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A brand new machine is entering the console arms race -- in China, at least. AMD, the electronics company who produces the PS4's Jaguar CPU, has partnered with Zhongshan Subor to build a console for the Chinese market, and the details released so far put it on a level with the PS4 Pro, possibly even surpassing it.

All the information we know right now is a bit technical, but essentially, this new machine features the same memory as the Pro - 8GB DDR5 - but with a larger bandwidth. It also contains a more modern GPU than the Pro, but according to Digital Foundry, the end result will theoretically be on par with Sony's premium console. The CPU is more powerful, and is what could potentially elevate AMD's machine above the capabilities of the Pro, but not enough is currently known to make a firm judgement on its power. You can read a more detailed breakdown of AMD's new console over on Eurogamer.

Will this new box will have any effect on the current console market, and indeed, the next generation? Probably not, but it's interesting to see China getting its very own machine at this point in time. Whether it'll cause any concern for Sony, we'll have to wait and see, but we doubt it'll lose any sleep over this.

[source eurogamer.net, via community.amd.com, cogconnected.com]