Xbox 720, Xbox Next, PS4, the Orbis whatever you want to call Microsoft and Sonys next-gen formats its no secret they have internal codenames at their respective companies. Fresh reports have shed light on what those codenames are, where their components are being produced, and what lies under the hood.Get therumours below.
SemiAccuratereports via supposedly internal sources that Microsofts next console will run on anAMD chip codenamed Oban, which was rumoured to go into mass production before the end of 2012. However, the same site also reported onproblems with the chips manufacturingwith one source calling the component quality painfully low. The issue is rumoured to have cause production delays.
The site also claims that its inside sources are now referring to Xbox 720 as Kryptos, rather than the much-touted Durango moniker that is apparently used internally at Microsoft.
PS4s internal codename is Thebes claim the sites sources, and states that AMD is also supplying its base chip. This ties in to what our own sources told us back in October. You can read our full, rather massivereport on the issue here.
The report added that the PS4 AMD chip will likely be manufactured at Global Foundries or IBM, and will enter production after Microsofts Oban chip. The site suggests PS4 will launch Spring or Autumn 2014. The belated release could be likely, given Sonys Shuhei Yoshidas recent comments, in which he deemed it too early to start talking about PS4.