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07-21-11, 06:10 PM
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I was pretty excited this past week to hear the rumor from hardocp (http://hardocp.com/) that AMD will be the GPU choice on all three next generation consoles (http://www.gamephys.com/game-physics/rumor-amd-will-be-the-gpu-choice-on-all-three-next-generation-consoles/). This is pretty big news for game physics as it puts NVIDIA and the future of PhysX in a tough spot. Now hardocp (http://hardocp.com/) is reporting that that the CPU in the next-gen Xbox may be an AMD Fusion Bulldozer variant APU instead of the reported IBM cell processor. Not only is this a huge win for AMD if it is true but it could also mean a HUGE win for video game physics. If a Bulldozer Fusion APU with integrated Radeon graphics was used as the main CPU and paired with a discrete GPU, it could possibly leave the on-board GPU to be used exclusively for OpenCL physics processing.

From [H]ardOCP (http://hardocp.com/news/2011/07/20/next_generation_console_hardware_update):

We reported earlier this month in our ‚??E3 Rumors on Next Generation Console Hardware (http://hardocp.com/article/2011/07/07/e3_rumors_on_next_generation_console_hardware/)‚?? article that Microsoft‚??s next-gen Xbox would likely be sporting a new IBM cell processor, although we did suggest that was not written in stone. We are hearing this week that AMD has very likely locked up the whole shebang with a Fusion Bulldozer variant APU. This of course will be a huge win for AMD.

Source (http://hardocp.com/news/2011/07/20/next_generation_console_hardware_update)

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Rumor: AMD will be the GPU choice on all three next generation consoles (http://www.gamephys.com/game-physics/rumor-amd-will-be-the-gpu-choice-on-all-three-next-generation-consoles/)
Dark Void PhysX Gameplay Performance and IQ From [H]ardOCP (http://www.gamephys.com/game-physics/dark-void-physx-gameplay-performance-and-iq-from-hardocp/)
No PhysX Enabled Dark Void PC Demo Planned (http://www.gamephys.com/game-physics/no-physx-enabled-dark-void-pc-demo-planned/)



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cmsmith
07-22-11, 01:56 PM
Fantastic win and great news for AMD. Certainly validates the APU theory. This will help to level the playing field as well.

If this is true. Emphasis on 'if'.