According to AMD, someone hacked their system and got a hold of some of the official information concerning the future GPUs, which could include information regarding the upcoming Xbox Series X. “In December 2019, we were contacted by someone who claimed to have test files related to a subset of our current and future graphics products, some of which were recently posted online, but has since been taken down,” said an AMD employee.
The multinational semiconductor company has asked GitHub numerous times to take the leaked report down. The Navi graphics processing unit (GPU) source code was leaked on the US-based global company. It was reported that Navi 10, Navi 21, as well as Arden GPUs are part of the leaked file. According to the file notices toward Microsoft owned company, the code revealed some stolen property from AMD.
The details on the Xbox Series X GPU leaked
We believe that some information regarding the upcoming Xbox Series X console was leaked as well. Why? Arden GPU is supposedly the secret ID for the next-gen console’s code. This means that the leaker got hold of what’s under the hood of the Xbox Series X. Even during the last December, some information regarding the Arden was posted online, revealing some test files. The hacker has threatened that if they aren’t able to sell the information, they will leak everything they have stolen. However, AMD is not very concerned about this possible outcome.
“While we are aware the perpetrator has additional files that have not been made public, we believe the stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products,” says AMD. “We are not aware of the perpetrator possessing any other AMD IP.”
It’s good that the hacked information won’t affect the company too much, and let’s just hope that it will stay this way.