Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Mar 2010.
Much smaller, maybe now the RROD stops... And finally I'll buy one...
Makes sense. Sony have done this with all their consoles. This should also drop the price on the xbox.
Hope they also introduce the option to use standard HDD's like the PS3, rather then having to buy the grossly over priced xbox HDD.
Colour me sceptical as well...
There's no GPU in the picture. The little open thing is NOT the X360's GPU, and it's got no cooler mounting holes. The current '360 GPU generates a boatload of heat and NEEDS a cooler.
Way too many motherboard headers as well...
All those could, of course be written off to "engineering sample", i suppose... but I shall remain sceptical.
Well the pics above are not of a standard clarkdale as the IHS is not a 1156 socket cpu's IHS, plus the small chip to the left of the heatsink/fan on the top picture clearly has microsoft xbox360 branding printed on it. I wouldn't be suprised if microsoft did a revision of the 360 - it would bundle well with natal and would get people replacing some of the original systems (like me, who is interested in replacing my original, but can't justify the cost for a hdmi port and a bigger hard drive - a smaller form factor may swing it for me though).
I doubt it.
Maybe they're trying to save money on UPS collections by making it slim enough to post back to MS in an A4 envelope!?
keep dreaming mate, MS will take any opportunity to sell you an overpriced peripheral
Wait, there having problems currently with the standard size.
Now there gonna put it in a smaller case with less cooling?
I think we have a overpriced heater now.
About the only 360 looking parts on that board are the, presumably, power connector on the top right of the first image, and the two flat USB ports on the front.
I'm calling BS on THAT being anything to do with a 360 for reasons mentioned in my post and others - Namely the lack of a GPU - but I'm not so willing to shun the idea that there could be a slimmer 360 in the works.
Maybe they're using Cell processors to emulate a 360?
Read the article?
i.e. on the same chip.
They need to concentrate on a silent running system as well as the size.
Isn't the current loudest noise source the DVD drive? From what I understand that thing spins ridiculously fast in order to have decent load times.
Just give me a larger, quieter, cooler Xbox 360 with a huge capacity 3.5" HDD and no external power brick. Basically a HD version of the original Xbox.
I still fail to see that.
While, like Liratheal, I am entertaining the idea of a smaller X360, consolidating the CPU/GPU into one thing would mean a pretty major platform change... i don't see that happening, judging by the lifecycle that the 360 is in.
To a certain extent you're correct but as soon as you have a hard drive you can install EVERY game on the xbox to the hard drive leaving the disc drive no longer spinning. The fans aren't loud but they have an annoying pitch which gets right on my tits, it's a more annoying pitch than even my GPU T_T
would be a nice upgrade for my xbox (and its the original release version, luckily, I didnt have RROD issues from that start, chosen few I guess)
If this turns out to be true, I wouldn't be in a rush to buy one. Considering all the issues with the first gen X360's (RROD anyone?) buying a brand new completely revised 360 could just be inviting more problems. Once bitten, twice shy.
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