Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Feb 2013 18:18 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Games Late last night, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 - sort of. It's got a custom 8-core AMD x86-64 processor, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a custom Radeon-based graphics chip. It's also got additional chips to offload specific tasks like video (de)compression (livestreaming is built-in!), and there's a large focus on streaming games, but most of it is "an ultimate goal" instead of a definitive feature. It won't play PS3 discs (but will eventually stream many PS3 games), and, while there's some weaselwording involved, second hand games are safe. The biggest surprise? The console itself wasn't shown because it's not done yet. No joke. No price, no release date (other than somewhere before the holidays).
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RE: Hurray for AMD
by kamil_chatrnuch on Thu 21st Feb 2013 21:30 UTC in reply to "Hurray for AMD"
kamil_chatrnuch
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2005-07-07

i'm still convinced that Microsoft, as a PowerPC license holder, will go with a PowerPC processor based on the PowerPC A2 design .)

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RE[2]: Hurray for AMD
by twitterfire on Thu 21st Feb 2013 21:59 in reply to "RE: Hurray for AMD"
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2008-09-11

According to some leaks, it appears that Microsoft will use an 8 core AMD CPU, too, in the next Xbox.

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RE[3]: Hurray for AMD
by JAlexoid on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 02:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Hurray for AMD"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Well.... Considering they have to consider costs and both decided to go for AMD GPU, AMD could have had a chance to "throw in" their CPUs as well at no additional cost.

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