Rumor: AMD to Power PlayStation 4

February 23, 2012Written by Alex Osborn

The PlayStation brand has relied heavily on Nvidia technology in the past, as the PS3 has been powered by their brand since it launched over five years ago. However, if a rumor from former AMD employees is to believed, that may no longer be the case, as reports indicate that Sony’s next-gen console will make use of AMD tech.

The report comes from Forbes, which claims that this essentially confirms the reality of a next-gen console in the works at Sony, something I don’t think anyone has doubted. When the publication reached out to Sony for comment, George Bailey, the company’s Chief Transformation Officer refused to offer any information. AMD remained tight-lipped as well.

As signs point to yes though, as this rumor bears a substantial amount of weight. In fact, at AMD’s analyst month held earlier this year, Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert was clear in mentioning that gaming will be a primary factor in the company’s growth over the course of this year.

Be sure to check back here at PlayStation LifeStyle for future info on Sony’s next-generation home console.