One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million USD in a custom processor for its upcoming console and PC hybrid system. This processor comes from AMD’s Semi-Custom Division, and uses four Zen cores paired with 24 Vega compute units, making a beefy APU for a console system and a sizeable performer as a PC. One of the unique parts about the chip is that it uses GDDR5 for both CPU and GPU, which will be critical to its performance.
One of the exciting elements from last week’s coverage was the announcement of the upcoming Chinese market PC and Console, from Zhongshan Subor, featuring some AMD custom silicon. Through...33 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018
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