AMD Gets XBox 2?

To be discussing the XBox 2 just as XBox launches in Europe, may seem hasty.Microsoft think tanks however, are well known for planning ahead. Their main concern when thinking of the next generation XBox is finding ways of keeping the price down and that may take a lot of time to achieve.
To that effect, nearly all suppliers of XBox hardware are currently engaged in a frenzied bidding war, sweating it out while the Man is considering all options.
There are two main schools of thought, or rumor, as to what Microsoft will do.

One, the most unlikely of the two, suggests that Microsoft has already begun investigating ways of actually producing the hardware itself. I can almost hear the sighs but two main points need considertion. Firstly, Microsoft can do it and secondly they have tried it before. In 1996, Microsoft much to Intel's groaning, put a team to work on a graphics chip codenamed Talisman. Although that plan never reached fruition, the information needed and much of the necessary infrastructure were created. It has also been suggested that Microsoft have chip designers working in teams on several Microsoft gaming projects. Finally there's Robbie Bach, Microsoft's "chief Xbox officer" who goes around claiming that the XBox will recieve billions of US dollars of investement and that 2,000 people are working on it and future projects.
It still sounds however, that such a plan would only be a last resort if no other agreement could be reached. Such announcements, as Robbie Bach's, could have the purpose of pressuring independent Asian contractors and the other big hardware boys into lowering their offers.

The second set of rumors suggests that Microsoft will simply go with the cheaper options. In a, very unofficial, note to its customers Microsoft claims that AMD is in and Intel is out. Rumors also suggest that ATI, VIA and many others are fighting it out on the next generation XBox battlefront.

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AMD Gets XBox 2?

if AMD and VIA make the x2 then forget it..... no one will buy it... we all know how the combo works in the PC market....(disk in mail) these VIA 4in 20 xbox drviers will fix........LMAO

AMD Gets XBox 2?

Microsoft dug their own grave when they spent so much on the xbox. It will start turning a profit the same year the PS3 comes out. I think it is foolish to start planning a second system when the profitablility of the first one is still questionable. If they do plan on bringing out a second system, they would have to do it around the same time as the PS3 so keeping costs down would be a good thing for the xbox2. Maybe they can actually turn a profit on this whole venture before the end of the decade!

AMD Gets XBox 2?

LoL this is so stupid its laughable. Yes well lets plan on the Playstation 3 and Xbox too... yeah cause you know you just went out and bought your bran new Xbox and now we are already talking about the newer and greater things... Uhhh designing games for a console that is out for only 3 years is going to be tuff seeing as it usually takes 3-4 years to truly produce what the console is capable of. Yes so all you fools run around thinking about your stupid rumors and the next next gen of consoles while I laugh at you all and this pathitic console war

AMD Gets XBox 2?

I mean what the f**k?? WHAT THE f**kING SHIT EATING ARSE is microsoft playing at?Do they realise that the have a console out at the moment? Or has it completely slipped their gay retarded minds?

AMD Gets XBox 2?

If MS releases a new xbox before this one is established (within two years) - no one will buy it. I don't know of many people willing to drop $399 every two years for a game system.

AMD Gets XBox 2?

I havent got X-BOX AND THEY ARE PLANNING ABOUT x-2.ALL THIS IS BULLSHIT.I LIVE IN CROATIA AND THE f**kING MICROSOFT CAN'T DELIVER IT THERE.f**k THEM ALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMD Gets XBox 2?

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AMD Gets XBox 2?

WHAT A JOKE...X-BOX2 AND PS3..THESE SYSTEMS ARE STILL IN THIER VIRGIN YEARS...IT GOES TO PROVE THAT THE ADVANTAGE CONSOLES HAD OVER THE YEARS OF NOT NEEDING TO UPGRADE TO COMPETE WITH THE PC MARKET ARE OVER...THE 5 YEAR TIME LINE IS FINISHED...IT WILL NOW BE 2 YEARS...WILL YOU PAY 500 BUCKS OR 400 BUCKS EVERY 2 YEARS JUST TO HAVE VISUALS AS THE PC? WHAT A JOKE! 2 YEARS IN THE PC WORLD MEANS 4 NEW GENERATION VIDEO CRADS BY THE TOP COMPANIES AND A PROCESSOR CHANGE...CONSOLES CAN NEVER COMPETE BECAUSE YOU CANNOT UPGRADE THEM..ONLY BUY A NEW SYSTEM..WHICH COST MORE THAN A NEXT GEN VIDEO CARD. NOT TO MENTION ALL THOSE GAMES YOU BOUGHT THAT MIGHT BE COMPATIBLE......STICK WITH A PC..AT LEATS IN THE END YOU CAN UPGRADE IT.....

