Report: Next PlayStation features AMD GPU, x64 CPU architecture, touch controller



Chalk up another potential win for AMD. The latest report on the next PlayStation console (courtesy of Kotaku), allegedly codenamed “Orbis,” puts AMD at the heart of both CPU and GPU: an eight core AMD64 CPU and an AMD R10XX GPU are said to drive the system. That’s at least the dev kit that the site’s tipster has as of right now, but those specs – yes, even biggies like these – could change completely by retail availability. Should AMD remain the CPU/GPU manufacturer, both Nintendo’s Wii U and the next PlayStation will be powered by AMD chips; not too shabby for a company that’s been bleeding talent. The rumors we’ve seen of the next Xbox also point to x64 architecture, but it’s unclear whether that’ll be supplied by AMD or another manufacturer. If those rumors pan out however, it would mean that a single unified architecture would power two of the major gaming consoles as well your laptop and desktop – something that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. (And would open up a world of possibilities.)