The Upcoming Xbox to be Powered by ARMJungle Buzz — By Alex Destroyz on November 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm
According to a report the next version of the Xbox video game console, codenamed “loop” will be much smaller and more powerful than the current Xbox 360. It will reportedly, “use a Zune HD-like hardware platform—a ‘main’ processor with multiple dedicated assistive cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors. It will be custom designed by Microsoft and two partners based on the ARM architecture.”
IGN expects it to be revealed at E3 2012, next year. It is also rumored to be running on Windows 9 software. Kinect will supposedly be fully integrated into the next version of the Xbox. Windows 9 is slated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2014, which puts the next version of the Xbox being released during the holidays or the 1st quarter of 2015. Windows 9 will be previewed at BUILD 2013 followed by a Beta test at CES 2014. It’s very interesting that Microsoft will be using ARM architecture for the next Xbox, they usually use IBM chips, but not that unexpected as it seems everyone is switching over to ARM.
If they follow the trend I noted on THIS article, by 2015 the Xbox using ARM architecture should have 32 cores on it. Along with all the AI capabilities on it, which would be any gamers wet dream!