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When is the new processor coming out for the 360?

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I am going to buy a 360 very soon but don't know when the new edition of the XBOX 360 will come out with the new processor and better cooling. I want one very bad, but first I will buy a new 22 inch LCD monitor with all the HD gear for the games and then I will buy a new XBOX (GEARS OF WAR and HALO 3 BABY)!!! I am thinking this would be a better investment in the long run instead of spending $900 bucks on updating my computer that will be outdated within 3 months of the update , things are just moving to fast and are too expensive to keep up on the market with so I am going to go back to consoles just like old times. You go to sleep with your new PC set-up and ready to rock and find out that the parts that you just put a ton of money into just got outdating overnight, it's so depressing.
    
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Erm? New CPU? Doubt it - if it was updated and made faster, then surely all games designed for the faster one wouldn't run properly on the slower one?

I understand the extra cooling, though
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This processor is going to be 65nm instead of 90nm and it still will be a Intel Xeon Quad Core Processor. I just would like to know the date of the next release change if all possible. Thanks
    
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Erm - that sounds COMPLETELY false, like i said...

"Erm? New CPU? Doubt it - if it was updated and made faster, then surely all games designed for the faster one wouldn't run properly on the slower one?"
post #5 of 39
Microsoft is making plans to produce it's own Tri-Core CPU to keep more parts in-house, but there's no telling when it will happen.

As long as you keep the console in a well ventilated area and don't leave the power brick right next to the console you shouldn't have any overheating problems
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I thought they fixed the overheating problems with the second gen 360s? If you buy one now, there shouldnt be any overheating problems.
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I got my 360 last spring and I've never had a problem with overheating. I've had it running for many hours straight (when I get a new game I play it for a really long time lol). Just don't put stuff behind it and there is no problem.
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post #8 of 39
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Here is a few links that explains what Microsoft is going to do with the new
65 nm processor.


http://www.i4u.com/article5484.html

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/10754/...Xbox-360-CPUs/

http://www.joystiq.com/2006/04/21/xb...grade-in-2007/
    
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You want a Xbox for $200 core, $300 premium? It's brand new.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...box-360-a.html
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post #10 of 39
yeah sorry Jak your wrong buddy lol. You can doubt it all you want but Microsoft is making a new cpu for the 360 and I am pissed cuz I'm stuck with the original !! Ah well, such is life.
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