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Really sensationalist title.

All I'm gonna say, other than not at all surprise to see who's jumping in without realizing that the information means nothing (on both sides of this non-existent-GPU-debate), is that its ridiculous to believe AMD won't be gorging themselves on money. PS4 and XboxOne, come on, the two biggest guns in the console industry... Its not like tons of kids won't go running out to get their parents to buy it or get it themselves, because its "the next best thing" there's literally 0 way AMD didn't make a fair bit of money off this. Unless both consoles somehow flop, which, yeah right.
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post #42 of 62
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Really sensationalist title.

All I'm gonna say, other than not at all surprise to see who's jumping in without realizing that the information means nothing (on both sides of this non-existent-GPU-debate), is that its ridiculous to believe AMD won't be gorging themselves on money. PS4 and XboxOne, come on, the two biggest guns in the console industry... Its not like tons of kids won't go running out to get their parents to buy it or get it themselves, because its "the next best thing" there's literally 0 way AMD didn't make a fair bit of money off this. Unless both consoles somehow flop, which, yeah right.

to add on this...kids don't even talk about it they mindlessly just ask their parents to buy it period.....
    
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post #43 of 62
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to add on this...kids don't even talk about it they mindlessly just ask their parents to buy it period.....

Nonsense. They argue over it, justifying their purchases.
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Asking profit margins is pretty much the only valid question here.

For all we know they might have made $2B or nothing. Most likely this is more about higher revenue and getting their product out there than about profits which again, are really low with consoles.


Geez, $3B in revenue is nothing to sneeze at, especially when you're a company righting its ship. This looks like a big step in the right direction.

You sound hurt that NV didn't win the bid.
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No biggy, MS spends 10billion a year on R&D
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a lot of people keep forgetting that no matter what console does bad, AMD is still going to do good. AMD is supplying chips for both consoles, so even if the Xbox One does bad, they still have the PS4.
good job AMD! biggrin.gif
post #47 of 62
I'm thinking AMD margins are decent enough to cover any opportunity costs. X86 APU made sense to MS and Sony compared to going with separate CPU and GPU. Neither Intel nor Nvidia could offer what the AMD APU can in one package. In the end it's most likely a good deal for both parties, AMD gets a decent margin and MS doesn't have to deal with two parties to make the chip that would end up more expensive. It's true that neither MS or Sony are likely to cash out with the hw sales but the component makers don't offer their services out of goodness of their hearts that's for sure.
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Nonsense. They argue over it, justifying their purchases.

people here ya...kids? they just play once they get it..
    
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And the AMD haters have made their thoughts heard.


Good job AMD. Only company that will lose from this is Microsoft and make the money back in software sales.

AMD is definitely benefiting because technology and games will be outfitted to work on AMD systems more instead of having nVidia pay them all off.
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Uh, why is the project being valued at $3B a good thing when the value is about expenses that have to be put into the project?

Absolutely nothing has been said about profit margins, which knowing consoles, are extremely likely to be razor thin.

Maybe AMD will be supplying the hardware for the servers that will make the XOne 4x more powerful tongue.gif
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