Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 30 May 2013 09:32

AMD to coin in cash from console wins

Written by Nick Farrell

$60 to $100 per console according to analysts

AMD will receive from $60 to $100 per every next-generation video game system from Microsoft and Sony and will make quite a lot of dosh even if the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game consoles will not be as successful as current-generation consoles.

Mark Lipacis, an analyst with Jefferies & Co thinks that AMD will get from $60 to $100 for every accelerated processing unit containing eight x86 general-purpose cores as well as Radeon HD graphics engines designed for Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4.

He thinks that the average price of a console SoC will be between $60 and $80 while Hans Mosesmann is a little bit more optimistic and believes that the company will get from $60 to $90 per chip. Early figures suggested that AMD’s agreement with Microsoft to build chips for the upcoming gaming console could be work more than $3 billion.

Earlier this week a former company executive said that the deal is a significant step in the chip maker's efforts in creating a semi-custom silicon business. In the long run, this might be extremely good news for Globalfoundries as well, although for the time it’s not building the chips.

Also read:

AMD’s Xbox deal worth more than $3 billion

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments