AMD's Xbox One Design Win with Microsoft Reportedly Valued at Over $3 Billion - HotHardware
AMD's Xbox One Design Win with Microsoft Reportedly Valued at Over $3 Billion

AMD's Xbox One Design Win with Microsoft Reportedly Valued at Over $3 Billion

Despite Intel’s dominance in the PC chip market, AMD is not going away; far from it. Talking to them at CES, you could tell the AMD folks had a plan, and apparently the Xbox One was part of it. AMD chips underpin the new consoles, and according to GameSpot, the deal AMD struck with Microsoft for the Xbox One is valued at over $3 billion.

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Bob Feldstein, formerly AMD vice president of Strategic Development, had a (now deleted) note on his LinkedIn profile stating that AMD developed a “custom silicon solution” for the gaming console. “This required the coordination of multiple functional teams within AMD, as well as regular customer meetings with leadership teams responsible for handling the challenges of complex, multi-year deals”, he wrote.

Feldstein post

Feldstein, interestingly, is reportedly now at NVIDIA, serving as the vice president of Technology Licensing. According to GameSpot, NVIDIA confirmed that the post was actually written by AMD director of business information Ben Allen; it’s since been removed, although GameSpot snagged a screenshot of the post (pictured above).
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I'm glad to see them getting some love from a big customer.

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Finally AMD processor get some love on the console. That should help them for years to come against Intel dominance.

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As I understand it, the only games that will play on the Playstation 4 are those that are designed specifically for it. No backwards compatibility to play Playstation 3 games and certainly not Playstation 2. I kept my old Playstation 3's (I have two of them,) specifically because they could play my library of Playstation 2 games plus the newer Playstation 3 games.  So now if anyone 'upgrades' to the Playstation 4, they have to sell all their Playstation 3 games to Gamestop? Not me. I enjoy playing what I have. I've upgraded the 3's with SSD's for larger and faster performance (especially cut scenes). The promos for the Playstation 4 games just don't make me want to throw everything else away and go out and get a new console.

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