Following up on news broken by Kotaku on Sony's next PlayStation, IGN is reporting that the console codenamed Orbis will use two AMD chips for graphics and processing.
Citing unnamed sources, the article says that the Orbis might be sporting AMD's A8-3850 APU and Radeon HD 7670 GPU. The 7670 is an update of the 6670, the graphics component that's rumoured to be inside the next Xbox. This means that both Microsoft and Sony's future consoles could be pretty evenly matched.
This chain of speculation seems to bear out previous reports that Sony will be abandoning the Cell processor — the result of a Sony/Toshiba/IBM partnership — that currently powers the PS3. If the next generation PlayStation and Xbox machines have similar insides, their parent companies may be more reliant than ever on exclusive franchises to find an edge.