X360 Chips To Go 65nm From 2007.

Murmurs from the more technical corners of the internet suggest Microsoft's about to switch to new processors for the Xbox 360, running cooler to make the machine much more reliable.

The new chips will use a 65nm process to run more efficiently than the console's current 90nm chips.

D R Fz6211d ago

So what am I supposed to do with my 360. Are they saying that i should have waited until 07 to get one? I mean mine is running fine but I just dont like the fact that my 360 will lack the 65nm process that allows my 360 to run more cooler and efficiently. So are they saying my current 90nm chip is not so reliable? O well, maybe Ms will release an add-on or something to get my 360 up-to-date. If not, what a waste. Can't wait for gears of war. But then again, the hype for this game has died out a lot since last e3 but o well, On to the ps3.

kmis876211d ago

The 65 nm chips keep the same logic design and clock speed so performance should be unaffected. This update should just lower electrical usage and lower heat. All consoles go through hardware revisions to make the successive production runs more stable. MS can't release an add on to make your chips different, but if your 360 does fail then they might replace or repair it like Sony had to do with its early ps2 production runs.

BIadestarX6211d ago

Based on your comments you have nothing to worry about. Leave that (65nm) to the people that actually know what that really means. Just to put help you understand a little without sounding too technical. The 360 will play games the same way; also companies are always trying to find ways reduce manufacturing cost and use better hardware. (i.e. 3 versions (maybe more) of the psp, lots of versions of the ps2). Not rare to see most of the components for any console to be replaced through its lifespan. Most consumers will not know the difference unless they start reading the system specs, which based on your comments you wouldn't understand.

zonetrooper56211d ago

It will make the console cheaper for MS so they will make a profit more easily and as stated above will make the console produce less heat and use less electrial usage i alo think it might make the xbox 360 a litle bit more quieter, not sure so don't quote me on that one!!

Chronical6211d ago

I was actually gonna wait for those chips to come out then buy a 360. but i got impatient and got one 3 weeks ago

Marriot VP6211d ago

good call, and by the way this is kinda old news.

I actually thought they already started using these chips. Anyways performance isn't going to be affected, just the amount of heat radiating off.

Dusk6211d ago (Edited 6211d ago )

This is very old news. MS talked about this 6 months ago. All consoles do this to save money. It's not like the 360 is receiving a performance upgrade and it also doesn't mean there is anything wrong with current 360s. When this news was released 6 months ago, Sony fanboys tried to use this (as they are now) as proof that the current 360 is flawed. What they don't realize is that the PS2 went through a bunch of these revisions. It's all about companies saving money, anything else is just a bonus. The hardware specs will stay the same throughout the life of the console.

THAMMER16210d ago (Edited 6210d ago )

This lets me know that when I buy a 360 for my nephews has less of a chance of being defective or over heating. It is diffidently good news for 360 owners. Look at it this way the reason so many of you PS3 fan boys are on the defensive so strongly is because so many things you guy claim to be fact end up being false. The track record of misinformation and lies is huge.

Your slip is showing big time you to be the member who submitted this article. And just to be real you have the same amount of info about the PS3 as any 360 fan, it’s just that most 360 have not been humiliated in same way you have.

Do not get me wrong I know how ya feel. E3 2005 I was looking forward to the PS3being awesome too. After all of the cut backs and backlash and BR drive,2x HDMI, and the true HD and the $600.00 controversy we just have to wait and see. Xbox fans and Sony converts have an honest reason for the way they feel, they were and have been let down. But when the PS3 is launched we will get to see for ourselves if it is worth it. The longer you bash the 360 which is proven to be a good buy the dumber you will look is the PS3 is lame.

Point* I am a PS3 fan too. But I own a 360. I’m just too real to allow myself to be short changed due to brand loyalty or the desire to win a console war. So just chill.

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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar1d 5h ago (Edited 1d 5h ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake22h ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga16h ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx19h ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga12h ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H915h ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

GooGobbler1d 5h ago

What about that Forspoken Tw*t

MrChow66617h ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens5216h ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

Christopher14h ago(Edited 14h ago)

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens5212h ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner11h ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist

Nerdmaster1d 1h ago

Most of these aren't even that bad. Especially comparing to others like Squall "Whatever" Leonhart, Forspoken's Frey, and the guy from Atomic Heart.

-Foxtrot19h ago

Squall is one of the best developed main FF characters so...

People talk about his "whatever" thing thats at the start of the game, not the character he eventually becomes in the end.

Nerdmaster7h ago

No amount of "character development", (especially the ones that for me feels sudden and undeserved like Squall's), will justify him being a d**k to my girl Quistis. Even if he found the cure for cancer, from that moment on, I would never like him.
The article is about being unlikeable, and he was indeed unlikeable for at least half of the game.

BrainSyphoned17h ago

Squall is the best protagonists in FF so you can go whatever yourself.

H915h ago

My good sir, I need to steal that "you can go whatever yourself" because it's gold