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AMD Hit The Jackpot With Next Generation Consoles

Mobile & Apps: "Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD), is on a high this year as the company appears to be providing key components for all three next generation consoles. Profit margins for 2013 to 2019 should be lucrative for AMD, as all three consoles are expected to sell over 70 million units during their lifetimes."

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lilbroRx1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

I do no like this. I like diversity. Every console having the same technologies under the hood will stagnate things even more than already are.

I do not want 3 of the same thing.

Farsendor11724d ago

Nvidia still overcharges for RSX maybe thats why sony went with amd this time.

No FanS Land1724d ago

@LilbroRx

Maybe you're right, I like diversity too but Nvidia has also been playing dickheads with MS on the First Xbox. leaving MS with no Xbox to produce between August 2005 up to the 360's launch.

ABACAB721724d ago

That's also why Xbox went with AMD for the 360, cos they were being overcharged for their GPU in the original Xbox (that and the hard drive was very expensive too, thus they never made a profit on the console) and also one of the reasons why BC wasn't truly available on the 360.

SolidSystem1724d ago

I dont think so. whats always pushed games and consoles is software.

user39158001724d ago

Its about production cost and simplicity. Nvidia messed up overcharging, all big 3 talked to the main makers of hardware and chose AMD for the price, NVIDIA its the superior GPU makers and Intel has the best procesors, but its not about the very best, because the price for them its way too much, one can get similar product for almost half the price.

duplissi1724d ago

saying nvidia is superior isnt quite true, it goes back and forth, now if you said that intel is superior to amd, then yes they are (also much more expensive)

after the 13.1 drivers for radeons the most powerful single gpu on the market was the hd 7970, now it is the titan (which costs almost twice the amount the 7970 does.)

DeadlyFire1724d ago

Well you technically are not getting the same thing either way you look at it.

AMD has its part of its work in the new chips for each console, but also Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft added their own personalized software setup to each build. So each utilize different methods.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

"I do no like this. I like diversity. Every console having the same technologies under the hood will stagnate things even more than already are. "

No it won't.

This could be one of the greatest generation for xbox,ps and pc.

Good ports for everyone and faster development.

Amd really needs this. They have been doing really bad the last few years.

Nvidia and intel are kicking their asses in performance. Bulldozer man what a disappointment.

Their are intel 4 core chips that out do amd 8 core chips.
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Int...

they even said they will not compete with intel anymore.

http://www.tomshardware.com...

Amd is good performance for the price though. But not the top cpu or gpu company.

This is why intel 4 core cpus cost $100+ more than amd 8 core cpus. Simply because they are better.

@lovegames718
"I beg to differ. First party studios push any hardware to the limit better than others depending on their competence and mastery of consoles hardware."

O wouldn't look just to first party for best graphics. This is x86 and most devs no this architecture. It's not like learning the cell. I think Deep Down looks more impressive than killzone. That's just me.

fossilfern1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

No doubt AMD have dropped the ball since they introduced the first true Quad core CPU with the Phenom range but the AMD Piledrivers arent all that bad:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

There was a time were Intel couldnt keep up with AMD in terms of performance, the old Athlons for AMD were fantastic and the older FX ranges of CPUs like the FX57 and FX60 were the best there was, I should know I won an FX57. AMDs GPU are very well priced and do perform better in some games but thats always been variable.

N0S3LFESTEEM1724d ago

Bulldozer and even more so Piledriver are more than adequate for gaming purposes so that should be a budget builders first consideration when building a rig. I paired a 8350 with a 680gtx and it's doing great for 1080p 60hz so far... I highly recommend that for anyone trying to piece something together around a grand. All the rant over consoles vs pc going on right now is redundant... all it means is that the Graphics are finally going to catch up with the tech. This console generation is muting it right now but anyone with a 7870 or 570 and up will be benefiting from the jump to next gen.

adorie1724d ago

"O wouldn't look just to first party for best graphics. This is x86 and most devs no this architecture. It's not like learning the cell. I think Deep Down looks more impressive than killzone. That's just me."

We'll see if that's true. Developers don't havea reason for shoddy ports any more, other than lack of motivation.

Deep Down also wasn't as big, open as KZ:SF.
Both games looked great, but let's be honest, Deep Down was more corridor-like, closed in, but seems more detailed.

ATi_Elite1724d ago

I think AMD is the only one that really went after the Console Market this time

Intel = Has the desktop and Laptop market in a strangle hold

Nvidia = with it's Tegra series chip is moving along nicely in the Tablet/Slate and Cell Phone market

AMD = Consoles and small % of Desktop/Laptops market!

7uff11724d ago

AMD is great, and think about it like this. If the hardware is similar, the ports will be easier to make for the developers, and also, will be better.

dazzrazz1724d ago

Either way Op is fucking stupid and wants to pay $600 on launch or he is trolling...

fossilfern1724d ago

Iv heard that Nvidia can be a nightmare to work with but I'm not sure if this is true. With AMD in all next gen machines this should help AMD greatly.

N0S3LFESTEEM1724d ago

I asked them for better dick graphics... they told me no.

adorie1724d ago

Nvidia are shrewd bastards. I don't think a good price point for consoles would happen if we only had them as a choice for graphics chips.

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lovegames7181724d ago

I beg to differ. First party studios push any hardware to the limit better than others depending on their competence and mastery of consoles hardware. True the cell did wonders in regards to ps3 first party titles but i think it had more so to do with the likes of ND, SM and Guerilla Games just being that good. IF you notice GG new Killzone looks way better (of course stronger system) but they are up to their same ways of making magic irregardless of Sony not using a cell.

The advantage of having albeit similar hardware at the core is that we wont see hopefully much difference in ports between xbox and new Ps. Even with that said their are still differences between Sonys new next gen system and rumored Durango with the orbis hardware wise still being more powerful.

Tzuno1724d ago (Edited 1724d ago )

Amd=afordability.

joab7771724d ago

Yeah, i think the article explains it perfectly. Its money. AMD is able to produce what they all need for the best price. Because consoles are a closed system and do not need the best, highest priced components to get great quality...AMD is perfect. Its simple, thay cant afford to create a console with best available parts so they get creative with architecture. Once they have the pieces together, the focus shifts to that which actually drives sales...vision. Whether it be casual, hardcore, motion controls, streaming etc. But, there is one thing gamers have been clear about and its pricepoint. Congrats to AMD.

worldwidegaming1724d ago

They can afford it but we as the consumer can not.
People want cheap and cheap is what they will get.
The economy can not handle a $700 console again
Much less one aproaching $500. AMD is the bestbbang for your buck
And its a win for everyone involved!

SpinalRemains1381724d ago

This moves strengthens the industry, hands down.

Customers see more affordable consoles, more developers will support all 3 systems depending on who's willing to pay rather than being dependant on knowing the architecture, and gamers will see smoother, better games across the board from all publishers.

I don't see how any of this is bad.

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