XBONE Gets Processor Upgrades
Chris Smith / 2 years ago
In a bid to allow gamers to experience proper frame-rates, the Xbox One has just been confirmed receiving an upgraded higher-speed, lower-power 20nm AMD processor.
On top of giving the Xbox a little more grunt, AMD’s 8-core Jaguar GCN architecture GPU processor will be receiving an upgrade which is claimed to provide a cheaper cost, reduced power consumption and improvements to heat management. The current offered chip is rated at 28nm in all Xbox One production models and can be seen also utilized in Sony’s PS4.
This upgrade information was leaked through AMD’s Daniel McCann posting company secrets on his Linked In page, claiming “successful planning and implementation of Microsoft’s Xbox One host 28nm processors and more low-cost 20nm process processor”.
It’s rumored that the new 20nm processor may be up to 30% faster than its 28nm predecessor whilst consuming 25% less power. Still confused about what the ‘nm’ actually means? 28nm means that each transistor located in the chip measures one 28th thousand-millionth of a meter, when compared to the smaller packed 20nm.
Unfortunately, there is no current release schedule posted publicly for release – we’ll certainly report as soon as Microsoft releases an official statement.
Information thanks to Chiphell
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