NEWS - Monday, January 19, 2004
Xbox 2 65-nanometer CPUWhat we heard: Most people have a better chance of holding a barbecue at Dick Cheney's undisclosed location than getting Microsoft to go on the record about its next console's inner workings. But Team Xbox's story is loaded with tantalizing details about the Xbox 2 (aka Xbox Next) processor. “It’ll be built on a 65-nanometer process,” the source told Team Xbox. "The 65-nanometer technology will allow them to break the 3 Ghz barrier for sure and get closer to the 5 Ghz mark." Sound farfetched? It shouldn't--Sony and Nintendo have both chosen IBM's 65nm Cell Processor for their next-generation game consoles. The article also pegged the Xbox 2 as not coming out until 2006--right around the same time the Cell.