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re: What’s under the hood of Sony's PS4?
rwik78   2/26/2013 7:49:47 AM
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Yoshida, very interesting BOM... AMD, not Intel?

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re: What’s under the hood of Sony's PS4?
junko.yoshida   2/26/2013 12:40:07 PM
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Correct. It's AMD.

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re: What’s under the hood of Sony's PS4?
selinz   2/26/2013 5:18:17 PM
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That's clearly a big deal for AMD. I've often chose AMD alternatives over the years as they seem to provide better value.

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pica0   2/26/2013 7:58:05 PM
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Yes, AMD delivers good value. December2010 I bought a new workstation equipped with an AMD PhenomII 1075T, 16GB ECC RAM, an high end ASUS board, and 5 1T disks (boot + 4 as RAID 5 fake raid), an passively cooled ASUS AMD 5570 video card and an silent CPU cooler all in a Fractal Design Define case. I paid less than €1000 for it. Even today I would pay more to get an Intel based system with comparable specs. Choosing Intel I have to use Xeon processors to get official ECC RAM support. But I am not AMD only, a few month ago a chosed an Intel Core i3-2367M based laptop for my wife.

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tritchie   2/26/2013 7:59:36 PM
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AMD's semicustom business is the pure gold nugget that people forget about when they start bashing AMD. They are loaded with all the leading IP and significan integration capability...

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asianews   2/26/2013 8:52:44 PM
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win for Taiwan foundry over Global Foundry as well.

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neilrieck   2/27/2013 12:27:18 PM
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This is the first time I've ever seen a computer system using GDDR technology as main memory which makes me wonder if AMD has also built a custom memory controller. Also, take a look at those CAV specs for the optical drive. Rumor has it that the XBOX-720 (a.k.a. Durango) will also shift to x86.

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re: What’s under the hood of Sony's PS4?
neilrieck   2/27/2013 12:32:44 PM
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I am a huge fan of Intel and employ two Core-i7 PC systems in my home. But game manufacturers are going to this 8-core AMD CPU for one reason only: cost. Don't forget that the price of a new game consoles is usually the price of a mid-to-high end PC graphics card. For me, game consoles always set the bar a little higher for PCs

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re: What’s under the hood of Sony's PS4?
bobbytsai   2/27/2013 6:10:27 PM
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their graphic aib already uses gddr5 on mid-high end card. typically have 4-6 64bit interfaces. this is an evolution of those i/fs



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