Neoseeker : News : AMD VP John Taylor elaborates on PlayStation 4's Jaguar APU, tells gamers to pay attention to GDC
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lKasHl Feb 25, 13
I'm willing to bet that the 720 (for lack of a better name) will also be using an AMD chip given the specs are rumoured to be near identical to the PS4 in regards to CPU, Especially true now that Sony have jumped to x86 which is likely to be more dev friendly than an IBM architecture.
If its true it looks like intel will have some catching up to do once games are optimised for 8 core processors giving AMD the edge in gaming, shame the Marvel chipsets they use are still lagging behind...
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Zombie_Barioth Feb 25, 13
Thats what makes this new generation so interesting, watching everything unfold to see where things lead to next. Of course thats assuming these new consoles utilize all 8 cores for games since they're supposed to be focusing more on multitasking, but they should at least be able to push 4 or even 6 cores at least which is still a nice improvement.

At any rated AMD should be able to make a comeback if games become more optimized for their hardware due to the consoles.
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nipsen Feb 25, 13
You're right, IKasHI, they probably will have the same apu/gpu setup. It's the most cost-efficient system when thinking about performance, and there's no sense in putting a more expensive gpu in the system, to compensate for performance that will be cheaper on the xbox.

But yeah, AMD turning up with libraries that combine cpu and gpu routines on the quick access to main ram the apu/cpu cores share, and so on -- that's interesting. They're absolutely doing something right with that one.

...not that the things we'll see on an apu will compare to the kind of thing you could do on an spu-array... but it's at least neat to see the this kind of parallel computing (with a mix of complex cpu maths and simple shader maths) for graphics make some sort of traction. Better late than never, I guess.
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THM Feb 26, 13
At this stage, I'm less interested in specifications of consoles because without the help of good launch games, even the highest spec can't sugarcoat the ugliness of console's obscure ability to attract/entertain gamers!!

Who can provide or release more launch games??? I mean great launch games just like MS did with Halo and I don't think Sony ever has had good launch games???

For the time being, I don't think both Sony and Microsoft can't do that, or they must do that in a shorter time frame which is always risky,...So let's hope the repeated destiny of early PS3 years is imminent!!!
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Yogurt Feb 26, 13
It seems like InFAMOUS, Killzone and Watch_Dogs, amongst many others will be launch games. With big hit games like CoD/FIFA releasing near the release date of the PS4, it's likely they will also be launch games. I read that the PS4 was aiming to be released early November, which is right in time for Call of Duty to launch. They may even be lucky enough to get GTA V on next-gen but I'm not sure if it would be as a launch game, if at all.
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