AMD Gets XBox 2?

YEARS AHEAD...LOL...PLEASE SLOOSE YOU SEEM TO BE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT ONCE A NEW CONSOLE SYSTEM HITS THE MARKET, IT IS ALWAYS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE PC AT THAT MOMENT. OR THE SAME. WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER IT'S RELEASE THE CONSOLE STARTS TO SHOW IT'S AGE. YOU CANNOT UPGRADE A CONSOLE SO IT'S CLOSED ARCHITICTURE IS IT'S WEAKNESS. DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF CONSOLES....WHEN N64 AND PLAYSTATION CAME OUT...AS WELL AS THE 3DO SYSTEM, ALL CONSOLE USERS SAID IT WAS THE DEATH OF THE PC...THEN 3DFX CAME TO THE SCENE AND THE VIDEO CARD WAS BORN AND CHANGED GAMING FOREVER. WHEN PS3 COMES OUT, HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL RUN FASTER THEN THE HIGH END PC'S? IF THE PS3 RUNS AT 5 GHZ THE PC WITHIN 6MONTHS WILL RUN 6 OR 7...ADD TO THAT A NEW VIDEO CARD EVERY 6 MONTHS BY THREE DIFFERENT COMPANIES...SORRY CONSOLES CANNOT COMPETE IN THE CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOLGY AREA...IF IT COULD BE UPGRADED..THEN IT WOULD STAND A CHANCE

AMD Gets XBox 2?

CASE IN POINT...WHEN X-BOX WAS RELEASED EVERY FAN BOY FOR IT SAID IT WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN A HIGH END PC...LMAO. IT USES A P3 CHIP FOR HEAVENS SAKE. YOU CANT EVEN BUY THAT NOW FOR YOUR PC. IN TWO MONTHS MATROX BRINGS OUT THERE NEXT GEN CARD AS WELL AS NIVIDIA AND ATI IN SEPTEMBER...AND LETS NOT FORGET 3D LABS IS BACK. ALSO CONSOLE COMPANIES WILL NOT PUT TOGETHER A SUPER SYSTEM WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. WHY? IT WOULD COST A FORTUNE TO MANUFACTURE. LIKE THE X-BOX IN IT'S DEBUT. NOW THE POOR SODS ARE LOSING MONEY ON EACH UNIT. DO YOU WANT TO PAY 500 BUCKS FOR A NEW CONSOLE?

AMD Gets XBox 2?

For the most part the best thing about consoles was1) Load time, non-exsistant2) No installs, just plug and play.3) No updates needed, no wondering if your joystick will work with this game or your graphics card will be supported.Then sony came along offered better graphics at the cost of load time. After a while they ended up out doing the cartridge based systems.Now Microsoft is brought us the bastard child of PC/Console at the cost of more of the things that made what they were.The only real console out there is Gamecube and even that's got it's share of quirky flaws (Memory card issues being one)Sure I could upgrade my pc so it'd have better graphics then the console systems. But It'd cost me like 4 times as much as buying a console, then you deal with installs, updates.As for Xbox 2, I think people really jump too quick when anything like that is said. Companys need to look into the future and plan to be successful. Who says this new Xbox isn't just going to be a downgraded version of the current xbox for people who want to buy the system but not shell out the massive dollars it costs?Truth is all you have is rumour and at best if it's true it's just them planning ahead of time that if they did make a console again they'd try to cut as many costs as they could because they didn't realize before hand that people aren't willing to shell out huge amounts of dollars on a unproven paperweight.

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