Quantcast
Report: Next Xbox to use x86 AMD chip - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Report: Next Xbox to use x86 AMD chip


11:30 PM on 04.08.2013
Next XboxReport: Next Xbox to use x86 AMD chip photo



Bloomberg is reporting that the next Xbox is set to use an x86 AMD chip. The anonymous source states that Microsoft will be adopting the AMD system-on-a-chip that combines "Jaguar" central processing units with graphics chips. With this move Microsoft would be dropping the IBM PowerPC tech used in the Xbox 360, which means the new system won't be backwards compatible, at least with current game discs.

The next PlayStation 4 is also using similar AMD tech. If this turns out to be true, then making multiplatform titles across the two next-gen consoles and PCs will be easier than ever before.

There's a rumored next Xbox reveal event in the works for May 21, so we'll know what Microsoft has planned soon.

Microsoft Said to Adopt AMD Chips for Next Xbox Console [Bloomberg]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Hardware

7:00 PM on 07.17.2014
NPD: PlayStation 4 the top-selling console in June

US Xbox One sales in June were more than double that of the console's sales in May thanks to a more competitively-priced SKU hitting the market, but PlayStation 4 took the number-one hardware spot for the month, according to ...more



6:30 PM on 07.17.2014
Contest: Win a Titan One cross-compatibility gaming device!

Our friends at ConsoleTuner have given us five of their new Titan One cross-compatibility devices to hand out to the Destructoid community! These things are incredibly awesome. Compatible with the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3...more



9:00 PM on 07.16.2014
Xbox One is indeed selling better without Kinect

The Xbox One has been selling better now that there's a Kinect-free version of the system available for $399, right in line with the PlayStation 4. You'd sure hope so! Microsoft isn't providing specifics but says "Since the n...more



View all Hardware






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more