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AMD’s chief graphics architect really likes the PlayStation 4

“The PlayStation 4 blow me away but I’m concious about being to positive about it because of course we have other partners that are competing,” said Gustafson at GDC.

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pat_11_51174d ago

I was kind of surprised at how enthusiastic he was about the PS4, especially considering they have financial interests in other console manufacturers as well.

RuleofOne343 1174d ago

He will be ecstatic about both the only issue is that as of right now he can only talk about only one of them due to NDA. but once allowed he will talk about how well his company has handled both consoles needs & looks forward to seeing what developers do with the hardware.

NewMonday1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

this is intersting:
"Gustafson also expanded on the potential he thinks the PS4 has when it comes to purposes outside of gaming, especially if it were used as some sort of server. According to him, all it would take is a few modifications and you’d have an amazing computer platform for all kinds of purposes"

when i learned about the PS4 specs and special streaming chip i thought it would make a great private server.

SHORYUKEN1174d ago

What he want to say is PS4 is the best you can get.

Deal with it.

sikbeta1174d ago

@pat_11

What do you expect? PS4 is using AMD parts, they're not going to talk bad about themselves :P

pat_11_51174d ago

I expect him to be a little more careful about what he says, especially considering they're supposed to be supplying the hardware behind the Xbox 720.

dantesparda1174d ago

Well i didnt hear him say anything on the Wii U, and we all know according to the rumors that the graphics chip in the next Xbox is inferior. So he's basically saying he's most impressed with the PS4' specs

psoomah1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

"this is intersting:
"Gustafson also expanded on the potential he thinks the PS4 has when it comes to purposes outside of gaming, especially if it were used as some sort of server. According to him, all it would take is a few modifications and you’d have an amazing computer platform for all kinds of purposes""

Sounds about perfect for Gabe's 'server' Steam Box. And for developers porting their games to Steam Box. AMD made clear on their site blog AMD owns the basic IP blocks, and intend to put out a cut down consumer version of the PS4 chip, minus the proprietary Sony bits, not seeing why AMD couldn't provide Valve with a full blown copy of the PS4 chip minus the Sony proprietary blocks ... that mention of the 'server' potential of the chip might be an oblique reference to just that. For Valve it would be a win win win scenario. Gabe mentioned how critical it was to get the developers on board to port games to the Steam Box, doesn't get any more enticing than a chip all but identical to the PS4's.

If Valve does go this route Nvidia is totally and utterly screwed as Gabe also intends to port all the current (and upcoming) Steam Software to Linux also as his ultimate goal is to bypass Microsoft altogether and create a viable and independent Linux based ecosystem.

This will provide a massive boost to AMD's HSA initiative as everything, games and software, will be written to that standard.

waltercross1174d ago

Nvidia can hold their own, they'll be fine.

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fermcr1174d ago

"AMD’s chief graphics architect really likes the PlayStation 4"

Seriously!!!... did we expect him to say he hatter the PS4 ?

culpepper5161174d ago

not that he would hate the console, but I'm sure microsoft isn't thrilled that he's praising the competition while they're paying amd for parts.

Rumplebumpkin1174d ago

Is that a new term? Mad Hattering someone?

vulcanproject1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Lulz I know.

Someone approve that story on the tech site where Sony say they like their new range of Bravias and they are impressed with themselves.

Worthy news indeed.

BlmThug1174d ago

I would be surprised if he wasn't talking about the PS4 in such a manner

Bigpappy1174d ago

And Nvidia doesn't. Amazing how that works

GraveLord1174d ago

Well they're in the Wii U too and we know how weak that is.(Actually the GPU is the only decent thing in the Wii U)

He didn't bash the Xbox though so I don't see a problem with praising the PS4.

jcnba281174d ago

AMD also provides the graphics horsepower behind the Wii U, a fact Gustafson was quick to point out when asked about his feelings on the PlayStation 4 and the fact that it’s the only true next-generation console that’s been revealed so far. “Of course there is the Wii U too, we have AMD parts in there,” said Gustafson.

SegataSanshiro1174d ago

Youre such a hypocrite.
" considering they have financial interests in other console manufacturers as well."
You mean the next xbox? then why not just say that? you know damn well that they're not making chips for anything other than the ps4 and maybe the next xbox and pc, but pc is a given. You scared of mentioning the word Xbox?

Go play saturn

Sideras1174d ago

What the actual fuck? No in fact they have their hardware in the wii U aswell. Why so defensive?!

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TBONEJF1173d ago

Yeah unlike NVIDIA keep crying bout how hard its too design a graphics card for the PS4 now they wish they could of make one

GDDR6_20141173d ago

He must really like the CPU and gpu

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Tundra1174d ago

That controller blows me away. It looks perfect.

KwietStorm1174d ago

I haven't seen AMD this vocal since...

KwietStorm1174d ago

Since the last time they were this vocal.

AlucardFury1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Of course he likes it. It will help his company get out of its current slump.