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Xbox 360 Slim models to get new Processor chip

Microsoft has announced a new system-on-chip (SoC) processor for the Xbox 360 slim models.

The SoC (System-on-chip) processor integrates the CPU (main processor), GPU (graphics), memory and I/O (input/output) logic onto a single powerful chip. Microsoft are changing the chip as a counter to the AMD’s next generation Bulldozer and Bobcat processor technology threats.

The chip will basically provide a better power efficiency and reduce internal heat levels in the console. Microsoft has also drastically reduced the size of both the motherboard and power supply units.

Microsoft has also announced there’ll be no compatibility issues with the new processor and the software and will mimic older consoles so the update itself is more of a future proofing than a major overhaul.

The new processors will be available in the new Xbox 360 slim consoles with the Kinect package but currently there is no news on when the new chips will be put into the consoles.