Chartered Semiconductor of Singapore has announced that they’re manufacturing an upgraded CPU for the Xbox 360 using 65nm instead of 90nm. The new CPU isn’t going to enhance performance, but it’s going to (hopefully) stop the Xbox 360 from overheating. The new CPU is also cheaper to manufacture, which also opens a little bit of space for a 360 price drop, depending on how much cheaper to manufacture the new CPU actually is.
Would this stop me from picking up an Xbox 360 next week? Probably not, but if you’re waiting for the overheating problems to go away and a price drop, it may not be too far off.
Xbox 360 Upgrades [gizmodo]