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Project Quantum - AMD's Console computer

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So it appears AMD are releasing their own gaming box, small in size but large in power. Looks cool too.

 

 

It will run a dual Fiji GPU, using 8GB HBM (2 x 4GB) but not sure on other specs such as CPU yet but it uses an Intel CPU apparently.

 

 

Performance (SPFP) capable at 17.2 TFLOPS., while a PlayStation 4 runs at 1.84 TFLOPS, so around 9.3 more performance.

 

 

It is suspected to cost around $1,500 US. I think I'm very interested in this machine.

 

 

http://wccftech.com/amd-intros-project-quantum-powered-dual-fiji-chip/

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Im even interested to see what that thing can do, but really like building my own :)

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That price kind of puts it out of range of traditional console owners : \

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it also gives them the option of something with the power that is at next gen console level bringing them the future 7 years ahead of time

small price to pay imo and there will be a lot of people out there with there 4k tv that will think so to

its a market with no competition other than pc itself

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The PS4 costs US $360 with a controller while this estimated to cost US $1,500. Project Quantum costs 4.2 times more than the PlayStation 4 but it is 9.3 times more powerful than a PS4 (apparently), so as a cost to performance ratio, it is a lot better than the consoles, has access to cheaper games and can do a lot more, except use disc based media it seems. I make a good wage, so that price isn't too scary as long as it does everything else a PC can do.

 

I personally don't see the need for upgrading many types of components anymore. I know it seems crazy to write this as a Geek, but until this new Fiji architecture had arrived for AMD and Maxwell for NVIDIA they seemed to be rehashing the same technology for a long time, also Intel hasn't made any big leaps in the CPU department since Sandy Bridge. DirectX 11 was released in 2009, since we are halfway through 2015 and we shall only be getting DirectX 12 now, that is a 6 year wait until new features are needed by graphics cards.

 

If you can modify the SSD, add more system RAM and it is built well, this system could easily stay relevant until DirectX 13 is released playing games at 4K resolutions. I'll wait for reviews, but I could see this as a replacement to my giant PC. Plus this is supposed to power VR technology easily, so if I slap an Oculus Rift onto this, I'm sure I'll be having a great time, if looking very odd.

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