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153w ago - A few months back Sony stated that PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive with rival next-generation consoles, and today [Register or Login to view links] reports that PS4 is in development with AMD rumored to be building the system's graphics technology.

To quote: "Sony is working on an as-yet-unannounced new gaming console, former AMD employees say, and the processor designer may play a key role in the new product.

AMD's graphics technology is already used in Microsoft's XBox 360 console. However, Sony's PlayStation 3 - introduced in 2006 - relies on graphics technology from Nvidia.

AMD declined to comment on the project. Sony Chief Transformation Officer George Bailey also declined to discuss Sony's new console, or even acknowledge its existence.

However, at AMD's analyst day last month, AMD Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert identified gaming as one of several trends that will drive revenue growth at AMD in 2012."




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#23 - elser1 - 153w ago
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i'm in 2 minds. while i want the ps4 soon i know the longer the more advanced it will be,in theory anyways it should be. all i know is ive got one in the bag at launch and i cant wait.on the other hand i may get a 720 or pc depending on what the price and offerings are. i can't wait for ps4news.com

#22 - Zentsuken - 153w ago
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I agree, I really hope they make some kind of "expansion" to the PS4. Lol no, not like the Sega Megadrive/Genesis where at the end of its life it looked like a behemoth. What I mean is adding like a small slot where you can add more RAM in the future. NVIDIA all the way, I've never liked ATI cards (although I do have one on my HTPC cause its cheaper haha)

I don't know about you guys, but the PS4 could take years to get released and I wouldn't mind since I still have a huge backlog of PS3 games lol.

#21 - shinintendo - 153w ago
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Anyone wanna bet how many years (if at all) it will take to crack the machine after it's out ?

#20 - anjospot - 153w ago
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I prefer Nvidia. Ati is horrible.

#19 - kavechick1 - 153w ago
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I think we are just tired of throwing out hundreds and living in fear that the ps3 might not survive till the next day... its not fair. Think of your lcd tv, you use it with comfort, if you put it on one day and it doesn't power up or something, you go and check the cables , if you put on the ps3 and it doesn't power up... Ylod flashes across your mind.

#18 - guardianx71 - 153w ago
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Guys , really now, xbox360 having AMD and PS3 Nvidia 4 years after their initial release means nothing. And even if 720 and ps4 both have AMD , it won't mean that they will be equal, as they will use 2 totally different chipsets. No company would pay money to develop a technology and then share it with the opponents. I believe it will be like with desktop graphics and the various versions (7450,7770,7970 etc).

Oh and about the Intel graphics idea ... please tell you're not serious . Intel graphics and gaming just don't go together. And I still have an x486 at 66mhz in my atic that still works... so what?

#17 - 1Panic - 153w ago
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lol wouldn't they be downgrading if they are going to AMD? lol 360 graphics are obviously lower then ps3. That has already been proven. So ps4 is gonna use Duel layer discs? lol...

#16 - aamir007 - 153w ago
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I prefer Nvidia and hope sony go for Nvidia, they have much better graphic cards than ATI

#15 - thePS3dB - 153w ago
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After everything Sony has done to me as a consumer I will be waiting to check out what Microsoft has to offer. They came to the table late with the PS3, they had every chance to make it better then the 360 and still failed miserably. But you know my stupid brand loyalty. They remove features on a whim, they change their TOS daily, nah go to hell Sony.

I know wrong site to be complaining about Sony products, but I'm sorry, its sad when the exact same game on a 360 looks much better then the ps3 counterpart. In fact most of the Ps3 library can't go over a 720p resolution. Sorry Sony, but you can stick your PS4 and Vita where the sun doesn't shine.

#14 - codecxbox - 153w ago
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You would think that Sony's decision to have AMD chipsets will be great. Sorry to say, but we will see YLOD again. AMD chipsets are hotter and more fragile than its Nvidia counterparts. This is based on years of experience with ATI and Nvidia PC graphics cards.

I wish Sony would select a better graphic platform, maybe Intel. Intel, while are the low end of graphics, they do create bulletproof solutions. I still have a working Intel740 AGP card that has survived more then 10 AMD and Nvidia cards.

 

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