[Beowulf] El Reg: AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed May 8 02:29:45 PDT 2013

On May 6, 2013, at 3:17 AM, Christopher Samuel wrote:

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> On 04/05/13 16:32, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> Purportedly, there will be something resembling the PS4 architecture
>> for the PC market. That would be an APU with 8 cores and stacked
>> memory.
> Also interesting that Microsofts next XBox (720) will also be AMD,
> with similar specs to the PS4.

Seems like a lifeline for AMD. Question is why they can deliver it  
that cheap knowing they're a full generation behind intel.
The first ps3 incarnation had a max power usage of around a 380 watt.  
Maybe that's why Sony doesn't care?

In itself the total number of customers that potentially can buy from  
you has increased dramatically, meanwhile they sold
less playstations than their first incarnations.

I see a report of 77 million were sold by januari 2013. That's a lot  
less if we take into account sales of PS1 and PS2,
and especially fact that market has grown significantly.

Sony CEO maybe still living in past times? I bet he could get a chip  
from AMD dirt cheap - yet it'll eat massive power.

> http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/70724- 
> microsofts-xbox-720-is-aligned-with-sonys-playstation-4
> # Meanwhile, the Xbox 720 (Next) is reportedly powered by an
> # AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz GPU and 8GB
> # of DDR3 RAM.
> Of course being in a console doesn't mean a lot for success, just
> look at Cell..
> cheers,
> Chris
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