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Editorial It's Sony, Not AMD in GeForce Titan's Crosshair

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Could be true. With 4K TVs going mainstream this year we're going to need to some powerful cards. Maybe Sony are gonna market their new 4K TVs with the new playstation.
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Could be true. With 4K TVs going mainstream this year (??) we're going to need to some powerful cards. Maybe Sony are gonna market their new 4K TVs with the new playstation.
4K TV going mainstream this year? What planet are you living on? The first country to even begin tests with broadcast 4K TV is Japan and is only planed from mid next year. Besides 4K means that consoles can output 4K videos not 4K games. For that you need some monster power.
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XBOX 720's GPU Specifications leaked online.

this gpu is rumoured able to do 2x, 4x and even 8x MSAA. what a beast console box.
i wonder what gpu specification inside the playstation 4 is.

so, i understand why nvidia seems so desperate releasing their titan.
Sounds like something in-between a 7770 and a 7850 size wise, with lowered clocks and extra embedded memory.
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Actually, a pair of 8870 should, beat K110, going by the 85% of a GTX 690, why, because dual 7970 Ghz are already, better or equal than GTX 690, and 6970 < 7870, so 7970 < 8870......i'm sure you get it.
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Actually, a pair of 8870 should, beat K110, going by the 85% of a GTX 690, why, because dual 7970 Ghz are already, better or equal than GTX 690, and 6970 < 7870, so 7970 < 8870......i'm sure you get it.
Not a direct comparison -- 6xxx->7xxx was a change from VLIW5 (I think) to GCN. 7xxx->8xxx will just be a revision of GCN.
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This makes sense

E3 2012. Nvidias main partners to GRID were GaiKai and Samsung.

Sony buys Gaikai and isnt using Nvidia GPU in PS4

GRID has to re-structure and after 1yr plus its still on trial runs but now only in China.

Since Nvidia decided to expand into mobile Samsung backed out and currently only LG is partner with them from Smart TV manufacturers.

Nvidia is probably also upset Tegra 4 is a dud so far. First comparisons barely compete with A6. Not to mention all the new SoCs from SECs Samsungs Octa and Qualcomms 800 series.
Project Grey after 2yrs plus of touting its almost ready is still a +1 chip to T4 and only integrated with the old slow and over priced Tegra 3. Plus they lost the new Nexus contract and Windows Surface to Qualcomm.

They also seam not to be selling many Tesla units as expected to goverment agencies

ElcomSoft: Nvidia Tesla K20 Beats a Dual GPU Configuration in Password Cracking

So selling inventory this way is a good way to make money.
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I thought Ps4 will use AMD too, no?


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I thought Ps4 will use AMD too, no?
I believe something was floating around that said that "Orbis" had a custom APU in it and that it was an AMD chip. How true this is, I'm not sure, but it definitely cuts costs on producing the platform having the GPU and CPU all in one package. That eliminates a lot of other components you would otherwise need on the motherboard. Performance isn't the only consideration here. To be competitive you need to keep the cost of your product low and I'm sure with the position AMD is in financially, they're more than willing to make a deal with companies who have specific needs and are willing to gamble with AMD. At least, many would call it a gamble. I would call it smart for Sony and good for AMD. Seeing Intel control the CPU market and nVidia control the GPU market isn't a win for consumers. AMD going under would be bad for the industry imho and I think Sony understands that AMD needs help and that they're good at making a decent product for a low price.

Also nVidia doesn't have a powerful CPU to offer a decent APU-like device to Sony like AMD can so this makes perfect sense imo.

nVidia makes a powerful GPU but I don't think that is what Sony is primarily looking for.