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AMD to provide Sony with both the CPU and GPU for the PS4, Sony ditching the cell processor

Posted by: Ahmed Al-Dajani 01/Mar/2012
Sony won't use the cell processor nor any possible successor to the chipset for their next gen console, the PS4. A Rumor surfaced on kotaku that AMD will provide Sony with both the CPU and GPU for the PS3's successor.  
 
 
 
Another rumor that corroborates Kotaku's claims, came from Richard Leadbetter (Digital Foundry Director) who claims that he heard from a reputable source that Sony forthcoming console is "essentially a PC":  
"I recently heard from a reputable source that the forthcoming Sony console is "essentially a PC" in terms of its technological make-up and in this sense, an AMD collaboration on the CPU holds many attractions - for the first time since the launch of the original Xbox, we could well be seeing an x86 processor in a console. It may be hard to imagine that the company that brought us the Cell would be embracing PC tech so wholeheartedly, but a look at the make-up of Vita suggests a fundamental shift in the way Sony builds its consoles in the wake of Ken Kutaragi's departure.  
It's not about exotic, groundbreaking hardware anymore, it's all about creating the best possible games machine with an enviable set of development tools - and it's an approach that has already yielded results. While PlayStation Vita may lack a stand-out killer app, I still think that it's set the bar in terms of overall quality and quantity over and above any console launch I've seen in over 21 years in the business. Extrapolating that same philosophy towards PlayStation 4 makes a PC-style approach to Sony's next console seem very likely indeed."  
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