Nvidia on PS4: Sony wasn't offering us enough money

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    Nvidia reports to GameSpot saying that the PS4 is not worth the cost since - "at the price those guys were willing to pay".
    My understanding is that Nvidia had business with Sony and the PS4, but the price that Sony was going to give to Nvidia was so awful that they were butthurt and decided not to have business with them.

    :arrow: Source is actually the 4th word.
     
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    Um... ok. What about that Physx and Apex thing between them?
     
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    It's unsurprising. In business your biggest customer is usually the one that you make the least money from, or worse you often end up losing money just for the prestige of the deal. NVidia are probably right, the money that Sony were offering probably wasn't enough.

    The title of the thread is a misleading. They aren't saying the PS4 isn't worth what Sony are going to charge for it, only that it wasn't worth them supplying the GPU for the money they were offered.
     
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    Misleading titles? In my GBAtemp?

    It's more likely than you think.
     
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    Those don't need Nvidia GPU. Those can be software accelerated.
     
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    I.. I'm just COPYING THE TITLE!! :cry:
     
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    Huh... title fixed, I hope?
     
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    The thing I don't get about the whole "PS4 Nvidia GPU" thing is that I'm pretty sure the PS4 announcement said that they planned to have the GPU and CPU on the same die which kinda implies they have to be made by the same company and I wasn't aware that there was an Nvidia x86 processor.

    AMD is the only company I know of that both makes high end GPU's and already has a consumer 8-core processor on the market.

    Before anyone makes the comparison, the Wii U has the GPU and CPU in the same package but on different dies so it was possible for them to have them made by different companies.

    (EDIT : I just assumed AMD would have already been developing a Laptop version of the 8-core w/integrated GPU and Sony just requested an extra beefy version for themselves.)
     
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    Erm...butthurt? I'm not sure if you read your entire sourced article, but it looks to me that nvidia simply has better plans than dedicate a lot of effort on either sony or microsoft's console. You make it look like it's some sort of a backstab by sony, but I'd say it is just a professional disagreement.

    In fact, I'm applauding the way of clear communication of nvidia on this. No implications or simplifications, and not revealing trade secrets either. If all companies acted this way, I'm sure there'd be a whole bunch less false rumors floating around the internet.
     
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    To be fair Nvidia have been linked with X86 development for quite some time- http://semiaccurate.com/2010/08/17/details-emerge-about-nvidias-x86-cpu/
    Similarly they have a pretty notable motherboard division as well so it is probably not too great a leap there either.

    Back to the matter at hand that must have been some lowball or otherwise spiked offer- it would have been a substantial PR win and the lengths I have seen all the fab owning companies go to for just a bit of good PR and not a lot of profit.
     
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    It's kind of hard to fix it without it sounding misleading no matter what... maybe perhaps:

    "Nvidia: Sony wasn't offering us enough money" ?
     
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    Ha, what really happened:
    Sony never even offers Nvidia the job.
     
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    Hmm, how about that?
     
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    The way I see it, NVidia might start trying to discredit (or at least put in a negative light) Sony as well as Microsoft and Nintendo since they're entering the console war themselves with the Project Shield - I'd take their word with a grain of salt. That, and as Rydian said, the two used to have business together but this time around, it's AMD supplying the chips for all the NextGen's (provided the NextBox rumours are to be believed).
     
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    nvidia IMO has always been expensive than amd but they know more about development and support things better than amd. At least that's what I have seen.
    For a console, I don't think you need that much from nvidia.
     
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    Somehow, I feel nVidia is a bit biased here. This company is too busy with their own "console". They probably wanted way to much money for their technology, since now Sony will be a competitor for them.
     

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