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

#11Flaktrooper123Posted 11/28/2013 6:25:44 PM
Probably because they can just get a contract from a single company rather than two companies for both the processor and GPU.
#12ChromaticAngelPosted 11/28/2013 6:56:31 PM
nVidia's equivalent to AMD's APU, the Tegra, doesn't quite have "next gen" graphics. Tegra 5 (which is still a prototype) can barely run BF3. Over the course of the generation, when Tegra gets more and more bad ass, I expect at least one of the future consoles to be Tegra based. Probably the XBox, since the MS Surface RT already uses Tegra and they likely appreciate its value.
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#13KabtheMentatPosted 11/28/2013 7:04:04 PM(edited)
Yeah, I always thought they went AMD because of cost and because their APUs are further along.
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#14ATARIJAWAPosted 11/28/2013 7:07:56 PM
The steam machine announced Monday is $500.00 and has a better cpu (still a tablet version but more powerful than either console) and a r9 270. Kind of obvious that Microsoft and Sony skimped on the hardware if another company can build a console and sell it for the same price (as xbox. obvs Sony is $100 less) and have vastly better specs.
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#15ChromaticAngelPosted 11/28/2013 7:09:29 PM
XBox One costs as much as it does because of Kinect. If it wasn't in the box, it would be sold for the same price as a PS4.
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#16ARMs7777Posted 11/28/2013 7:40:46 PM(edited)
ATARIJAWA posted...
The steam machine announced Monday is $500.00 and has a better cpu (still a tablet version but more powerful than either console) and a r9 270. Kind of obvious that Microsoft and Sony skimped on the hardware if another company can build a console and sell it for the same price (as xbox. obvs Sony is $100 less) and have vastly better specs.


Steam box is a PC and has upgradable and removable parts. and steam box is only in its prototype stage Also the PS4 and XBox hardware was likely determine and the chips was being mass produced a year ago.