An image of a potential new Xbox 360 motherboard (pictured right) is making its way through the tubes today, as a Chinese manufacturer seems to have leaked a redesign of the less-than-stellar Microsoft hardware, as originally reported by the good folks at Kotaku.
Supposedly combining the GPU and CPU into a single chip (meaning only 1 major cooling device necessary and limiting RRoD issues), the leaked motherboard is notably small, lending credence to the idea that a “360 Slim” (of sorts) may be on the horizon.
I think we can agree that any redesign would be welcome, as long as the overheating RRoD problems are addressed. Such a re-release may even spike Xbox sales, as many love the Microsoft console, but have outright given up on the system because of hardware issues.
In any case, this news is firmly in the “rumor” category, but then again, the PS3 Slim was originally leaked in the exact same way…