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    Default Microsoft beats Intel, AMD to market with CPU/GPU combo chip

    At Hot Chips today, Microsoft's Xbox team unveiled details of the system-on-a-chip (SoC) that powers the newer, slimmer Xbox 360 250GB model. Produced on the IBM/GlobalFoundries 45nm process, it's fair to say that the new SoC (pictured above) is the first mass-market, desktop-class processor to combine a CPU, GPU, memory, and I/O logic onto a single piece of silicon. The goal of the consolidation was, of course, to lower the cost of making the console by reducing the number of different chips needed for the system, shrinking the motherboard, and reducing the number of expensive fans and heatsinks.


    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...combo-chip.ars

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    Not a fan of consoles or the XBox in any shape or form........BUT............I'll give them cred for pulling this off. Good tech move on them.

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