New Xbox One APU Powered by AMD Polaris Could Roll out in 2016
News is spreading that the gaming community might soon be getting a better and newer Xbox One thanks to a collaboration between AMD and Microsoft that has been in the works silently for a while. Apparently, a new APU is being developed based on AMD’s new Polaris GPU architecture.
The rumors, as reported by SegmentNext, talk of a connection that has been spotted between Polaris and the new console of Xbox One multiple times while using the console.
A number of people have spotted “Xbox One Polaris” being mentioned in the console, for instance, a person sent a screenshot he took while using Netflix app that refers to Polaris.
That is not all, the CEO of AMD, Lisa Su has also hinted at a collaboration between the two companies alongside a promise that they will start generating revenue from it by the second half of 2016. Here’s a comment she passed while attending the Q3 2015 earnings call:
Demand from Sony and Microsoft indicates that the record setting sales pace of this generation of game consoles will remain strong. We also remain on track to begin revenue shipments of our additional semi-custom design wins starting in the second half of 2016.
It looks like we are looking at an Xbox One version with a better APU based on the Polaris architecture that could start rolling out by June or a month or so later.
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