Microsoft reportedly working on new Xbox One processor

Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new Xbox One processor which will be cheaper and smaller.

Published Fri, Oct 31 2014 5:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:13 PM CST

It is rumored Microsoft is working on a new cheaper and smaller processor for the Xbox One, with AMD currently developing a 20nm 'slim' model. The current CPU is a 28nm technology, but AMD and Microsoft wants to innovate - while also helping make the console smaller - to entice additional sales, as the console struggled to keep up with the Sony PlayStation 4.

Microsoft reportedly working on new Xbox One processor | TweakTown.com

It's worth noting that 20nm architecture is expensive, and with such high demand from smartphone manufacturers, prices will likely remain high.

"This opens the door to a much smaller cooling assembly and a thinner chassis, which in turn leads to cost benefits throughout the whole manufacturing and distribution process," said Richard Leadbetter, a well-known and respected technology influencer. "Smaller consoles mean less packaging, meaning cost savings in physically shipping the units out from China to retail markets worldwide."

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