Xbox vNext Confirmed To Be Powered By AMD Chips

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Xbox 720 Durango GPU

We have seen many reports in the past pointing towards AMD based CPU/GPU combination in Microsoft’s Xbox vNext. Today, Bloomberg confirmed via its sources that Xbox vNext is indeed powered by AMD chips. The new developer platform will be based on familiar x86 architecture powered by AMD system-on-a-chip that combines powerful “Jaguar” central processing units with graphics chips. This will enable game developers to easily create games across platforms with ease.

Microsoft is expected to detail Xbox developer platform in June at BUILD conference and to reveal Xbox vNext details in a separate event planned in May.

Source: Bloomberg



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  • Joe_HTH

    “s. The new developer platform will be based on familiar x86 architecture
    powered by AMD system-on-a-chip that combines powerful “Jaguar” central
    processing units”

    LOL! There is absolutely nothing powerful about that chip. It would be far more powerful with tradition IBM CPU and AMD GPU. Don’t even describe an AMD Jaguar SOC as being powerful. It might be more powerful than the Xbox 360, but not nearly as powerful as it would have been if they stuck with the same setup as the 360, only with more cores.

    • ZappyKins

      Sad, but seems to be true. I hope we are pleasantly surprised when they have their reveal.

    • ZeroNoise

      we don’t rly know anything about jaguar yet but if this is done right the devs might be able to offset some graphics to the apu from the main video card. meaning an overall increase in performance…We can’t judge until we actually know all the details.
      edit: PS4 is also using jaguar so this is highly competitive

    • Bloob

      Actually, those are pretty good chips, and they’ll be customized for consoles.

  • rick roll

    Wait….how is that a confirmation? That’ getting “confirmation” from some guy I met on the street who knows a guy that has a brother that works in the department at Microsoft.

  • http://twitter.com/EXboxNick Nick Stone

    this sounds just like ps4 bullshit, not Xbox! If it’s AMD its off to PC games from now on! No lie!

  • http://twitter.com/FedFanForever Alex

    No way Microsoft is Intel all the way baby!

  • Zeehunter

    Confirmation .. Lolzz
    MS hasn’t announced anything