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Why did the consoles choose AMD?

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Was it because of the APU? If it was the APU, then that ATI merge seriously saved AMD's butt.
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MOAR COARZ thats why.
post #3 of 42
Do you want a 300 dollar console, or a 550-600 dollar console.

Nvidia is quite pricey when it comes blow for blow with AMD, so yeah, the consoles arent gonna be state of the art by any means, but the companys' will still make money selling consoles that won't break the consumers wallets.
 
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Nvidia and Intel are quite expensive in comparison to AMD processors and graphics. Like bigmac said, "Do you want a 300 dollar console, or a 550-600 dollar console."
In this case, performance isnt justified considering the fact that, coming from my belief, most people buy consoles cuz its cheaper than a PC. (plus u cant get much out of stock computers anyways). If a console was $550-$600, then people might not by it cuz its expensive and with most people, money is quite tight.

With your reference to APUs, yes id say ATI did save AMD. The APU's are pretty much king at integrated graphics. Plus they dont suck up all that much power.
    
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post #5 of 42
Because it's easier dealing with one manufacturer for CPU and GPU, than multiple manufacturers?
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post #6 of 42
Probably some type of bid system. With the competitors not being able to match offers that AMD laid on the table.
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post #7 of 42
Because when programming, is easier to load SDK based off the AMD core structure.
Has nothing to do with being a fanboy, or even the price. AMD's platform has always been a bit more "open"
(ask the linux guys) biggrin.gif
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prolly it was cheap than the competitors ?
also AMD providing both CPU+GPU
     
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Cheaper and gets the job done
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post #10 of 42
Only company that can offer both CPU and GPU.
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