"most powerful APU" so far, with it even beating PC components due later this year.
They plan on selling the APU chipset to consumers, albeit in a watered down fashion. It will have fewer cores and less computing strength.
The PS4 AMD tech is codenamed Jaguar. "Everything that Sony has shared in that single chip is AMD, but we have not built an APU quite like that for anyone else in the market," said AMD's John Taylor.
"It is by far the most powerful APU we have built to date," he continued, adding that it leverages intellectual property "that you will find in our A-series APUs later this year, our new generation of APUs but none that will quite be to that level of sheer number of cores, sheer number of teraflops." The good news is that PS4 and PC is getting closer.
With such strong parallels now between the PlayStation platform and the PC environment it will be a lot easier for the development studios to get over the hurdle of code - PS3's Cell has been notoriously difficult to master.