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Rumor: AMD wins GPU bid for next Xbox console

Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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A report over on Fuzilla states that AMD / ATI has landed the GPU deal for the next generation Xbox console.

You all know that the GPU in the current 360 was made by the firm as well.

The report also states that the new console will be released in 2012 since the current economic crisis prevented a 2010 release, and that legacy games will be compatible with the system.

Keep all this filed as rumor until MS makes an announcement, folks.

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58 Comments

  1. blackdreamhunk

    yea I know seen the article

    yea too bad them consoles can’t keep a big company like AMD alive and well. AMD was so close to going bankuprt that they needed to steal money from Intel! The way microsoft have treating pc gamers lately should give pc gamer more reason to boycott AMD from the picture. The sooner AMD goes bankuprt the faster them consoles are going to go by by.

    yea I see bigger production costs game devs in the future. them consoles are going cost alot more money too. AMD needs to get their money so how lol

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Michael O'Connor

    “yea I see bigger production costs game devs in the future. them consoles are going cost alot more money too. AMD needs to get their money so how lol”

    As opposed to those $1000 gaming rigs you need just to play Crysis, amirite?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    a $200 and 4300 pc is alot more poweful than a console is.

    you see it’s like this when microsoft and actvision punish pc gamers and pc gaming. pc gamers punish the hardware companies. which in turn effects production costs for the whole pc industry.

    Did you know Invida’s stock went crashing after crysis lol

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    It’s about this time in console life cycles that the whispers of the next gen are to be heard. This gen more then any has still got a lot of legs left in it. I’m not really down with all this specation. But hey that’s just me

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Razor

    Makes sense. If I was Sony I’d go with them as well, especially if Nvidia are going to be abandoning higher end chips.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. blackdreamhunk

    this all means that game devs and console gaming is going to get more costly because microsoft and sony mess around with the food chain. I am sure companies will go bankuprt because of it too.

    lets face it the whole pc industry is going to feel what pc gamers feel. programs and hardware is going to go up in costs.them game devs don’t make games on consoles you know.

    AMD who was almust went bankuprt needs to get money from some where. They are no longer making enough money from pc gamers these days lol

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    As long as it uses a Pentium, because It’s All About The Pentiums right?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    “As opposed to those $1000 gaming rigs you need just to play Crysis, amirite?”

    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/build_a_500_pc_play_crysis_40fps

    Out by a factor of 2 O’Connor.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. mortiferus

    blackdreamhunk, you are a douchebag!!! If AMD goes belly up the only source for GPU’s for the forseeable future will be Intel you dumb fuck!

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/08/nvidia-stops-future-development-of-chipsets-until-it-settles-suit-with-intel/

    #9 6 years ago
  10. mortiferus

    I’m glad MS is sticking to ATI because, backwards compatibility aside, they really got it right with with Xenos. It has kept the 360 in or ahead of the game almost singlehandedly. I can’t wait to see what graphics will look like on the 360′s successor.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    LMAO 360 gpu is superior to PS3 gpu…

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Uncontested

    lol AMD saved itself by pulling this deal out of its ass thats for sure. Many analysts predicts AMD going under in the next few years.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. mortiferus

    Laugh harder theevilaires cause it’s true. I LOL @ your little LMAO. LOL motherfucker.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Syrok

    And I LOL@ all of you for caring too much and using LOL.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    …and I laugh out loud at you for laughing out loud and using the term LOL.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Syrok

    You’ve gone too far.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    :(

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Michael O'Connor

    “Out by a factor of 2 O’Connor.”

    It was sarcasm, mate.

    Point is, most people aren’t going to take the time to learn how to modify a PC’s innards when they can just go to the store, pick up a console, and plug it into their TV.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Gekidami

    If i remember correctly the 360 GPU is more powerful then the PS3′s one. Dosnt change much to the fact that the best looking games on console are on PS3 till now though.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. reask

    Gekidami said:

    If i remember correctly the 360 GPU is more powerful then the PS3’s one. Dosnt change much to the fact that the best looking games on console are on PS3 till now though.
    LMFAO.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    Show me a game that looks better then Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 or Heavy Rain on 360 and i’ll be more then happy to review your mighty 5 letter argument.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. freedoms_stain

    @18, yeah, the plug n play nature of the modern motherboard is a freakin nightmare.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    LMAO

    PS3-UC2,GoW3,HeavyRain,KZ2!

