Digital Trends.com is reporting that the release of the Xbox 720 will not come until 2014.
The story, via Tech website SemiAccurate, claims Microsoft is gunning for n Autumn 2013 release for the Xbox 720, but unless Oban yields are improved, Microsoft’s machine will indeed slip into 2014.
Microsoft’s Oban is the GPU/APU microchip powering the new console’s slick visuals. Three factories are producing Oban for Microsoft but as of now the yield rate is bordering on catastrophic.
It seems that as of today the Oban yields are “painfully low”. SemiAccurate’s source indicated that the yield of functioning microchips for the Xbox 720 may be below single digit percentages. This means that for thousands of chips produced, mere hundreds work.
More on this as we get it.