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VNU reports that Microsoft has solidified a deal with Chartered Semiconductor to change the process size of the XBOX 360 CPU from 90nm to 65nm. As foundries begin to pick up 65nm production, it will be cheaper for Chartered Semiconductor to produce the CPUs on a 65nm process since the company can dedicate resources to new production lines rather than stick to legacy production.

As an added bonus, the thermal envelope associated with the CPU is expected to decrease as the process size decreases. The clock speed and design will remain the same for this new iteration. There is no word yet on whether or not the XBOX 360 graphics core designed by ATI will also undergo a die shrink.
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1904

First logical solution to the problem I have heard. The only problem is, what to do to the owners of the 90nm 360's? MS should do RMA and give them the new ones.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1904

First logical solution to the problem I have heard. The only problem is, what to do to the owners of the 90nm 360's? MS should do RMA and give them the new ones.
Glad something was done.

I bet they release the 65nms as a new rev...
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Ya that would be weird what would current 360 owners do.Thats a werid move by Microsoft if they do do that.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1904

First logical solution to the problem I have heard. The only problem is, what to do to the owners of the 90nm 360's? MS should do RMA and give them the new ones.
I belive they should RMA the 90s too. Since I own one. But I have never had any problems with heat at all. Microsoft said they were going to do this a while back and it's coming sooner then I thought.
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This is the reason I don't buy new technology when its released. Now I can laugh at all the people who just had to have one and are more than likely stuck with the original chip in it not to mention any other problems they currently have. So in a few more months ill go get mine for cheaper and with the new chip in it. Oh what lessons we learn in life.
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This is the reason I don't buy new technology when its released. Now I can laugh at all the people who just had to have one and are more than likely stuck with the original chip in it not to mention any other problems they currently have. So in a few more months ill go get mine for cheaper and with the new chip in it. Oh what lessons we learn in life.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

A little excesive, but you get the point!
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"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
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A little excesive, but you get the point!


Great quote man. I have that exact one written on a 3x5 card next to my monitor.
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Originally Posted by ICYUNVME
This is the reason I don't buy new technology when its released. Now I can laugh at all the people who just had to have one and are more than likely stuck with the original chip in it not to mention any other problems they currently have. So in a few more months ill go get mine for cheaper and with the new chip in it. Oh what lessons we learn in life.
Its no big deal really, all they do is change the CPU because the 90nm was prone to overheating on some consoles. Its not better or faster or anything like that, its just cheaper and less prone to overheating. But you still have to wait one year to get it. I've had my Xbox 360 since it came out and I've never had any overheating problems to date.
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Its no big deal really, all they do is change the CPU because the 90nm was prone to overheating on some consoles. Its not better or faster or anything like that, its just cheaper and less prone to overheating. But you still have to wait one year to get it. I've had my Xbox 360 since it came out and I've never had any overheating problems to date.
But Microsoft should have never released a console that is "prone to overheating." That is poor design on their part.
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there microsoft they have nver done anythign right why should we expect it now
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