Earlier today, shots of a new motherboard that was claimed to be for an upcoming Xbox 360 Slim model were revealed.
Yet a member on the infamous NeoGAF forums has quickly shot down rumors Kotaku reported regarding the board featuring a chipset codenamed Clarkdale by confirming it has nothing to do with the console. In a post, he states, “Clarkdale is a PC processor combining a dual-core Nehalem derivative with Intel integrated graphics. It has absolutely f*ck all to do with the 360.”
Whether a Xbox 360 Slim is truly in the works remains uncertain, with Microsoft issuing a normal “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation,” but now all eyes will be on their Keynote Conference at this year’s E3 event. Releasing a new SKU alongside Project Natal would seem a sensible move, seeing the success that Sony’s PlayStation 3 Slim received last year, but only time will tell.
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