While the enthusiasts crowd in the PC industry favors competitor products over AMD’s, it was a pleasant surprise to see that AMD is now the processur used in PS4. Stated in the Press Release, the CPU is an x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores processor.
*Image taken from Lowyat.net – though not exactly related to this article. 😛
The GPU on the other hand, is also AMD based. The Press Release mentions that the GPU is capable of 1.84 TFLOPS, a next-generation Radeon™ based graphics engine with 8GB GDDR5 memory.
In those 2 aspects, it’s a lot higher than the HD 7970 GPU offers, which is 3GB GDDR5 Memory and 1.01 TFLOPS Double Precision compute power (with 4.3 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power though).
That said, goldfries.com thinks that AMD has something good up their sleeves, as mentioned in our Facebook status update. And to add to that, looks like it’s going really positive for AMD with potentially billions to make!
Intel and nVidia will be on their toes.