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PS4 to use AMD graphics chip, claims report

Sony to part ways with Nvidia? Forbes says so...

Sony's as yet unannounced next-generation console will use a graphics chip provided by AMD.


That's according to a profile piece on AMD's new CEO Rory Read conducted by Forbes, where it is claimed the chip manufacturer is quietly making deals with Sony.

"It's Read's job to make sure AMD doesn't screw up its slate of new products-which includes a hush-hush effort to put its graphics chips in Sony's still-unannounced new game console-and shake off the once scrappy company's years-long funk."

If true, it would mean that Sony will be ditching current provider Nvidia for its biggest rival. AMD also provides some of the hardware powering Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Another report on the PlayStation 4's early technical specifications suggested the hardware is shaping up to be "more powerful" than Microsoft's next-generation Xbox targets.

Jack Tretton, CEO and president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said this month he's not thinking about launching new technology any time soon.