this wont somehow give AMD an edge in the future in the computing space at all. Theres one reason,and one reason only why Sony and Microsoft went with the jaguar chip. PRICE. You have to remember jaguar is an architecture for mobile type devices. It has low power consumption,and its way cheaper than putting a beast like a core or piledriver/(steamroller?) chip in there. The consequences of this is that developers are going to have to multithread up the ass to get good performance out of these console chips. We've also heard 3rd party developers accounts on how next gen console games are written for PC first(singlethreaded,cough), then dirty compiled to consoles, then optimized,likely by doing some heavy multithreading. I bet the custom GPUs are also going to be used to offload computations to give the cpu some breathing room,and don't forget the Cloud
Price and the fact that that APU runs a radeon 7850 equivalent, all in one chip.