In the past, the very idea of a new design when it comes to consoles more often than not involved the release of a spanking new console generation. However, over the years we have seen revisions made to current console versions, where a “slim” version would be introduced halfway through the console’s life cycle, and at times, these redesigned hardware do not only look slimmer, but sport more power efficient innards without compromising on performance. AMD might be in such a situation now, as it is suspected that they are working on a next generation chip for an upcoming “Xbox One Slim” console redesign.
Apparently, one of AMD’s senior managers did make mention that he “successfully planned and executed the first APU for Microsoft’s Xbox One Game Console in 28nm technology and a cost-reduced derivative in 20nm technology.” In other words, that translates to a new chip version that will be based on 20nm technology – and in stark contrast, the Xbox One and PS4 at the moment makes use of a 28nm processor.
What do you think the new Xbox One Slim will look like when it is finally unveiled? I am quite sure that it will retain a certain charm about it, and hopefully we will also see it accompanied by price cuts.