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Old 21-05-18, 11:49 AM
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Sony is working on LLVM compiler improvements for AMD's Zen Architecture

Sony is working on LLVM compiler improvements for AMD's Zen Architecture. Another sign that Sony's next console will use Zen CPU cores.




Read more about Sony's LLVM compiler improvements for AMD's Zen CPU architecture.

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About time they moved away from the garbage jaguar cores.
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Depending on when they want to release next gen I could definitely see them using a custom Zen 2 design. If all they did was use a 4 core zen and kept the GPU holy moly that power increase alone would be insane.

But they better update that GPU. Nothing less than 580 performance and in the next couple years that would be pretty low.
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Depending on when they want to release next gen I could definitely see them using a custom Zen 2 design. If all they did was use a 4 core zen holy moly that power increase alone would be insane.

I can't see them using 4 cores, 8 probably is on the menu but obviously lower clocks etc...
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Could definitely use 4 with hyperthreading. Would be enough.

Depends on what they want. They want a stronger CPU or a stronger GPU. If it's the former than a 8 core. If it's the latter than a 4 core but make the GPU stronger.
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Could definitely use 4 with hyperthreading. Would be enough.

Depends on what they want. They want a stronger CPU or a stronger GPU. If it's the former than a 8 core. If it's the latter than a 4 core but make the GPU stronger.

I can see them going with an 8 core mainly to use it as a selling point for the mass market, Like they did with the PS4 at one of the announcements -



"Where else can you get a machine with 8 cores" etc etc...
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That was in context of consoles though. Because AMD have had 8 cores for a few years by that time.

Heck I wouldn't put it past them to do 6 cores 12 threads.

It'll be interesting. Sony know half the reason they are way ahead of Xbox is because at launch it's specs were quite superior and they had a better consumer oriented approach WHILE being cheaper(other half being far more/better exclusive titles). This next time they need to hit every box again. So it'll be interesting to see how much they want to charge with the given power output while still trying to beat MS. And seeing as MS went all out with XboxOneX Sony definitely should be concerned because MS has far more money to bleed than they do.
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Backwards compatibility with PS4/Xbox One will be important for next-gen, especially for the next Xbox console. I don't see them using less than 8 cores.

While they can get away with weaker CPU cores, developers want more CPU horsepower for next gen. The next-gen consoles will likely use Zen cores at mid-level static clock speeds to ensure stable performance at reasonably low levels of power consumption.

What is killing Xbox right now is exclusive titles, though I agree that in the early days the PS4's extra power and cheaper price were vital to their early success.
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Backwards compatibly moving forward is entirely going to be done with emulation. There's just no way to do outside of that unless they stick with the Jaguar cores. And seeing as how they sucked since day one it would be the dumbest move to keep it.

So I say get the power you want and then work on emulation. Put the money towards that. I mean most big titles will be remastered anyway so it will give them time
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That was in context of consoles though. Because AMD have had 8 cores for a few years by that time.

Heck I wouldn't put it past them to do 6 cores 12 threads.
lmao or a 6.5 core.
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