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The next generation consoles from both Sony and Microsoft will feature hardware from Canadian chipmaker AMD. Like everyone else, AMD believes this will give it the edge when it comes to PC versions of next-gen games.

Speaking to Forbes, vice president Matt Skynner said that next-gen games on PC will be better because “it’s easier to port the games.”

“Because they’re first developed on our hardware, there should be a performance advantage,” he said. “They should run better on our hardware.

“Couple years ago when we saw how the console thing was gonna shake out, we thought how can we leverage this to a better Radeon gaming solution across other markets, so if we can create that performance advantage on the PC – from a graphics point of view – then we can give our customers a better gaming experience and grow our market share.”

Funny. you’d think that would most certainly be the case, but it seems Nvidia’s not out of the race. Ubisoft’s inked a deal with the Taiwanese chipmaker to make its future games prettier on that hardware, and it seems they’re not the only ones.

Last Updated: September 19, 2013

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42 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    September 19, 2013 at 13:04

    AMD all the way.

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    • Guest

      September 19, 2013 at 13:07

      Amen

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    • Thando_Gqabaza

      September 19, 2013 at 17:22

      “The Edge” …. ha ha that pic is funny ……

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  2. Spathi

    September 19, 2013 at 13:04

    I didn’t know AMD was Canadian…pity, I’ll move over to the green team then…

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  3. Keelhauling Hammersteyn

    September 19, 2013 at 13:07

    I have a treasure map Nvidia can barter from me for a song. Twas buried on Fools Island on th’ 1st ‘o April it was. Harr Harr Harr!!

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  4. Guest

    September 19, 2013 at 13:07

    I agree. Awesome news.

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    • Rincemetimbers

      September 19, 2013 at 13:14

      ?! Where is the AYE?!

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  5. Mark Treloar

    September 19, 2013 at 13:09

    Um except that the games are developed on PC’s not consoles. And I highly doubt all the developers are using AMD. Also Why not just develop proper PC titles then scale down for the consoles instead of giving us sub standard ports.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      September 19, 2013 at 13:10

      Games are developed on PC’s yes. But these games need to work on consoles too so Developers will use the most common denominator. Which is AMD. AMD optimisation will come before anything else simply due to ease of coding.

      I’m an nVidia fanboy and even I know this is going to happen 🙁

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      • Lord Chaos

        September 19, 2013 at 13:14

        Then they can finally put TresFX to good use.

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          September 19, 2013 at 13:35

          Meh. Not that impressed with TresFX. It’s too “over the top”. Seems unnatural

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          • Lord Chaos

            September 19, 2013 at 13:37

            Odd… That’s how I felt when I saw the Nvidia thing on UT2003

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            September 19, 2013 at 13:48

            Fair point. It will get better with time I guess

        • Uberutang

          September 19, 2013 at 13:49

          Tressfx works very pretty on my SLI NVIDIA setup.
          Physx does not work on my crossfire amd setup…

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          • Lord Chaos

            September 19, 2013 at 13:50

            Physx works fine on my crossfire setup. But only after the game patch is out.

          • Brian Murphy

            September 19, 2013 at 17:39

            Nice, should be bumping up to a Tri SLI config pretty soon here. Have 2 new cards coming 😉

      • That Rum-Drunk Twit

        September 19, 2013 at 13:42

        Nvidia…
        That’s all.

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  6. Rincemetimbers

    September 19, 2013 at 13:16

    Is there really a hella a lot of difference here?

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 19, 2013 at 13:22

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      • Rincemetimbers

        September 19, 2013 at 13:25

        You shut up and get in your box. PC Master race, but they spend as much time dissing different PC setups as they do consoles! I say HYPOCRITES the lot o you!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 19, 2013 at 13:30

          LOL but… but… I was AGREEING with you!

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          • Rincemetimbers

            September 19, 2013 at 13:53

            Oh, I… I… BOX!

  7. Umar Jaeger

    September 19, 2013 at 13:22

    U2 header wins the internet today

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  8. The Black Mossel

    September 19, 2013 at 13:42

    Looks like the header got the edge!

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  9. Bobbydylan

    September 19, 2013 at 13:45

    AMD believes it has the edge, hug. Well, mu son believes in Santa Clause.

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  10. InsanityFlea

    September 19, 2013 at 13:47

    “Nvidia’s not our of the race” Come again?

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    • Lord Chaos

      September 19, 2013 at 13:49

      Lol. Must be trying to figure out where the race is.

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  11. Uberutang

    September 19, 2013 at 13:48

    Physx or stfu.

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  12. Lardus-Respect the beard

    September 19, 2013 at 13:50

    “Because they’re first developed on our hardware, there should be a performance advantage” – wow, so nobody is going to make the effort to utilise the NVidia only features or tweak it for NVidea…just because it is “extra effort”? Seriously, this guy is blowing smoke stock-holder’ asses!

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  13. Guest

    September 19, 2013 at 13:56

    I love a good AMD vs Intel discussion…

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 19, 2013 at 14:01

      lololol

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  14. JJNutter

    September 19, 2013 at 13:58

    I do like AMD cards but I stick with my two Titans cos it works beautifully with my graphic programs. If AMD were supported I would change.

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    • Xelus

      September 19, 2013 at 16:02

      I’m with you on this one, the only reason I would change of ATi to Nvidia is due to 3rd party support, NVidia feels a lot more open to GPU support for applications with 3rd party developers, like render engines and so on. This poor ATi card of mine is flapping its hands while my CPU suffers from constant rendering.

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  15. Xelus

    September 19, 2013 at 13:59

    Somehow I want to agree and somewhat not, been with AMD for about 8 years and it feels as if amd is falling behind in some way. Considering 3rd party developers, ATi/AMD seems to be ignoring them. As of right now, with my line of work I’m considering in moving away from AMD for support reasons.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 19, 2013 at 14:21

      I feel that AMD is focusing too much on low powered, all-in-one APU’s instead of trying to push the envelope.

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      • HvR

        September 19, 2013 at 16:28

        Well that is where the most of the market is going and the way AMD has been loosing market share last couple of years they have to chase the mass market.

        Intel however have been sitting pretty with lots of moolla coming in, so they can afford to push the envelope more. I think Intel has manage to get a good balance between low cost and APU type processor, low power processors and high-end processors.

        Also Intel have of other specialty chip makers using their foundries that offsets the HUGE cost involved in setting up new tech foundries.

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  16. old man

    September 19, 2013 at 14:11

    AMD = PCIE 2x only ……..

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    • Lord Chaos

      September 19, 2013 at 14:12

      O_o Not that there’s much of a difference between 2 and 3.

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  17. Rags

    September 19, 2013 at 19:37

    John Carmack disagrees.

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  18. Jason

    September 19, 2013 at 20:00

    Why is it that all the “articles” on this site are seldom longer than a few paragraphs, most of which consists of cut-and-paste quotes? Bad writing? Bad editing? Plain lazy (in keeping with the name)? Or just acknowledging that the average reader’s attention-span is about 2 seconds?

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  19. EpicNoob

    September 20, 2013 at 07:42

    AMD isn’t Canadian. Although they did purchase ATI which was Canadian.

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  20. kirilmatt

    September 21, 2013 at 15:06

    American. ATI was Canadian before AMD bought them

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