AMD’s Polaris Based Xbox One APU Rumored to Ship This Year

By   /   Jan 2, 2016
Xbox One fat

We reported to you yesterday on how Microsoft is considering the release of a “lightweight” version of Xbox One, however, there is yet another – stronger – version of the console being rumored as we speak and it might have something to do with AMD’s upcoming Polaris GPU Architecture.

The rumormill is churning pretty fast at some forums where it is being suggested that Microsoft and AMD have been working on a new APU since about a year now.

In fact, a number of people have stumbled upon the word Polaris while using the console – there are a bunch of tweets where users have been inquiring what exactly it is. There even is a screenshot from the console where the word Polaris popped up somewhere when the person was using Netflix. Check it out below.

Xbox One Polaris

Moving on, Lisa Su, the president and CEO of AMD has also hinted at something that could be related while she was attending the earning’s call for the third quarter of 2015 saying that the “demand from Sony and Microsoft indicates that the record setting sales pace of this generation of game consoles will remain strong. We also remain on track to begin revenue shipments of our additional semi-custom design wins starting in the second half of 2016.”

Since Su has suggested shipments starting from the second half of 2016, we could be looking at the new APU based Xbox One (if they happen) being shipped a month or so after June 2016.

Last but not the least, do keep in mind that everything we are talking about up there is based on pure speculation and should be treated as such until there can be a confirmation.

Thanks to forum member ileakstuff for the tip.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now


The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More