Sony's PlayStation 4 will be powered by a semi-custom AMD accelerated processing unit designed for high-volume media, technology company AMD announced today.
The PS4 is the first product AMD has created for another company using semi-custom APUs. Both Sony and AMD collaborated on creation of the APU, which includes an 8-core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" CPU and a Radeon-based graphics engine running a 1.84 TFLOPS chip.
According to AMD, the company utilized the same technology design "roadmap" for its PCs, notebooks and tablets when designing the PS4's APU.
"This unique APU architecture enables game developers to easily harness the power of parallel processing to fundamentally change the console gaming experience," vice president of global communications and industry marketing John Taylor wrote on the company's blog. "Not only creating the opportunity for new possibilities in software design, but also faster and more fluid graphics."
AMD will provide more information on its involvement with Sony and PS4 at the 2013 Game Developers Conference, to be held in San Francisco March 25-29.
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