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New Xbox console to use AMD GPU?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2009 12:46 User comments (12)

New Xbox console to use AMD GPU? Via a speculative post on their site, Fudzilla has started the rumor mill up again by stating that AMD has already won the GPU deal for the upcoming Xbox console (likely in 2012).
Says the full post:

"We've learned from industry sources that AMD / ATI has already won the GPU deal for the next generation XboX console. It looks like Microsoft was happy with first Xenos GPU and it wants to continue using the same, especially since the new ATI GPU should keep the compatibility with legacy games.

The consoles refresh was supposed to happen in 2010 but due to the recession both Microsoft and Sony have decided to push its plans for 2012 and keep the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 alive for more than it was originally planned.

We dont know how the GPU looks like but judging from the timeline when it is supposed to be delivered we suspect that it might be a 28nm part."


Be reminded this is all speculation from "industry sources" and it is unclear if the logic makes sense being that Sony and Microsoft have cared very little about "compatibility with legacy games" of late.

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12 user comments

115.10.2009 15:03

Hopefully by delaying it 2 more years, they can make a more powerful console, and add an integrated HD player, depending on what format reigns supreme that year; most likely still blu-ray. And who knows, we might be able to play games like Crysis on very high settings, other than a PC.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Oct 2009 @ 15:08

215.10.2009 16:15

Originally posted by mike.m:
Hopefully by delaying it 2 more years, they can make a more powerful console, and add an integrated HD player, depending on what format reigns supreme that year; most likely still blu-ray. And who knows, we might be able to play games like Crysis on very high settings, other than a PC.
And a PS3, apparently lol

315.10.2009 16:28

I've read on several occasions from several sources, that Nvidia is slowly moving away from the "gamer" demographic of video cards. While ATI are continuing to pursue that demographic. So it makes sense that the next wave of consoles would sport an ATI chip.

415.10.2009 16:44

Originally posted by IPRFenix:
I've read on several occasions from several sources, that Nvidia is slowly moving away from the "gamer" demographic of video cards. While ATI are continuing to pursue that demographic. So it makes sense that the next wave of consoles would sport an ATI chip.
What is Nvidia moving towards (out of curiosity)?

515.10.2009 17:33

Originally posted by Morreale:
What is Nvidia moving towards (out of curiosity)?
It's interesting actually. A while back, most people would choose ATi for performance desktop computing (i.e. CAD, CGI...) and nVidia for gaming. Now it seems as though ATi is continuously pushing to market their GPU's for gaming (mostly) while nVidia is sort of maintaining their previous market while continuously marketing CUDA for performance desktop applications. In other words, they're leveling out and competing almost neck to neck in almost all areas.

On topic, I wasn't surprised by this. Would they go with nVidia after their disputes with the original XBOX GPU... I don't really think so. So if this ends up being true, I guess that means the next Playstation will incorporate nVidia to keep their current trend as well?


615.10.2009 23:12

While the 'article' seems bogus, it only makes sense if you plan to have a new device of similar design as the previous one (esp. for backwards compatibility) to use newer versions of the same type of hardware.

722.10.2009 8:56

Quote:
Originally posted by Morreale:


It's interesting actually. A while back, most people would choose ATi for performance desktop computing (i.e. CAD, CGI...) and nVidia for gaming.........
WOW. It was only last year nVidia beat ATi into the ground with it's faster product turnaround times, faster cards, and better future product lines. Then again, focusing on the few (gamers) during recessionary times is never good.

Looks like AMD did a few good things with ATi.

828.10.2009 6:14

well im hoping that this next xbox has a internal hdd like the first xbox. from what iv seen of this xbox ( ill call it 720 althought its not confermed to be called that yet ) 720 looks like its going to be one of them " only a mother can love "

922.1.2010 13:41
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dude...wtf are you trying to say????.....your post made no sense whatsoever.


"Only a mother could love"

1023.1.2010 6:00

Lets hope nVidia cards effectivly become a newer version of a math co-processor...it would be sweet to be able to use ATI video with nVidia cuda.



1123.1.2010 13:38

how are we goin to be playing a new x box when the world is goin to end.


NEO OUT BABY

1223.1.2010 17:24

Originally posted by neo842:
how are we goin to be playing a new x box when the world is goin to end.
World is "goin" to end, and you feel the need to post this? Should I start hording canned corn now?

The Xbox360 is already 4 years old. Bargain basement PC's have more processing power than the Xbox360. The new Xbox720 needs to have (and it needs to come out in 2011):
- 4 GB Video memory
- 16 GB RAM
- 8 CPU's
- Controllers on the CPU

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