Mar 1, 2012

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Sony Rumored To Be Dropping Cell Chip For PS4

Sony Rumored To Be Dropping Cell Chip For PS4

According to a report by Kotaku, the cell processor found in the Playstation 3 may not return in Sony’s next generation console in an attempt to cut costs. The expensive CPU may be replaced in favor of new hardware from AMD, the same company that is reportedly working on the Playstation 4′s graphics processor. Kotaku also reports that Sony could be using AMD’s Fusion architecture, which puts CPU and GPU on the same processor die.

Many gaming industry sources theorize that the switch will make it unlikely that the next Playstation console will be backwards compatible.

What do you make of this rumor and its influence on the next Sony console? Sound off in the comments section below.

[Source:Kotaku via GT Side Mission]