Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

New Xbox 360 CPU should run cooler

Evan Blass
April 21, 2006
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Even though we've been able to keep our Xbox 360 from overheating by slapping on a Nyko Intercooler and dangling the power brick out a window, 360-lovers who can't take the heat will be happy to learn of Microsoft's plans to release a cooler-running 'box next year. Although the CPU upgrade, which takes advantage of a 65-nanometer manufacturing technique, may not be a direct response to what the company has said are only sporadic reports of overheating, the end result will be less heat dissipation due to lower power consumption. Like the current chips manufactured using 90-nanometer technology, the new CPUs will be produced by both developer IBM and OEM Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, and are not expected to offer significantly improved performance, to ensure compatibility with current titles.

[Via Joystiq]



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

View
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

View
Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty' in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty' in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

View
Apple reports $111 billion in quarterly revenue, shattering previous record

Apple reports $111 billion in quarterly revenue, shattering previous record

View
iOS 14.4 rolls out with Bluetooth audio monitoring

iOS 14.4 rolls out with Bluetooth audio monitoring

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr