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Solid-Snack Apr 8, 13
bet you to it
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thecrud Apr 8, 13
In my personal use of AMD over the years I have liked the price but have been generally disappointed with performance.
I hope this is not going to be Microsoft's experience.
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unknown Apr 8, 13
actually for anything that is heavily multithreaded, as any game or graphics intensive software is by nature, AMD is better suited for it, as their architecture is set up for higher bandwidth, and is designed for the purpose of handle several heavy loaded threads at once, where as Intel has always been geared for higher process per minute in a single threaded environment, meaning if it is a process per lane of code execution, it will do more, but can not really beef itself up to handle the large bandwidth multi process per lane work loads.
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THM Apr 8, 13
AMD, the future of next gen consoles??? God only knows???
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tekmosis Apr 8, 13
With x86 architecture it essentially makes the next generation of games, PC games. It makes me wonder if we'll start seeing pirated, and playable PS4/Xbox720 games on the PC; this would explain MS's reasoning for "always on".
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DragoniteBallZ Apr 8, 13
AMD makes decent processors but they are not very reliable. =\
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lKasHl Apr 8, 13
quote unknown
actually for anything that is heavily multithreaded, as any game or graphics intensive software is by nature, AMD is better suited for it, as their architecture is set up for higher bandwidth, and is designed for the purpose of handle several heavy loaded threads at once, where as Intel has always been geared for higher process per minute in a single threaded environment, meaning if it is a process per lane of code execution, it will do more, but can not really beef itself up to handle the large bandwidth multi process per lane work loads.
^This. Its a shame that in the PC world, until now, there hasn't been a practical use for it since designer programs went GPGPU and all other applications are optimised to run across dual threads, or 4 at most, which suits Intel well. 8 core is looking like it'll be mainstream for gaming now.


quote tekmosis
With x86 architecture it essentially makes the next generation of games, PC games. It makes me wonder if we'll start seeing pirated, and playable PS4/Xbox720 games on the PC; this would explain MS's reasoning for "always on".
It'll definitely make homebrew stuff easier thats for sure. As far as running PS4/720 games straight on the PC, not really, graphic drivers need to be optimised for the games otherwise it'll be a never ending nightmare of BSOD's. The file formats will also likely be different.
That said emulation will be a real possibility, but given how cheap it'll be for devs to port/develop for PC now, I doubt they'll want to miss the opportunity of releasing titles for PC and getting 'free profit'
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VeGiTAX2 Apr 8, 13
quote DragoniteBallZ
AMD makes decent processors but they are not very reliable. =\
Pretty sure you forgot the massive troll face unless you were referencing an AMD from about a decade ago. In general pretty much every company producing x86 or ARM processors hasn't had much of a reliability issue at all. Think the most recent scandals revolved around NVIDIA actually.

This would be about the equivalent of saying you need $3000 to make a gaming PC, it's a painfully outdated statement.
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DragoniteBallZ Apr 9, 13
Actually yes I am referencing the AMD processors from a decade ago.
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Roy Apr 10, 13
Never really been a fan of AMD processors, since I have been used to Intel processors and they seem to be pretty decent. I wonder which AMD processor will be used for the Xbox Durango?
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DragoniteBallZ Apr 10, 13
I cant imagine they will go any more than a modified quad core FX. But AMD makes cheap high end processors. Their 8 cores standalone go for as low as $200(MSRP). If anything that will be what may justify a $500+ price point on the console.
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