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AMD 'Magnum' FPGA chip turns up, possible NVIDIA Shield competitor?

AMD's new codename 'Magnum' shows up, could power a 4K-capable set-top box

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 25, 2015 08:35 pm CDT - 1 min, 13 secs reading time

We've just reported on the new mysterious 'JM601' GPU from NVIDIA, which could be a new dual-GPU or the new Pascal GPU, but now it's time for some Team Red rumors.

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A new entry on Zauba has been spotted as a "PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY-AMD MAGNUM FPGA PROTOTYPEBOARD FOR DTV P/N .102-B25432-00 (FOC)". Now, some of you have probably spotted what I'm about to point out, but the 'DTV' part of that stands for 'Digital Television'. A DTV-capable device from AMD might be an NVIDIA Shield competitor... or something completely different.

I think we could see a console from AMD, something that would be capable of playing PC games at 1080p 60FPS - but more importantly: VR. If AMD can release a modestly priced console that is capable of VR gaming, it could be a very exciting step in a new direction for AMD - especially with all of the struggles of splitting into Radeon Technologies Group, and losing its chief CPU architect to Samsung.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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