AMD had a clean sweep this gen and they are now the dominant provider for the next-gen gaming consoles. Last gen they provided components for the Xbox 360 and before that the GameCube.
The company has revealed that they will have no problem in shipping the required amount of components and will be able to meet the demand.
The deal with Microsoft was valued to be around $3billion, and it’s definitely something that will help AMD in the long run.
“From a manufacturing perspective, in a year we ship tens of millions of units,” AMD’s corporate vice president Saeid Moshkelani told GI.Biz.
“So we have a very strong manufacturing base for our APUs and discrete graphics. We leverage the same manufacturing infrastructure to develop for game consoles. So the volumes were not something that actually raised an eyebrow for us, because we’re already in high-volume manufacturing.”
They say that it’s one of their goals to become one of the most dominant players in console gaming and it’s something that has been in their DNA.
“One of our goals is to be the dominant player in game consoles, handheld, and cloud gaming,” he said.
“The semi-custom initiative is not just about gaming. But gaming is our DNA. It’s not just this generation of consoles. We had a clean sweep with this generation, but we were in Xbox 360 and Gamecube. Gaming has always been a part of our business. We want to be the dominant player in gaming SoCs.”