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post #21 of 42
Its all about efficiency..

AMD has a better price to performance ratio
post #22 of 42
I don't doubt that they are going with AMD according to the rumors but are there any confirmed articles listing what hardware the xbox is going with?
     
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post #23 of 42
Plus AMD/ATI has been in the last 3 consoles, they know how the game works and what needs to be done. AMD probably not only had a much cheaper plan, but in the long run the extra amount of cores will be vary helpful. But coupled with the fact that they are also working on the graphic cards that have shown to do vary well in the console field so far. GCN also adds a good blend of compute and Gaming performance, which should work out well for consoles as well.

If they went the Intel/Nvidia route it would have costed more. For probably performance not much better if at all then what AMD would have provided for the same price. And a IBM/AMD would make porting harder, and MS would probably would like to migrate windows 8 onto the system somehow. X86 is something what would allow PC gamers to benefit more.
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Both the xbox and ps4 have been confirmed to use AMD
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post #25 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acefire View Post

Both the xbox and ps4 have been confirmed to use AMD
Don't forget about the new Wii U, which is using AMD/ATI GPUs.
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post #26 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by dixson01974 View Post

Don't forget about the new Wii U, which is using AMD/ATI GPUs.

That can be a legacy matter.

Nintendo has been using ATi graphics since the GameCube. They already have very good relationships with the Radeon team, so why move to another company? They are probably teated like kings there after their 3 last machines have been using their products.
   
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post #27 of 42
Console Games don't use CUDA as far as I know

And AMD has much better compute performance than Nvidia in OpenCL/OpenGL

The former ATI would RAGE at losing every market. (Kudos for getting the reference)
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post #28 of 42
All the above, i think it is going to be awesome, both for the PS4 and for the inevitable ports, imagine if we can get games that use ALL the cores. drool.gif
post #29 of 42
Interesting rumor article on the design of the new AMD console part for both Sony and Microsoft. They appear to be using the same CPU in their consoles. No word how the GPUs will differ.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboards/display/20130121235157_Microsoft_Xbox_Next_and_PlayStation_4_to_Feature_Eight_Core_AMD_Jaguar_Microprocessors_Report.html
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AMD made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
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