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 04/22/2006 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by: Unknown April 21, 2006 - Microsoft will soon update its Xbox 360 CPUs with an advanced 65-nanometer process, according to a report on GamesIndustry.biz today. The company is working with Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor and its Silicon-On-Insulator technology to produce the 65-nm chips, which should offer reduced heat, power consumption, and lower manufacturing costs. Current X360 CPUs use a 90-nm process.

"We look forward to working with Chartered on the production of such an important component of our Xbox 360 system," said Microsoft's Larry Yang. "We plan to continue with our strategy of dual sourcing from Chartered and IBM's fabs, which are operationally aligned and compatible, to give us the consistent product quality and flexibility we will need."

Xbox 360 consoles incorporating the new CPUs are expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2007.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/702/702662p1.html

I'm glad I didn't buy one yet (and got the X1900XT instead). It would be smarter though if they launched the 65nm Xbox 360s in November again... Nothing like Christmas sales!

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 04/22/2006 04:54 PM
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should lower heat, and from playing on my friends 360, that'll be good.
 04/23/2006 11:56 AM
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Cool. maybe they can sell their 90nm CPUs to Sony, to help them out?



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 04/23/2006 07:14 PM
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SONY is using their CELL processor
 04/23/2006 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by: shazaam
SONY is using their CELL processor




Ya they are hurtin there... oh well.

Also I cannot beleive the add in HD-DVD player will only cost 100 bucks for the 360. Thats awesome.
 04/24/2006 08:11 PM
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Hmm, I wonder if they'll give me one of them cooler ones cause of my warranty, if not I'ma be plenty angry lol.

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 04/25/2006 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by: Unknown the 65-nm chips, which should offer reduced heat, power consumption, and lower manufacturing costs.


lower manfuacturing costs, yet i'm sure these new 65nm will be sold as a 'deluxe' version for more money.
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