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Nvidia tech licensed for Xbox 360 backward compatibility

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Nvidia tech licensed for Xbox 360 backward compatibility

Microsoft has signed a deal with Nvidia to license the company’s technology in order to enable backwards compatibility in the Xbox 360, which uses an ATI graphics chipset that isn’t natively compatible with Xbox titles.

The question of how to get Xbox 360 – which uses a radically different architecture to the Xbox – to play Xbox titles has been a major problem for Microsoft, and it’s rumoured that backwards compatibility wasn’t actually part of the original specification of the console.

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