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Rumor: XBox 360 Slim Model with Valhalla Chipset Uncovered?

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240w ago - Kotaku is reporting on what appears to be a rumored XBox 360 slim model featuring a Valhalla chipset today.

Speculation is currently underway as to whether the [Register or Login to view links] of the picture is a legitimate Chinese leak ala PS3 Slim, or a hoax.

To quote: "These pictures apparently show the guts of a new model of the Xbox 360. The important bits? The fact that for the first time the console combines the CPU and the GPU in a single chip. Oh, and it's small.

The pic shows the board in question, with the chip part of a rumoured redesign for the Xbox 360 console, testing of which has recently been completed in China.

This isn't simply a new board for the existing hardware, either; it's reportedly a total redesign of the console. Think the PS3 Slim, only... for an Xbox 360.

Now, considering the source, there's every reason to be sceptical of the images, and the info. Then again, with Natal due later this year, rebooting the 360 itself to go along with it would make a lot of sense, especially if a reduction in size could come with a reduction in cost."

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thehaksharif's Avatar
#18 - thehaksharif - 237w ago
If you look at the picture, the apparent Sync button next to it has a like place for another button to be soldered, or the could just have a new RF board with the sync button on there or with eject button..

Then again it isn't the final board, its just in development yet..

TUHTA's Avatar
#17 - TUHTA - 237w ago
well i was talking with OFFICIAL DEALERS.

They sad it is going for sale in JULY-SEPTEMBER 2010 !

PaNNaP's Avatar
#16 - PaNNaP - 237w ago
it would be fantastic if this was a true leak of a TBA updated 360!

infernoassassin's Avatar
#15 - infernoassassin - 238w ago
ok that cool, i mean otherwise the security to hack it is better i think.

ruger1234's Avatar
#14 - ruger1234 - 238w ago
The convenient South Bridge holes in the mainboard are still present Nice!

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