Monday, April 30th 2007

Xbox 360 - 65nm GPU in fall ?

Equipment makers are reporting that the Xbox 360 will be equipped with a 65nm-made Xenos GPU in the fall and that corresponding foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will see benefits. Supposedly an engineering version of the 65nm-made Xenos has been sent out. Production is to start in May.

TSMC projected sales contribution from 65nm would amount to 5% during mid-2007. On a separate note, TSMC announced the introduction of 65nm-made embedded DRAM in March. Embedded DRAM is one of the two dies that comprise the Xenos. In the 90nm version of the Xenos, embedded DRAM is manufactured by NEC.Source: DigiTimes
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4 Comments on Xbox 360 - 65nm GPU in fall ?

#1
ktr
this should also drop the production cost per unit, therefore cost cheaper
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#2
Saurian
Most likely, just more profits for the most part.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I thought they were doing 65nm cpus? They should do the whole thing in 65nm.
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bebobsa
by: WarEagleAU
I thought they were doing 65nm cpus? They should do the whole thing in 65nm.
I thought that too.
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