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Microsoft has developed a new chip, which could reduce the manufacturing costs of the Xbox 360.

Could New Xbox 360 Chip Lead to Price Cut?

Microsoft has announced the release of the SoC (System-on-chip) processor for the new Xbox 360 250GB Slim Kinect-ready model.

According to International Business Times, the new piece of hardware combines the CPU, GPU, memory, and I/O logic onto a single chip that contains 372 million transistors.

The innovation is said to allow for better power efficiency. But more importantly for consumers, it will reduce manufacturing costs, as fewer chips need to be made.

Whether this will result in a price drop of the Xbox 360 Slim has not yet been confirmed. But with Microsoft pushing Kinect hard at this year’s E3, it could be the perfect way to encourage uptake of the device.

 

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