Xbox 360 to Receive 65nm Die Shrink

"Microsoft plan a die shrink on 360 processors under codename Falcon."

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Xbox 360 to Receive 65nm Die Shrink

Under the codename 'Falcon' Microsoft plan to shrink the Xbox 360's processor from 90nm to 65nm.

According to the source, Takahashi states there are numerous benefits for Microsoft to move to a smaller manufacturing process. Firstly, the costs are reduced which will allow MS to pass on savings to customers to compete even more aggressivly with Sony's recent PS3 price cut. Secondly, the smaller dies produce less heat which will reduce the occourance of the RRoD hardware failure which is beleived to be caused by units overheating causing the motherboard to warp and solder joints to crack.  This allows MS to use smaller motherboards and acheive greater airflow, paired with an uprated heatsink this should solve Microsofts RRoD woes.

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31-08-2007, 16:05:11

Xtreme tweaker/builder
ok guys need help should i stick with noctuas 1200rpm for the rads or go with something like the silverstone fm123 or even use the noctuas in push pull config help greatly appreciated:worship:

31-08-2007, 18:21:15

Kempez
Hmm Noctua's arent't the best fan for Rad's tbh

How about a couple of Yate loons?

31-08-2007, 19:27:50

PV5150

ok guys need help should i stick with noctuas 1200rpm for the rads or go with something like the silverstone fm123 or even use the noctuas in push pull config help greatly appreciated:worship:


Yeah I mentioned in a previous thread that the Noctua's don't provide enough static pressure...get yourself some Yate Loons

01-09-2007, 04:54:58

Xtreme tweaker/builder
i really like the silverstone fm123 so much cfm plus controllable

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=615591

Manufacturer: Silverstone Tech.

Socket Compatibility:

Approx Fan Speed: 900 ~ 2600 rpm

Fan Airflow: 40.7 ~ 106.3 CFM

Sound Level: 17.5dB(A) @ 900rpm , 39.5 dB(A) @ 2600rpm dB

Base Material: Plastic

Adjustable Fan Speed Controller:


for the extra few quid its got to be worth the gain in cfm ?

anybody would you go for 5 of these or 5 yate loons ?

04-09-2007, 15:08:44

Xtreme tweaker/builder
pics to come just waiting for new camera to arrive top pa 120.2 mounted, fan install for hard drives, pumps mounted with danger den fillports upside down ,teflon tape attatched for motherboard tray runners ,front buttons changed ,25cm fan installed on window ,pics will tell more

04-09-2007, 17:30:54

Pat123
How can you afford all of this :O lol.. new mortgage? :P i seriously cant wait for some pics of this beasttyyy....

09-09-2007, 17:01:11

Xtreme tweaker/builder
heres a few pics guys more work still to do :D

09-09-2007, 17:06:17

Toxcity
Wow looking really good!
That looks klike a really tight space, how did you get such a clean water loop into that small space? (Piccar 2) ;)

09-09-2007, 19:24:18

Dav0s
hope to see some OC3D stickers on ur fans when we release them :p lol

good luck with the build, looks like a nice rig bud

10-09-2007, 01:53:07

Xtreme tweaker/builder

Wow looking really good!
That looks klike a really tight space, how did you get such a clean water loop into that small space? (Piccar 2) ;)



Thanks mostly to kempez and red.sky for their great guides measure twice cut once and take your time and lots of bits for your dremmel really helped me
thanks first go at water loops 2 laing d5's, two delrin filports and the 1200w psu take up alot but its a nice big space in the bottom of the tj07
at least it was lol still got the pa120.3 to go in there yet

and davos of course when you have them and when my silverstone fm121 110.6cfm fans get here
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