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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
By: Michael Hatamoto | Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Oct 31, 2014 10:00 pm

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.

 

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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."

NEWS SOURCES:Polygon.com, Eurogamer.net, Ultimategamingparadise.com

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