64w ago - A few months back Sony stated that PlayStation 4 is expected to arrive with rival next-generation consoles, and today Forbes.com 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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Ah common... No Cell means no PS3 backward compatibility?! This would be the biggest mistake of all times. They will not only lose all their PS3 gamers because no one is waiting for a whole new 2000 euro investment for gaming.
Doesn't make sense. Sony should keep Cell. Cell is powerful and has been on the market for a while now. By now, developers should know how to get the best out of it. Keep Cell and improve other aspects of the system (graphics, more memory, etc).
PS4 should be backward compatible with PS3. Additionally, the hardware should be powerful enough to emulate (software) PS and PS2. Sony, don't throw out the baby with the bath water, give it steroids.
Great news if the Cell is really going the way of the dodo... also horrible news if Sony is really going to use AMD to make their CPU... even more horrible news if it's going to be a CPU/GPU, it might have less graphics processing power than 6670 which itself is a joke.