could go on restating what the article says, but that's not the main point. The article is here
The main point is that many people became new PC gamers or rediscovered it because the PC is a very powerful and versatile platform. I've personally always been a console gamer, but I feel the PC is a much more interesting and exciting platform with: indie games, AAA games and many more non-gaming uses. The next gen consoles are already dated when they come out and you have to put up with Sony or Microsoft's crappy (at times) ecosystems. Their saving graces come from their first party games (Fez, Journey).
TL;DR: if you consider yourself a PC gamer, then have these newly (IMO since I just found out) rumored specs made you excited for a console again? Are they just rumored specs and nothing more? RPS article:
12/28 1:05pm: Edited for clarity.