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[Tech-Radar]AMD on the PS4: We gave it the hardware Nvidia couldn't

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In a recent interview with TechRadar, Nvidia's Tony Tamasi sized up the PS4's specs to "a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU" when compared to gaming PCs. The console's innards, Tamasi said, are outdated even now, months before the PS4 launches during the 2013 holiday season.

"Well, of course they're going to do that," Robison said with a laugh when told of the comparison. "They're a little bitter."

He didn't neglect to give a more nuanced response.

"For us, really by looking at that APU that we designed, you can't pull out individual components off it and hold it up and say, 'Yeah, this compares to X or Y.'

http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/amd-on-the-ps4-we-gave-it-the-hardware-nvidia-couldn-t-1141607?src=rss&attr=all

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The spin Nvidia was putting out sure looked like sour grapes to me...
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Sometimes I wanted to dig way back into the late 1990s forums, to see what were Quake gamers' response to VQuake, an game engine extension that greatly improved graphics but required a Rendition Vérité GPU.
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The spin Nvidia was putting out sure looked like sour grapes to me...

Calling an APU that had the computing performance between a 7850 and 7870 a "low end" is really pushing it.
Edited by A Bad Day - 3/29/13 at 8:25pm
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I hope everything works out well for AMD, they're really trying hard.
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Devs, he said, will be able to push the console's capabilities beyond a traditional x86 PC architecture, and multithreading - being able to take advantage of all eight cores - is going "to become a huge deal for a lot of the big blockbuster games."

*looks at 8350 and grins*

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Love the title of this thread biggrin.gif and Nvidia was saying what again? lachen.gif
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i really hope this turns things for the better.
x86 architecture on consoles + making nvidia play ball = hopefully better for us
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Interesting.

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*looks at 8350 and grins*

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*looks at my laptop's pathetic 1.6 GHz quad-core i7-720qm*

"Too bad you were introduced in the era of most games only supporting up to dual-core. You're going to be condemned to years of Netflix, MS Office and web browsing when my mom or dad uses it after I get a new laptop."
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i really hope this turns things for the better.
x86 architecture on consoles + making nvidia play ball = hopefully better for us

And Intel recently mentioned that they're going to assist developers in GPU-assisted physics. I wonder why...
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what's with all these publicity remarks made by the manufactures of these next-gen consoles? It's a microsoft vs sony show, not a hardware manufacture vs one another....Never heard IBM hyping up with CPU's for last gen's CPU's...
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