ATI already won next XBox GPU deal?

lopri

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That isn't a surprise, but isn't XBox like a curse to NV/ATI? :D
 

Arglebargle

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It's important that they shoot high on their choices, as the next generation consoles will be strait jacketing game development for the five years after their release.
 

yh125d

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If true, and based on past timelines, this would probably be a 6xxx or 7xxx based part? (roughly, assuming xbox in 2012 or so)
 

DaveSimmons

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Makes sense, MS is never going to forgive nV for refusing to lower GPU prices over time for the xbox-1. nV made a little extra in the short term but hurt themselves in the long run.

PS4 will go with another nV part if Sony is smart and pays attention to the duct-tape success of the Wii (Cell 2.0 with more general-purpose cores, back-compatible nV card).

The GPU for both doesn't need to be more than maybe a 5850 class since resolution is limited to 1080p.
 

nitromullet

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The GPU for both doesn't need to be more than maybe a 5850 class since resolution is limited to 1080p.
Well, the consoles need to actually make it to 1080p first, and then add some AA/AF. Personally, I hope that they use something a little beefier than a 5850 so they can apply the aforementioned AA/AF to 1080p, plus have a little room to grow over the console's lifetime.
 

Wreckage

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Makes sense, MS is never going to forgive nV for refusing to lower GPU prices over time for the xbox-1. nV made a little extra in the short term but hurt themselves in the long run.
Is that why the Zune HD has a tegra chip in it?
 

tigersty1e

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THe more important news is that the current systems are good till 2012.

7 years for the 360 is looong.
 

thilanliyan

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What choice did MS have, AFAIK ATI has nothing comparable for handhelds.
I don't think many other companies have anything comparable either. nV has a great product in Tegra. However, I've heard Tegra 2 might not be a full SoC? Which IMO is getting away from what it should be if that is in fact the case.
 

yh125d

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but isn't XBox like a curse to NV/ATI? :D
No. Consoles are the bane of PC gamers because they dictate so much for us, but for the GPU manufacturers they are a gold mine


Design one good GPU with a good driver set and sell millions of units with little needed to be done after the initial release? Jackpot!
 

ibex333

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Ok since new gen consoles are coming, anyone want to sell me their OLD, soon to be OUTDATED, but working PS3 or Xbox360 in good condition for $100? :p
 

SHAQ

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This came out two months ago hence the date on the article.

If they produce these until 2012 they will be selling for $99 brand new by then. They will be a joke compared to a high-end PC.
 

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