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AMD Confirms That An APU Powers The Xbox One

With the recent unveiling of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox called ‘Xbox One’ things are getting interesting as many die-hard Xbox fans and the gaming community wants to know about the internals which power Microsoft’s Xbox One.

Sony had also unveiled some of the basic information about its upcoming PlayStation 4 at E3, while we still do not know how PS4 looks like. Coming back to the specifications it was revealed that Sony’s PS4 which is the biggest rival of the Microsoft’s Xbox is powered by an 8-core 64-bit x86 “Jaguar” CPU made by AMD along with a Radeon GPU which features 18 “compute units” with1.84 TFLOPS of horsepower. Other features include connectivity options like HDMI, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 3.0 and optical out, analog AV out, not to forget a 6X Blu-ray drive.

Now with the announcement of Xbox One, AMD has confirmed through a Tweet that it is powered by a single-chip, semi-custom APU co-developed by AMD and Microsoft. This tweet reveals that Microsoft and AMD have worked closely for the APU powering Xbox One which features 8 cores, an embedded GPU and 8GB of RAM. It is rather strange that why Microsoft is so quite about the specs while Sony has openly announced the internals of their PS4.

According to Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios’ chief technical officer, Linus Bloomberg, “the specs on paper would favor the PS4 over the Xbox One in terms of raw power, but there are many other factors involved so we’ll just have to wait and see a bit longer before making that judgment.”

Things will get interesting once the games are out for these next-generation consoles and every new driver update release will surely boost the performance of these consoles.

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