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AMD is most likely Producing the Nintendo NX's SoC

AMD is most likely Producing the Nintendo NX's SoC

AMD is most likely Producing the Nintendo NX's SoC

AMD is most likely Producing the Nintendo NX's SoC 

 

AMD is the manufacturer behind most of today's console gaming, creating the SoC's behind the Xbox One, PS4 and even the GPU behind Nintendo's Wii U. 

AMD has announced  that they now have a 3rd Semi-custom SoC contract, which considering the first 2 are the Xbox One and PS4 likely means that AMD has just gained themselves a new console deal. We know that Nintendo is producing a new console, codenamed the NX, which Nintendo hopes will be able to regain what they have lost in recent years with the release of the Wii U.   

 

AMD is most likely Producing the Nintendo NX's SoC  

One problem that the Wii U currently faces is a lack of 3rd party support, which is in part due to the fact that the Wii U is not use an x86 CPU and also due to the fact that their console is less powerful. These factors make the Wii U a much more difficult console to develop games for alongside the PS4 and Xbox One, which combined with it's lower market presence has led most developers to simply ignore the console. 

If Nintendo has made their new console with an AMD based SoC, they will have a much easier time to gain 3rd party support, especially if their new console is more powerful than Sony's PS4. Neither Microsoft or Sony wish to develop a new console after releasing the Xbox One and PS4, so if Nintendo can pull something more powerful out of the bag, we don't expect Sony or Microsoft to respond with an new Next-next gen console. 

 

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17-07-2015, 09:34:35

Dicehunter
Would be good to see Nvidia do something in this market as it would be quite interesting to see how well they could make console chips.Quote

17-07-2015, 10:56:25

Damien c
Would be interesting to see if Nintendo if it is them, insist on all games hitting 1080p 60fps something which the current consoles cannot do on every game.

I still think Nintendo should avoid making consoles to go up against with Playstation and Xbox and instead should just focus on software and hand held machines.Quote

17-07-2015, 13:33:07

NeverBackDown
Don't think it'll be more powerful than PS4 tbh, probably closer to xb1 but maybe a better memory architecture instead of the DDR3 for everything like the xb1 designQuote

17-07-2015, 14:10:36

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Don't think it'll be more powerful than PS4 tbh, probably closer to xb1 but maybe a better memory architecture instead of the DDR3 for everything like the xb1 design
In a press release Nintendo stated they are not aiming to compete with the 8th gen consoles in terms of raw power, Which was a tad disappointing to hear.Quote

17-07-2015, 14:17:42

barnsley
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
In a press release Nintendo stated they are not aiming to compete with the 8th gen consoles in terms of raw power, Which was a tad disappointing to hear.
Not really. Nintendo know that the market for 'hardcore' consoles would be hard to enter. We don't need another console in that space.

Their position in the market is a monopoly for them. I mean, they'll have to move into competing with the 'hardcore' consoles once the nostalgia of mario/pokemon dries up. Not like it ever would.Quote
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