Rumor: Xbox One to be always-on for 10 years
Digital Foundry has managed to get some brand new information regarding Microsoft’s Xbox One. According to Microsoft’s website Xbox One should last fault-less in an always-on state for over ten years.
Another interesting thing they found out is that the infamous Red Ring of Death (RROD) problem that broke a lot of Xbox 360s in the past is now solved. Microsoft worked a lot to solve this using a new size and design meant to manage heat flow and avoid overheating.
On top of that, several developers reported that the console is very quiet even when the processor is really being used.
You have a bit more information below:
“Also consider the technological make-up of the AMD processor. The closest match we have in terms of PC hardware to the Xbox One graphics core is the Radeon HD 7790, which draws 85W at peak,” the site said.
“The Xbox One version runs at lower frequencies and has two fewer compute units. AMD’s Jaguar CPU architecture is also highly energy efficient—it’s designed with tablets in mind. Even factoring in the DDR3, ESRAM and custom silicon, we should expect see a complete system power draw that’s a world away from the ‘power at all costs’ approach to the launch versions of the Xbox 360 and PS3, which used in the region of 170-200W.”