Is Microsoft Working On A New Xbox One Model?

Xbox One S?

Posted By | On 01st, Nov. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Mid life revisions for home consoles aren’t exactly new. They’ve been a thing going as far back as the Atari 2600; indeed, revisions in the middle of a console’s life allow hardware makers to refresh their manufacturing process, possibly selling their system at a higher margin, while also injecting some life into possibly sagging sales. And, on rarer occasions, a revision also allows manufacturers to have some re-branding for their system, and possibly change perceptions regarding their hardware.

Given all of this, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that speculation has already started that Microsoft may be working on a revised Xbox One console. And all of this comes from one single LinkedIn listing for one Daniel McDonnell, who’s a senior manager at AMD and worked for the chipsets of the new consoles.

The listing says “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” and “Assembled and grew two cross-site execution teams for 2 successive XBOX APU revisions. This included developing key technical leads into senior positions allowing for successful execution and future team expansion to handle more SOCs.”

Which, upon very little thought, seems to imply that a cheaper Xbox One console has possibly already started development, one that will change the manufacturing process by moving to a 20nm process, that could lead to a slimmer, smaller overall form factor.

Personally, I’d be excited to see what the revision looks like, especially given how good the Xbox 360 S was to the original, ungainly Xbox 360.

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  • d0x360

    The Xbox one is only as big as it is because of heat. Microsoft went super overboard on cooling becauae they didnt want to leave anything… Anything to change. The APU is untested hardware so I can’t really blame them.

    Based on the current size of the chips in both consoles they could be shrunk today into much smaller boxes so I have no doubt ms is pushing AMD towards smaller chips that run cooler. They can probably shrink the box by half.

    • d0x360

      Oh Rosy I’d never give up my job which pays quite well, has health benefits, retirement plan etc to take up a work from home offer posted by a bot on a gaming website but ty for the offer truly thank you.


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