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#21ClouddxPosted 3/8/2014 9:07:00 AM
BambooPandamo posted...
NVidia burned several bridges with Sony and Microsoft. As much as I like their GPUs, the way they handled their business with the PS3 and Xbox 360 left a sour taste on the console manufacture's mouths. Doubt you're interested in the backstory, but with that kind of bad relationship AMD didn't have to try hard to get the deals.


You got that wrong, Nvidia chose not to work with microsoft or sony.
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#22YOeastonYOPosted 3/8/2014 9:13:06 AM
Clouddx posted...
BambooPandamo posted...
NVidia burned several bridges with Sony and Microsoft. As much as I like their GPUs, the way they handled their business with the PS3 and Xbox 360 left a sour taste on the console manufacture's mouths. Doubt you're interested in the backstory, but with that kind of bad relationship AMD didn't have to try hard to get the deals.


You got that wrong, Nvidia chose not to work with microsoft or sony.


So they say
#23SampsonMPosted 3/8/2014 9:38:53 AM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
SampsonM posted...
NVIDIA didn't want the console contract, it's very low profit margin.

NVIDIA is focusing on PC gaming and Android gaming, which is going to be a lot bigger than people think and could ultimately destroy traditional consoles (I know this is hearsay, but remember this post five years from now).


Nvidia's efforts with Tegra 4 have been miserable. Only a handful of OEMs are picking it up, and not even the big names in the tablet market, like Samsung or ASUS. What, the Surface 2 from MS? No one wants that.


Check out the Tegra K1.

And it's not about tablets, it's about Android-powered consoles. Like Amazon and Google's upcoming boxes, or Huawei's efforts in China.
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#24HardcoreFtwPosted 3/8/2014 9:52:15 AM
AMD seem like a real winner this gen for consoles..
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#25ClouddxPosted 3/8/2014 10:06:20 AM
HardcoreFtw posted...
AMD seem like a real winner this gen for consoles..


Cept, not really. Nvidia chose not to work on any consoles. Essentially giving AMD their scraps.
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#26Colonel_Romeo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 2:46:43 PM
Clouddx posted...
HardcoreFtw posted...
AMD seem like a real winner this gen for consoles..


Cept, not really. Nvidia chose not to work on any consoles. Essentially giving AMD their scraps.


And may I ask who you received this info from? was it Nvidia..
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#27DV8ingSourcesPosted 3/8/2014 2:52:48 PM
Colonel_Romeo posted...
Clouddx posted...
HardcoreFtw posted...
AMD seem like a real winner this gen for consoles..


Cept, not really. Nvidia chose not to work on any consoles. Essentially giving AMD their scraps.


And may I ask who you received this info from? was it Nvidia..


Nvidia was asked apparently but AMD offered a better deal. So yes AMD is in all the machines but they probably aren't making a ton of money per chip. When dealing with bulk, often a company will sacrifice a large portion of profits just to stay busy and relatively stable.
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#28Colonel_Romeo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 3:08:08 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Colonel_Romeo posted...
Clouddx posted...
HardcoreFtw posted...
AMD seem like a real winner this gen for consoles..


Cept, not really. Nvidia chose not to work on any consoles. Essentially giving AMD their scraps.


And may I ask who you received this info from? was it Nvidia..


Nvidia was asked apparently but AMD offered a better deal. So yes AMD is in all the machines but they probably aren't making a ton of money per chip. When dealing with bulk, often a company will sacrifice a large portion of profits just to stay busy and relatively stable.


DV8 the gawd that helped me build my last pc what should I go with between the 290 and the 780 at a 500$ price point?
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#29DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/8/2014 3:26:52 PM
godplaysSNES posted...
BambooPandamo posted...
To the folks saying AMD has a stronghold in consoles, who cares?

They're selling them by the bulk and Intel wasn't interested in a bidding war with them. In the end AMD gets to supply the CPU and GPU for all 3 consoles, they've must gotten desperate to give them a low number.

Nothing will change, AMD will remain inferior in CPU single threads and GPU Drivers.


Or it's so simple that AMD was the only one that could provide what they wanted. Nvidia could have provided a GPU, but no CPU. Intel could have provided a CPU, but a slow GPU.


nVidia could have provided a SOC design, or worked with them to make an APU. It is quite likely that Sony just didn't want to invest the money for nVidia's costs, and went with the cheaper option.
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#30DarkZV2BetaPosted 3/8/2014 3:29:25 PM
BambooPandamo posted...
NVidia burned several bridges with Sony and Microsoft. As much as I like their GPUs, the way they handled their business with the PS3 and Xbox 360 left a sour taste on the console manufacture's mouths. Doubt you're interested in the backstory, but with that kind of bad relationship AMD didn't have to try hard to get the deals.

In any case it doesn't change the reality that AMD's garbage tier processor won't save them from being further crippled in the desktop PC world. Off top of my head their Bulldozer line has been a massive failure and forced out their CEO 2 years ago.


I don't get where people got this silly idea. Sony is still working with nVidia. No bridges burned. It's GeForce Grid that's powering PlayStation Now, and it's nVidia's network infrastructure in Vita Remote Play.
Didn't Sony also license PhysX as part of their PS4 SDK?
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