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7nm SoC production cost drives up Xbox Series X console price – TweakTown

Higher 7nm+ SoC manufacturing costs (low yield + high wafer costs) could drive up the Xbox Series X’s MSRP, Microsoft hints.

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The Xbox Series X will have an expensive price tag due to higher-cost chip production, Microsoft today confirmed in a presentation.
Today Microsoft released a bunch of new slides from its upcoming Hot Chips presentation. The Xbox Series X console’s innards were laid bare, including GPU blocks, variable rate shading capabilities, discussions on the velocity architecture, and more. But one slide in particular caught my eye: Discussions on production costs.
The Xbox Series X’s 7nm+ SoC costs more…

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