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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Partnership with AMD for “Future Platforms”

Aug 12, 2018
1,052
#1
During AMD’s CES press conference, Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer joined the graphics giant’s CEO Lisa Su on stage to talk about the partnership between the two companies.

“As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way.
You’re somebody that I respected a ton in this industry and I’ve seen the way you’ve led AMD, and I think having a partner like AMD that works so collaboratively with us on our future technology, but also as a cultural level I think fits so well, it’s awesome to have you as a partner.”
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“As we look forward to future platforms that we’re building and work that we’re doing, the partnership and the innovations that we’ve seen in the past have led to what we’ve been able to do today, I think they’re going to be critically important to our future endeavors.
I’m really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future.”
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#8
Basically no. Rumours and what 'leaks' we've had so far point to Sony continuing with AMD.
There's also the fact that Both Sony and MS have had a somewhat rocky relationship with Nvidia in their previous console efforts, so they'd probably not pick Nvidia as their first choice anyway.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,665
United Kingdom
#13
Is there any chance to see sony working with NVidia GPU-wise?
No. AMD is cheaper, has a better relationship with Sony and it makes back compat much more likely / easy for PS5.

Nvidia didn't exactly have good things to say about consoles after the PS3, it seemed like they were done with consoles and I'm sure Sony aren't fussed, as AMD did a much better job on PS4, than nvidia did on PS3.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#14
So are consoles keeping AMD's head above water or is that just appearances? Seems the PC side is always yawns and gloom when it comes to AMD.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#16
So are consoles keeping AMD's head above water or is that just appearances? Seems the PC side is always yawns and gloom when it comes to AMD.
AMD is a good fit for the consoles. They make CPUs and (good enough) GPUs and can make custom chips for the console makers. Thus the CPU and GPU can be combined into a single chip, reducing costs.
 

elenarie

Developer at DICE
Verified
Jun 10, 2018
1,515
#17
Is there any chance to see sony working with NVidia GPU-wise?
I'd imagine for the sake of simplicity and integration they'd want to stick to one vendor. AMD makes the most sense for that. Going green or blue would be a risky move in such case.
 

Suzushiiro

Banned
Member
Oct 27, 2017
515
Brooklyn, NY
#18
AMD is a good fit for the consoles. They make CPUs and (good enough) GPUs and can make custom chips for the console makers. Thus the CPU and GPU can be combined into a single chip, reducing costs.
Pretty much- Sony and MS are committed to x86 for the foreseeable future, and getting the company that already makes both x86 CPUs and GPUs as well as chips that combine the two to make a custom CPU+GPU chip for your console is a lot more sensible cost-wise than mixing and matching between different vendors. Similarly, Nintendo's gone with Nvidia for Switch because Nvidia's the only player in the ARM market right now who seems to have an interest in making chips for dedicated ARM-based gaming devices.
 
Aug 20, 2018
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#22
man...a thread for such 'news'....

i mean, isn't it as obvious as the sun is rising from the east.....? Nvidia is not interested in low-margin console business, Intel doesn't have a mature GPU solution, so it's only pretty much AMD with a mature and reasonably cheap APU solution for the home console makers to use and they will continue to use it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#25
I mean, was there ever any doubt?

Will be interesting to see though, post-2020, if any console partners with Intel for its APU.