AMD-ATI 'Xenos' GPU shifts to 65nm for Xbox 360 this fall (re: it gets smaller & cooler)



Xbox 360 GPU to go to 65nm in fall, TSMC to see side benefits, says

Commercial Times, April 30; Esther Lam, DIGITIMES [Monday 30 April

Sources at equipment makers were cited by a Chinese-language
Commercial Times report as saying that the Xbox 360 will be equipped
with a 65nm-made Xenos graphics processing unit (GPU) in the fall and
that corresponding foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
Company (TSMC) will see benefits.

The paper cited the sources as saying that an engineering version of
the 65nm-made Xenos has been sent out and production will 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.




I'd say you were way late with this news,

no, because all 65nm Xbox 360 talk up until this point has been about
the IBM CPU.

AFAIK this is the first mention of Xbox 360's ATI GPU going 65nm, even
though it was always in the works since before the 360 came out.

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