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Sounds like it's time to invest in AMD Again! Woot! Big Win AMD BIG BIG WIN HERE!
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post

The Cell processor folds well because of the CPU not the GPU, which is by Nvidia.

He was asking about the CPU read the comment I quoted and the comment my quoted person quoted and you'll understand.
 
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Hmm, if this is true, AMD has a console monopoly. I don't like the sound of that.
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You know what has my curiosity the most here? How many of the above posters actually read the article...
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Sony is working on an as-yet-unannounced new gaming console, former AMD employees say, and the processor designer may play a key role in the new product.
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The Cell Processor (and SPUs) is an absolute monster, and out does any current CPU on the market in terms of calculations and number crunching.

And it's an absolute nightmare to program for, causing increased production costs and increased delay times. Sony doesn't have a monopoly anymore so they don't have the ability to strongarm devs into accepting it anymore.

If they want to compete, they need to spend on the GPU and leave the Cell alone.
    
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I just want something better than a 6670, they would get a much better lifespan if they put a GTX 460 or equivalent in it? I mean especially since these at what 1.5 - 2 years away. A 460 equivalent shouldn't cost much then. A 6670 just means they will need another console much quicker

Considering the Wii U has a 4800 class GPU, which is already twice as fast as a 6670, I'm sure the next Playstation will have something far better.
     
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I think Sony will use Trinity for this... Drastically reduces production cost and will probably contain all the power it needs for a console... who knows, maybe they cut a deal out with AMD to use the next APU AFTER Trinity.
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I hope the Cell Processor will be in the next console.
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post

I just want something better than a 6670, they would get a much better lifespan if they put a GTX 460 or equivalent in it? I mean especially since these at what 1.5 - 2 years away. A 460 equivalent shouldn't cost much then. A 6670 just means they will need another console much quicker

IGN was trolling us with that article. It's not coming out with a 6670, I suspect 78/7900 series card, if history serves as a good indicator. The 6670 is barely more powerful than the gpu in the current xbox...

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AMD only gets paid upfront I believe. They don't get anything from console sales but this is still a huge win for AMD.
They should take this opportunity for the next generation and market themselves as THE gpu in every console biggrin.gif

Really? I would of thought they'd get a licence fee per console sold. Seems odd to just get up front cash, but I guess amd sells them the design and then is hands off from there?
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just build a computer, put it in a nice, fancy small form factor gaming case design, call it ps4... ???... Profit.
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