- March 10, 2012
- Written by Mark
We have been hearing rumors for the past year now that AMD GPU’s will be used in the next generation consoles however, aside from reports that the Xbox would use a Fusion variant of Bulldozer, we have not been hearing to much about the actual CPU that may be used. Now SemiAccurate claims that the Sony Playstation 4 will be an x86 CPU with an AMD GPU. This “completes the AMD clean sweep of all the next gen consoles.” We have been watching these rumors about the next-generation console hardware very closely since using all AMD hardware, especially the GPU would put NVIDIA and PhysX in an interesting spot since they would probably have to port PhysX to OpenCL or go completely CPU based, which as most people would agree is not a bad thing at all. Aside from the future of PhysX we will probably not start to see physics implemented into games on a larger scale than what we see now until the next-generation consoles are out so we are very eager to learn the capabilities of them.
From SemiAccurate – Sony Playstation 4 will be an x86 CPU with an AMD GPU:
With the current wave of Playstation 4 leaks, it is time to spill some of the beans on what we know about the console. The short story is that it completes the AMD clean sweep of all the next gen consoles.
Yes, you heard that right, multiple sources have been telling SemiAccurate for some time that AMD won not just the GPU as many are suggesting, but the CPU as well. Sony will almost assuredly use an x86 CPU for the PS4, and after Cell in the PS3, can you really blame them? While this may point to a very Fusion/Llano-like architecture we hear that is only the beginning.
For starters, you have an AMD Fusion type design, and the recently launched but underwhelming Bulldozer, coupled with a GCN/Southern Islands/HD7000 series core is a good start. If you look at the Bulldozer architecture, it does have some really creepy high level similarities to Cell, doesn’t it? SemiAccurate’s sources won’t spill the beans on the exact generation of CPU and GPU that are in the PS4, but we expect it to be a very customized version of an existing or near future design.
Tags: Sony Playstation 4, Sony Playstation 4 AMD CPU, Sony Playstation 4 AMD GPU, Sony Playstation 4 Physics, Sony Playstation 4 PhysX
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