Microsoft Project Scorpio Will Definitely be a Positive for AMD
Lisa Su, AMD CEO talked about the two new additions to the Xbox family, the Xbox One S and the upcoming Microsoft Project Scorpio gaming console. She mentioned it as a design win at the AMD quarterly financial conference call.
“Last Quarter at E3, Microsoft announced two new members of the Xbox One family, powered by AMD. The Xbox One S is the slimmest Xbox console ever, and the first to support HDR. The system is expected to go on sales in the coming weeks.
Microsoft also announced their next-generation game console code named Project Scorpio for the 2017 holidays. Project Scorpio is designed to be fully compatible with existing Xbox One software, while leveraging AMD leadership gaming technology to create more immersive 4K and VR gaming experiences. Project Scorpio is one of the semi-custom design wins we communicated previously”
Lisa Su was also asked to comment regarding the price of the Microsoft Project Scorpio gaming console but she refused to say anything about the matter. She did, however, say that AMD was supporting Microsoft’s goals. Lisa Su said the following regarding the matter:
“We wouldn’t disclose anything that’s incrementally more than what our customer has disclosed, so I think Microsoft has talked about their goals with Project Scorpio; I think we are in support of those goals. Given the performance level, you would imagine that there is more capability on chip, but I wouldn’t want to go more than that.”
It seems that the partnership between AMD and Microsoft is going well and that Microsoft Project Scorpio is one step closer to becoming a reality. AMD is planning to make the most out of this deal.
Considering the current standing of the company and the competition it faces, hardware partnerships with Microsoft and Sony would definitely play a supportive role and I think the company will prosper and bring us more better products with time. That’s Good News, right?