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One reason for the effort is that Microsoft needs to begin thinking about the next-generation design of its Xbox game console, said Charles P. Thacker, a veteran engineer and Microsoft engineer who will head the Silicon Valley group. Voice recognition may also be an area where the research could play a significant role.
And yes, I found it on the Inquirer.
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Will these things, if they do come about, be riddled with bugs, with security updates every tuesday?
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Will these things, if they do come about, be riddled with bugs, with security updates every tuesday?
And hardware related BSODs?
    
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Knowing M$, you'll have to run a Genuine Advantage Tool to verify its a genuine CPU. Not a copy.

And until you do, it wont go past 25 percent load.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
Knowing M$, you'll have to run a Genuine Advantage Tool to verify its a genuine CPU. Not a copy.

And until you do, it wont go past 25 percent load.
HAHAHAHA, thats good stuff. Doesn't matter if they do, they won't beat about Intel and AMD, unless they buy them somehow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Jester
Knowing M$, you'll have to run a Genuine Advantage Tool to verify its a genuine CPU. Not a copy.

And until you do, it wont go past 25 percent load.

or even better, to keep you from using it, it'll half your L2 and cut your ops a sec down to like 1.


I also heard that they'll overheat like the 360's power supply


EDIT: Yes legoman, hardware BSODs, you can't overclock them either.
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I've heard that if you OC them, the speakers pumps out at 130 dB: "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US" with CATS (The AYB guy) on your screen.
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Quote:
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I've heard that if you OC them, the speakers pumps out at 130 dB: "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US" with CATS (The AYB guy) on your screen.

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So now Nvidia and Microsoft are rumoured to make CPUs... should widen up the market a bit and overcomplicate things I guess.
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M$ will only allow you to use the CPU in one motherboard. If you replace the motherboard, youll also have to replace the CPU. Youll also need to replace the CPU if you change the hard drive, RAM or graphics card.
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