While Microsoft was developing the Xbox One console, the developer had one main problem and that was to make the console aware of what it was looking at the room of a typical gamer. The lamp, table and friends all had to be worked into the developing of the new gaming console so that it could tell what it was seeing using a variety of calculations. Microsoft talked about the insides of the console without giving away too much information of course, but for the most part the Xbox One CPU was discussed in detail, as well as any problems the developer team had to overcome to build it.
The chip is one that is larger than normal at around 363mm square, the processor has more than 5 billion transistors. One online source, that has not been confirmed at this point, claims the new “system on a chip” is the largest one ever made and is comparable to Intel’s 64-core Xeon Phi co-processor that is installed in supercomputers. Microsoft did not talk much about how much power the chip will consume, but it was noted that it will be power gated down to 2.5 percent of the chips power.