Xbox 360 Gets New Processor

The Xbox 360 250GB slim models are getting a new processor that the company says will cut down on heat and manufacturing costs, among other benefits.

The System-on Chip (SoC) processor combines the GPU (graphics processor), CPU (main processor), memory, and I/O logic into a single chip.

Microsoft says the chip is five years in the making, and will cut down not only on the processors used and the manufacturing costs associated with this, but also the size of the motherboard, power supply, and offer better heat management. The company says that there will be no compatibility issues with older software.

No word as to when consumers can expect units with the SoC to hit shelves.

[via CVG]


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

aww great just when i was going to buy a kinect bundle tomorrow youre telling me a new upgrade is coming out? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soon entire computers that have the best technology won't need to be bigger than a wallet...

This is old news, all slims ever made feature this manufacturing advancement. No worries.

Very old news. Ps2 had this.

Yep, old news.