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It should come as no surprise that Microsoft is busy working on the future of the Xbox console, in whatever form that may be. While any successor is likely still years away, job listings can give us a glimpse of what technology it may hold. According to one such job listing on Microsoft’s website, the team is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to “lead the DRAM solutions for the Xbox console hardware development team.”
“Microsoft’s Hardware teams consist of progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative professionals who design, test and manufacture some of the best-loved entertainment devices in the world. Our teams ship tens of millions of hardware products every year including the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, a full accessories lineup, and more. Microsoft is the destination for the brightest minds in gaming device design. Come be part of what’s next.
We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Senior Engineer to lead the DRAM solutions for the Xbox console hardware development team. DRAM solutions include DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6 and future DRAM technologies. The successful candidate will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge memory technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects. The focus will be integrating the right memory solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as power, cost, reliability, signal integrity and performance requirements. Integration includes defining the system requirements for each memory technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team, partner teams and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of the chosen technology.”
There’s not a lot of details as to what exactly the team over at Xbox is designing, but whatever it is, it should include powerful DRAM technology. The Xbox One X currently features 12GB of GDDR5 memory.
Via: Bleeding Cool