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[Neowin] Rumor: AMD close to locking up CPU-GPU win for next-gen Xbox Console

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...claiming via unnamed sources "that AMD has very likely locked up the whole shebang with a Fusion Bulldozer variant APU."
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If this actually turns out to be true... oh my!
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maybe they can run crysis now
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Considering the reason for the switch to AMD graphics from Nvidia being able to own the IP. I don't see how AMD could sell the IP to a bulldozer APU variant.

Makes for a very interesting rumor.
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Sounds great. If true, this is huge. It means that, finally, consoles will actually have hardware comparable to the average PC.
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Sounds great. If true, this is huge. It means that, finally, consoles will actually have hardware comparable to the average PC.
For maybe 6 months if they are lucky. Then PCs will out pace them again.
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Originally Posted by Usario View Post
Sounds great. If true, this is huge. It means that, finally, consoles will actually have hardware comparable to the average PC.
I wouldn't necessarily say that's the exciting part. When consoles are released, they are generally at least as powerful as a midrange gaming system. But the problem then becomes that as they age, they can't be upgraded, so they become very underpowered and behind the curve.

What would be exciting though, is the potential revenue from a deal like this. It would be like providing for another huge OEM. OEM/mainstream is where the money is, enthusiast is a very tiny market.
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For maybe 6 months if they are lucky. Then PCs will out pace them again.
Yet, the games will look just as good as the high end PCs 2-3 years after it comes out.
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This sounds great for a lower heat/smaller builds.

In regards to the console thing, the problem isn't that they can't put decent hardware in a console. Its that the lifespan of a console is about 8years, and in that amount of time PC hardware continues to progress.
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Originally Posted by The-Beast View Post
Considering the reason for the switch to AMD graphics from Nvidia being able to own the IP. I don't see how AMD could sell the IP to a bulldozer APU variant.

Makes for a very interesting rumor.
How do you know this is the reason for a switch?
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Nintendo

Microsoft

Sony ?
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