Xbox Series S/X will use a new SoC in 2022
A few months ago, there was news that Sony is making relevant preparations with some partners, and will produce a new version of the PlayStation 5 game console in the second or third quarter of 2022. Its customized SoC will be manufactured using TSMC‘s 6nm process. Compared with the N7 process, the transistor density of the N6 process will be increased by 18%, and the same design rules, design infrastructure, SPICE simulation program, and IP can be used, which can effectively reduce production and development costs. Compared with the expensive N5 process, the cost of replacing the N6 process is relatively low and simpler
According to VideoCardz reports, Microsoft will launch a new version of the Xbox Series S game console at the end of next year, equipped with a new version of custom SoC, using TSMC’s 6nm process. Due to the increase in the yield rate, Microsoft may enable a full 24 CUs on this APU, and may even increase the frequency. At present, in order to ensure the production of chips and the continuous supply of game consoles, only 20 CUs are enabled for the APU used in Xbox Series S. The current floating-point performance of Xbox Series S is 4 TFLOPs, and it may be increased to 5 TFLOPs or more in the future.
Rumor has it that the price of the new Xbox Series S is under $350, while the old Xbox Series S will drop to around $189-249.