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Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 Secrets Allegedly Leaked to Nvidia by Former AMD Executives

AMD files suit against four former employees.

Over the last year, AMD executives have been abandoning ship for rival Nvidia, and according to a new lawsuit, they took confidential information about the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 with them. Engadget reports that AMD has filed suit against four ex-employees, claiming that the executives absconded with thousands of confidential documents, including sensitive information about technologies at use in next-gen consoles. As our well-placed sources told us last year, custom silicon based on AMD's A8-series APU and HD 7670 GPU will be used in the PlayStation 4, while the Xbox 720 will combine an IBM PowerPC CPU and a custom version of AMD's 6670 GPU.

The lawsuit targets the former VP of AMD's Strategic Division, Robert Feldstein, who played a key role in developing custom hardware for game consoles like the Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U. AMD claims that he and others transfered 100,000 files that contain trade secrets related to development, based on "forensically-recovered data" that indicates the executive used external storage devices on his company computer before his departure. What's more, Feldstein and Richard Hagen, another AMD executive, lured two other employees to Nvidia.

With Nvidia seemingly edged out of the upcoming console generation, Feldstein could be the key to regaining a role in future console hardware. Whether or not he has or will use proprietary data stolen from AMD to help achieve that goal remains to be seen.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/01/16/next-gen-secrets-allegedly-leaked-to-nvidia-by-former-amd-executives


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Well, it seems that IGN beleives that the confirmed specs for each console is true.I'm a bit of a techie but not to the full extent as other's so how much more powerful would these consoles be than the WiiU?????



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I'm not much of a techie either, but this pretty much clarifies that the rumors are true, right? So what does this mean now?



Expect PS4 to be more GPU powerful if that's the case since that have an A8 + 7670. Unless that's a Crossfire 6670 in which case 720 FTW.

Also, expect 720p graphics for the most part lol...

Also also, look for 720 to keep hardware based backwards compatibility with 360 while PS4 will have to rely on emulation. 



Interesting considering all newer rumors for both are slightly different with PS4 using A10 (vs A8) and neXtBox moving to also utilizing a full AMD solution vs IBM.

Eitherway its all covered in my comparison thread already. Looking forward to their impending release of official info over the next couple months.



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wfz said:
I'm not much of a techie either, but this pretty much clarifies that the rumors are true, right? So what does this mean now?


I'm assuming that basically they will be equal in power as each console has stronger points in certain areas than the other. I am also going to state that they "will not" be blowing the Wii U out of the water in terms of graphics as many had assumed.  Physics on the other hand is a different story.



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what does this mean power wise?



TheKingofRedLions said:

what does this mean power wise?


It's unknown. A8 APU + 7670 may run in a crossfire config which gives them about 1.5X performace of a 6670 by itself. But since this is a custom 6670, it could be "beefed up" version.

The thing is both of these are pretty sad GPUs. WiiU will not be blown out of water spec wise if this turns out to be true.



"7670"

Lol people really believe this? Laptops in 2014 will be stronger than a PS4 then.



disolitude said:
TheKingofRedLions said:

what does this mean power wise?


It's unknown. A8 APU + 7670 may run in a crossfire config which gives them about 1.5X performace of a 6670 by itself. But since this is a custom 6670, it could be "beefed up" version.

The thing is both of these are pretty sad GPUs. WiiU will not be blown out of water spec wise if this turns out to be true.

I think you're reading it wrong. The A8 APU has a 7670D built into the APU. I don't think this means a 2nd GPU at all. This is closer to the original rumors for PS4 (and neXtBox) vs the newer stuff.