Xbox Boss talks partnership with AMD for future platforms

Throughout AMD’s keynote tackle at CES 2019, Microsoft’s head of gaming Phil Spencer got here on stage and briefly mentioned a with AMD that will contain “ platforms.”

Talking of AMD, Spencer mentioned, “As we look ahead to platforms that we’re constructing and work that we’re doing, the partnerships and the improvements that we’ve seen prior to now have led to what we’ve been capable of do at present, I feel they’re going to be critically vital to our future endeavors. I’m actually wanting ahead to exhibiting these to folks extra sooner or later.”

Whereas Spencer didn’t outright say that the following would use AMD know-how, it appears extremely seemingly AMD will provide the APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) for Microsoft’s subsequent gaming field. In spite of everything, AMD offered semi-custom AMD APUs primarily based on its Jaguar microarchitecture for Xbox One and Xbox One S whereas an upgraded model of this APU was used for  Xbox One X. AMD equally provides Sony with APUs for the PlayStation four household of consoles.

Whereas no specifics for the following Xbox have been introduced, Microsoft did reveal the identical crew that made Xbox One X is “deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles” throughout its E3 2018 press convention.

Rumors counsel the following Xbox run will truly be a household of units codenamed Scarlet, with newer rumors saying the 2 containers are codenamed Anaconda and Lockhart. Whereas one is about to be extra reasonably priced and the opposite intends to be a graphics powerhouse, each are anticipated to launch by vacation 2020. AMD additionally introduced its Radeon VII GPU at CES 2019.

The reveal of a brand new Xbox and PlayStation are a number of the largest rumors going into 2019, although it’s up for debate when precisely PlayStation 5 ought to launch.

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