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Microsoft and Intel’s partnership stems back to the early 80’s with MSDOS and Windows. Microsoft would use Intel to power the Original Xbox in 2001. Yet in 2005 with the next generation Xbox 360, they famously split from the chipmaker in favor of IBM and their PowerPC architecture – made famous by Apple and with PowerMac line of computers. In this episode we take a look at why Microsoft dumped Intel for the Xbox 360 game system.

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Sources :

https://www.neoseeker.com/news/926-sony-ibm-and-toshiba-join-forces-to-create-the-cell/
https://venturebeat.com/2011/11/15/the-making-of-the-xbox-part-2/
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/55264-microsoft-xbox-to-use-powerpc-chip
https://www.edn.com/ati-bumps-nvidia-out-of-microsofts-xbox/

Music in this Episode :

► LLS Main Menu Theme Gensokyo – Lotus Land Story
► Axelay – Stage 01 Music – Taro Kudo

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