Originally Posted by Cold Storm
Nvidia showed off "shield".. So, AMD knows that they probably need to work on the branching aspect as well.. They even lost a good amount last year... They probably believe it's better to wait a year than to just throw something out, then slash prices left and right to try and "sell" what units they've projected to sell..
[just my 2 cents]
When Nvidia revealed Project Shield it was a double edge sword. They wanted to gain credibility with Project Shield since they didnt secure any of the 3 console contracts but they ended up hurthing themselves.
The fact that Tegra 4 needed a passive heat-sink turned off a few potential buyers from the mobile industry. They since lost Nexus and Windows Surface contracts.
It didnt help much that Samsung Octa and Qualcomm new offering had a 40-60% performance increase and can do 4k. So whos going to take a risk on putting a Tegra 4 A15x4 that might need a heat-sink into there desing rather then a proven or the newer more power effecient SoC that are much faster. The Tegra 4 was already hurting going into SEC with rumour that it couldnt even compete with Apples A6. So they didnt do themselves any favors when they introduced Project Shield with a heat-sink on Tegra 4.