Former Employee Reveals Xbox One APU Deal Is Worth $3 Billion To AMD

Former AMD vice president of strategic development and current Nvidia vice president of technology licensing, Bob Feldstein, revealed that the deal between Microsoft and AMD to supply the system-on-chip APU for Xbox One is worth more than $3 billion.

"AMD provided a custom silicon solution to Microsoft for the XBox One, a game console and entertainment device," Feldstein wrote on his LinkedIn profile.

"My involvement was focused on business management and supply agreement negotiations. This required the coordination of multiple functional teams within AMD, as well as regular customer meetings with leadership teams responsible for handling the challenges of complex, multi-year deals. This project is valued at [$3 billion]."

After securing deals to develop CPUs and GPUs for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s next-gen consoles, Feldstein left AMD in July 2012. A few months later, in January 2013, AMD accused him among several other executives of stealing more than 100,000 proprietary documents and electronic files before leaving for NVidia.

AMD's deal to provide the system-on-a-chip for Microsoft's Xbox One is worth more than $3 billion. That information comes from the LinkedIn profile of Bob Feldstein, former AMD vice president of strategic development and current Nvidia vice president of technology licensing. Feldstein left AMD in July of 2012, after handling the deals that found the company's silicon in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.

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Poor AMD

I love AMD. They always offer better performance for a better price. I'll always be a supporter of them, but they've secured a deal to produce shit chips for shit devices that are on borrowed time. These things are dying, their days numbered & Nvidia had the good sense to head where the market is heading. If you have any business sense at all, you don't invest in clunky limited purpose boxes that few people own & fewer will own or give a shit about in the near future, you go to pocket computers that allow all forms of communication, packing more power than any new console & which everyone uses & will continue to use until we have them soldered directly to our brains, yo. So it kinda looks like this guy saw this kife happening & got the fuck out. Or he helped set it up so AMD wouldn't have the resources to compete with Nvidia & then jumped to Nvidia.

4k support? cause I'm only

4k support? cause I'm only getting a 4k tv based on support. We all know that only blu-ray/digital downloaded movies and cum-puter games support 1080p+ Not even my cable provider supports 1080p, why the fuck are we so behind on our tv support? now 4k? like shit man its the future, but now. yii-knowadaimean?

nope

"We all know that only blu-ray/digital downloaded movies and cum-puter games support 1080p+" - Correction, PCs do support resolutions higher than 1080p. Increasing resolution for games on a PC is trivial, all you need is a monitor that supports higher resolutions or a multi monitor setup and both of those have been around for some time. Get your facts straight kid...

Competition is good

Exactly. Intel is already charging a significant premium over AMD as it is, if they fell Intel would go crazy with pricing. Like AMD or hate them, without them computer prices could be alot higher than they are now.

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