Originally Posted by lordikon
I doubt it. The console they release will need enough graphics horsepower to last 6-8 years, that means they'll probably need something more powerful than an APU can handle. However, as process shrinks occur during the 6-8 year lifespan of that console generation it will likely be able to become an APU eventually. This is more of less how the Xbox 360 went over its multiple iterations.
if they actually move to x86, lifecycle upgrades will become a reality. That means that with the x86 uarch, they can simply keep adding compute power, without redesigning the chip at every iteration.for instance if they pick fm2 socket, with node shrink and chip refinements a APU like trinity could keep growing in power in a upgradeable package for years. I bet this console, if its x86 based will be somewhat bleeding edge at release, plus they could also leverage the mature pcie structure for add in graphics power as well.
Really, sony would be very smart to do this.
As would microsoft.