Google's Project Stream and future Xbox platforms will use AMD tech

Google's Project Stream and future Xbox platforms will use AMD tech

Yesterday was certainly a big day for PC hardware firm AMD.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the firm revealed that it was going to be working with future Xbox platforms, but that its Radeon graphics tech is powering Google's Project Cloud service.

At the moment, this is using Vega architecture Radeon Pro GPUs. The programme has been in beta since October with Google testing the streaming service via Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey.  

Xbox head of games Phil Spencer was brought on stage to discuss the continued partnership between Microsoft and AMD.

“As a company, we look at the opportunity in gaming and one of the things I want to say is when we think who our partners are, we think about great companies that do great work, but also do it in the right way," he said.

"You’re somebody that I respected a ton in this industry and I’ve seen the way you’ve led AMD, and I think having a partner like AMD that works so collaboratively with us on our future technology, but also as a cultural level I think fits so well, it’s awesome to have you as a partner.

As we look forward to future platforms that we’re building and work that we’re doing, the partnership and the innovations that we’ve seen in the past have led to what we’ve been able to do today, I think they’re going to be critically important to our future endeavours. I’m really looking forward to showing those to people more in the future.”

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