    Xbox360-Mass effect,?,?,?

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    Indeed, GoW3 looks like another unmatched game in terms of graphics.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    He can’t Gek because he’s too busy convincing himself Halo2.5 ODST is good…..love you Reask :D

    #25 6 years ago
  26. reask

    Gears looks every bit as good, to me any way.
    Alan Wake Splinter Cell Mass effect. And of course Halo 2.5 ODST. ;)

    #26 6 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    ATI is shit M$ wil repeat history by jumping the gun and their console will have the RRODjr. Hey M$ with better graphics and textures comes the need for more disc space….hmmm what are you going to be using…Blu-ray maybe, LMAO

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Michael O'Connor

    “Indeed, GoW3 looks like another unmatched game in terms of graphics.”

    God of War 3 just looks like God of War 2 running at a higher resolution.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    I hate to ask (I really, really do hate to ask)… but why is the idea of the xbox using blu-ray next gen funny? They’ll be able to go with double layer and six speed minimum from day one so it should work pretty well.

    Had HD-DVD or Blu-Ray been available a year or two earlier than they were it’s likely the 360 would have used one of them.

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Mike

    The worst thing that could happen to Sony is if MS go Blu Ray.

    It’ really will be game well and truly over competition-wise.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    I highly doubt the next Xbox will still be useing DVD’s thats for sure.

    And i dont know what version of GoW2 you were playing Michael but i totally want it. :D

    #31 6 years ago
  32. theevilaires

    LMAO O’Connor GoW2 looked so good at its time it but next gen 360 titles to shame in 2007

    #32 6 years ago
  33. The Hindle

    God of war 3 looked amazing six months ago, and they have been showing the same level of the game ever since. Imagine what it looks like now!!!

    #33 6 years ago
  34. SticKboy

    The next console cycle might be *announced* in 2012, but it sure as shit ain’t releasing that year. Not unless something overwhelmingly dramatic has happened in the last four months.

    MS will wait and see how Natal performs before firming up their next hardware roll-out. That’s their style, absolutely.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. DaMan

    it’s nuts how they say “current economic crisis prevented a 2010 release”. in any case, no way would X720/PS4 come out next year.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Edward Cullen

    @reask

    LFMFAFOF

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Phoenixblight

    @ Psycho

    It is funny because they will then need to pay SOny X amount of dollars per Next gen console. Sony owns the rights to Blu ray thats why it is funny. Its also why there was a HD vs Blu ray debate back in the day because MS was trying their damnest to enforce HD DVD but the Blu ray made out because of the amount of space it could handle. THe new DVD 9 with compression can handle 15 GBs where a Blu ray can have 25gb and a dual layer Blu ray can handle 50 GB.

    Thats why the whole Bluray and Xbox thing is funny atleast to me. Sony would be making bank off of Microsoft.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. BeastModeYMOB

    DAMN you said everything i was thinkin Phoenixblight!

    #38 6 years ago
  39. cachucha

    you people can’t be serious

    #39 6 years ago
  40. endgame

    only had time to read 2 comments. have to go out in town for a bit. but just so u know Michael. u can run crysis on medium settings on a 200$ rig.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. JonFE

    @Phoenixblight:

    If anything, Microsoft will have to pay royalties to the Blu-ray Disc Association not to Sony itself.

    Also, I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised to hear that royalty money are coming back and forth between these two companies for lots of reasons. For example, Blu-ray players must support the following video codecs: MPEG-2 part 2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1. Care to find out who owns VC-1? Microsoft. And I’m quite sure those Windows O/S’s supplied with Sony Vaio’s don’t come free.

    Finally, while it’s true that Microsoft released a HD-DVD add-on for the x360, it never pushed it as hard as you imply. And as Psycho said, if either format (BD-ROM or HD-DVD) was ready for mass production at the time MS would probably have used it.

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Phoenixblight

    Still JonFe even if Sony is a part of the association when do not know what party. Are they the majority holders? Wasn’t SOny the one that developed Bluray?

    Think though even if Xbox next gen has Blu ray do you think that Association is not gonna let them get off cheap, knowing those companies they will make MS pay top dollar to use Blu ray. MS may have to come out with its own physical way of transporting games. Whats scary is if they stick with DVDs….

