Chinese Gaming Console ‘SUBOR’ Powered By ‘Semi-Custom’ AMD Hardware

Chinese Gaming Console ‘SUBOR’ Powered By ‘Semi-Custom’ AMD Hardware
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With both the Xbox One and PS4 packing GCN-based hardware, it’s fair to say AMD has the high-end console market covered. So, it’s no surprise Zhongshan Subor, a China-based electronics company, wants AMD in its own console, the “SUBOR”, which it plans to release by the end of the year.

AMD will provide Zhongshan Subor with “semi-custom” versions of its Zen and Vega chips, according to a post by AMD VP Jack Huynh. The system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs will be paired with 3GHz, quad-core Ryzen CPUs and 8GB of GDDR5.

The SUBOR console will have a PC counterpart — both will come with the same hardware — however, Huynh mentions the console will run a “customised operating system”.

Somehow, I don’t think we’ll ever see the SUBOR on Australian shores, but if you want something similar, AMD is happy to accommodate anyone after custom chips. You might need a spare couple million in the bank, though.

New AMD Semi-Custom SOC Combines the Power of AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD Vega GPU for Gamers in China
[AMD, via VentureBeat]