AMD works on graphics processor for PlayStation 4

The Sony PlayStation 4 has long been in the works and the new gaming console is expected to hit shelves either in 2012 or in 2013 at the latest but the hardware inside remains the big secret even to this day.

According to a new media report the next generation PlayStation console will feature a graphics chip designed and produced by AMD. The news came out of a former AMD employee who nevertheless did not provide any details about the upcoming AMD graphics solution and as expected remained anonymous.

If this news is true then AMD has every reason to be happy – the US chip manufacturer will have the real opportunity to power all three next-generation consoles from all three major platform holders – Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. In addition the US chip company will have the opportunity to obtain additional experience and develop graphics architectures that go far beyond what we have on the market today.

Sony PlayStation logo

Among other advantages, Radeon HD architecture inside every next generation console will provide AMD a major advantage on the market of personal computers as all major game designers will have to optimize their titles for AMD architecture and therefore the Radeon graphics chips for PCs will have an advantage over competing solutions.

The only downside would be that AMD would be forced to take resources away from other projects such as next generation CPUs and GPUs for PC and portable computers.

In any case the future looks promising for AMD and time will show if they’ll be able to make most of it.


Source: X-bit Labs

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