    #42 6 years ago
  43. endgame

    oh, and Connor, some of the reasons for which some ppl prefer consoles to PCs are:
    1. they r f**king retards. because u know, it’s pretty easy to build a good and cheap pc.
    and 2. they r too rich to bother. why should they waste time with learning new and interesting stuff when they can just buy a console and grow fat on their couches. no wonder nintendo was labeling some as fat. doh. u f**king couch potatoes.

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Michael O'Connor

    Yeah, because you’re not going to get fat sitting in a chair glaring into a monitor…

    #44 6 years ago
  45. JonFE

    @Phoenixblight:

    MS will not stick with DVD’s, they will need a high capacity medium. However, I doubt the BDA will be able to charge MS much more than others for Blu-ray royalties without raising some commercial trade issues.

    In any case, lots of things could happen until 2012 and it’s really not our concern what MS might use in the x360 successor – at least until they officially announce it :)

    #45 6 years ago
  46. SticKboy

    RARRR! PC GAMER AM ANGRY!

    Cry more bitches, your platform is dying.

    #46 6 years ago
  47. pleasant_cabbage

    lol

    #47 6 years ago
  48. Michael O'Connor

    The people who scream that PC gaming is dead are just as bad as the BDH screaming about how its TEH MOSTEST AMAZINGEST PALTFORME EVAH!!!

    #48 6 years ago
  49. SticKboy

    You say that *now*, when I’ve already rented out a hearse?

    #49 6 years ago
  50. blackdreamhunk

    ahahahahaha more like consoles are dying lol ahahahahahahaha microsoft and sony likes big bright red numbers. console game devs like bankuptcy

    #50 6 years ago
  51. SticKboy

    Soon PCs will be made so that they physically can’t play games! Nobody plays PC games – people who do are just lying!

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Psychotext

    “However, I doubt the BDA will be able to charge MS much more than others for Blu-ray royalties without raising some commercial trade issues.”

    This is true, but I think a lot of people don’t realise that companies aren’t like their fanboys anyway. Microsoft and Sony collaborate on tons of things, and Microsoft tech is used in plenty of Sony gear without any problems. That’s aside from the fact that by 2012 you’ll likely be looking at drive royalties under $5 each. (They’re about $9.50 now, but that’ll drop over time… and then there’s the volume related discounts you’d be talking about with a new console).

    That’s ignoring the fact that the BDA is made up of 19 different companies on the board of directors, not just one.

    On a different note, BDH… you still haven’t commented on how you feel about Nvidia pulling out of the high / mid range PC gaming sector.

    #52 6 years ago
  53. blackdreamhunk

    Invida is on it’s death bed with out pc gaming after crysis their stock drop like a ton of bricks. In fact they did not make an income with out pc gaming.

    the costs of consoles are going to climb. production costs are going to climb for game devs.You see office pc companies are going to pay the snot for hardware. That is if their is even office computers in the future lol

    Invida is not a smart company, I would be suprised if they go bankuprt later on in the future.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. Hunam

    You make me embarrassed to be a PC gamer.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. blackdreamhunk

    my words are solid! my words come pass!how is them new consolescoming how about game devs going bankuprt!! ahahahahahaha fear 2,wolfenstin UT3 are flops.

    epic games are has been, lion head peter is a lier lol

    sony and microsoft likes big brigth red numbers

    ahahahaaha

    nintendo makes way more money than sony and microsoft

    because they know their place in the food chain.

    the japanese game market is a dead!

    EA once the must powerful company in gaming is a second rate company behide actvsion all because consoles.

    actvision income comes from WOW.

    how is gametop doing with the use game market!!! ahahahahaha

    #55 6 years ago
  56. Whizzo

    For someone who espouses the PC as a gaming platform so much it’s a little odd your keyboard is obviously broken.

    #56 6 years ago
  57. blackdreamhunk

    well maybe you can show me how enlighten you are ahahahaha

    #57 6 years ago
  58. Psychotext

    smh

    #58 6 years ago

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  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

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  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

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  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

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  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

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  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

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  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

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  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

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  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

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  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

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  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

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  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

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  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

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  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

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  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

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  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

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  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

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  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

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  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

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  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

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  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

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  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

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  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

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  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

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  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

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  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

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  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

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  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

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  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

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  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

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  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

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  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

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  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

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  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

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  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

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  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

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  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

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  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

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  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

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  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

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  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

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  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

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