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Is there a reason next-gen consoles went with AMD over Intel?

#1runromPosted 11/28/2013 4:37:51 PM
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#2daemon_danPosted 11/28/2013 4:39:37 PM
cheaper
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#3fataliPosted 11/28/2013 4:54:06 PM
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#4Orestes417Posted 11/28/2013 4:58:18 PM
Strength of the APU package was also very likely a strong consideration
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#5Gojak_v3Posted 11/28/2013 5:07:17 PM(edited)
daemon_dan posted...
cheaper


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If Intel and Nvidia were cheaper they would have went with them. They are likely taking a loss with each console sale so minimizing that is important.
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#6godplaysSNESPosted 11/28/2013 5:16:17 PM
Microsoft's and Intel's partnership for the Xbox 1 didn't really have a happy ending
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#7ATARIJAWAPosted 11/28/2013 5:35:56 PM
Neither company was willing to take a loss on the hardware like they were in past generations. Hence 2 new vastly underpowered consoles. The ps3 and 360 were way more powerful for their time at launch than the new ones are.
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#8JKatarnPosted 11/28/2013 5:44:45 PM
ATARIJAWA posted...
Neither company was willing to take a loss on the hardware like they were in past generations. Hence 2 new vastly underpowered consoles. The ps3 and 360 were way more powerful for their time at launch than the new ones are.


Compared to what? A high-end PC? Of course they're not going to compare favorably in the PC arena, but compared with the 360/PS3 they're a sizable leap (even though the launch games might not make that apparent). The GPUs are leagues beyond the relatively ancient Geforce 7800/Radeon X1800 variants in the previous generation. Also, it wouldn't make sense to try to compete with high-end gaming rigs (from a cost, size, heat generation etc. standpoint) considering the age of the hardware in the previous generation.
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#9Gojak_v3Posted 11/28/2013 5:55:20 PM
JKatarn posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
Neither company was willing to take a loss on the hardware like they were in past generations. Hence 2 new vastly underpowered consoles. The ps3 and 360 were way more powerful for their time at launch than the new ones are.


Compared to what? A high-end PC? Of course they're not going to compare favorably in the PC arena, but compared with the 360/PS3 they're a sizable leap (even though the launch games might not make that apparent). The GPUs are leagues beyond the relatively ancient Geforce 7800/Radeon X1800 variants in the previous generation. Also, it wouldn't make sense to try to compete with high-end gaming rigs (from a cost, size, heat generation etc. standpoint) considering the age of the hardware in the previous generation.


Did you just stop reading his post where you bolded or something?
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#10ATARIJAWAPosted 11/28/2013 6:21:43 PM
Gojak_v3 posted...
JKatarn posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
Neither company was willing to take a loss on the hardware like they were in past generations. Hence 2 new vastly underpowered consoles. The ps3 and 360 were way more powerful for their time at launch than the new ones are.


Compared to what? A high-end PC? Of course they're not going to compare favorably in the PC arena, but compared with the 360/PS3 they're a sizable leap (even though the launch games might not make that apparent). The GPUs are leagues beyond the relatively ancient Geforce 7800/Radeon X1800 variants in the previous generation. Also, it wouldn't make sense to try to compete with high-end gaming rigs (from a cost, size, heat generation etc. standpoint) considering the age of the hardware in the previous generation.


Did you just stop reading his post where you bolded or something?


I think he did.
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