AMD, NVIDIA and Intel have all been going after business that you might never have associated with them in the past. Cellphones, high powered computing and system on a chip are all areas in which they are developing products and doing so successfully. AMD has a double win to announce this morning as they are not only going to be providing the silicon for the graphics on the PS4 but will also be providing the GPU. SemiAccurate goes into the details of what this chip … or chips … might be like as Sony has a history of designing very unique systems but have definitely soured on the Cell architecture.
"Yes, you heard that right, multiple sources have been telling SemiAccurate for some time that AMD won not just the GPU as many are suggesting, but the CPU as well. Sony will almost assuredly use an x86 CPU for the PS4, and after Cell in the PS3, can you really blame them? While this may point to a very Fusion/Llano-like architecture we hear that is only the beginning."
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