Both Xbox and PlayStation to get eight-core AMD Jaguar CPU

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    If the rumors are true, the influx of cash from these consoles might just help AMD with their money issues.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    If they have the extra production capacity for it, then yes.
    If they have to add another to the existing capacity, then it's a bit of a gamble.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking also....hope it turns out to be true...
     

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    Yes, would be good if true! The big question is though, what GPU will the consoles use? An AMD GPU would certainly help AMD out even further! If the PS4 has a faster GPU, will the difference only be small (like a GPU core speed bump), or will it be rather large? If the latter is true, what will that mean for PC gamers in terms of console ports?
     
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    Another set of consoles with the word Jaguar in it...oh no...

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^Lol
    I thought they were using AMD 6xxx GPU's, pretty sure I read that somewhere....
     
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    So basically it'll be down to brand preference rather than actual hardware? Altho I've never liked the Playstation controller so that might also play a role.
     
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    That's what I thought too :) but the information hasn't been confirmed. That information was from around the same time as when the CPU's were thought to be AMD APU's. Since the CPU is different to that early information, it possibly means the GPU will be something different too, maybe even an AMD 8xxx GPU which would actually make sense (mid end).
     
  10. Neo Cyrus

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    Naw, as the article says that Microshaft are going to be somehow stingier than Sony (I didn't know that was possible) and using an ever worse GPU.
     

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    It depends on what they mean by a 'worse' GPU. The difference may not be that much.
     
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    Will Crysis 3 run at a decent speed on the PS4?
     
  13. StewieTech

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    Alright let´s play some Jag!...

    Do the math!
     
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    4.70% of entire AMD are Consoles + Professional graphics.
    $80M of REVENUE for console royalties in 2012. is barely enough to keep Graphics Division afloat.

    Now add say another $100M of revenue for 2013
    (bulk of cash on Xbox360 was made AFTER several price cuts, but then again AMD should now supply both CPU and GPU),
    and you are still far from filling the $1B+ revenue hole. So yes consoles will help, but they can't make or brake current AMD.

    Financials aside, it will be exciting to see developers utilizing all 8 cores, 4GB+ RAM, tightly packed AMD architecture, overall benefits to image quality and repercussions of all this on Desktop and console ports.
     
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    I thought it was confirmed that the GPU was going to be AMD based. Sony and MS seemed to have a problem with nvidia.
     

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    until you (didn't) read OP :D
     
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    you guys keep looking at power for port compatibility when that is not the problem. the problem was the different architectures they would use. now if they both use the same as a pc then crappy ports should diminish.
     
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    Maybe for the performance aspect although I think the compatibility requirements for DX will have an even bigger effect on performance of ports. But for controls, game design and interface it's still going to be bad unless they start building better development tools. I mean to me, the biggest issue with most console ports is the incredibly low FOV, the most difficult to navigate interface menu's and clunky control schemes that leave you feeling like you have little to no control.
     
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    Wouldn't using a pc like CPU be a performance/longevity problem for the console?
    I thought what made consoles so strong in comparison to PCs (relatively speaking of course) in the past, was that they had "custom" designed CPU architechtures and stuff?
     
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    Im just guessing, but i think the custom cpus just make things unnecessarly difficult for developers, so using a pc standard architecture might make the transistion to new consoles easier.

    My guess anyway.
     

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