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Asher
13-05-2005, 12:57:12
First of all, here's an official high-res image of the Xbox 360 and the controller: http://images.betanews.com/betanews/articles/1115954701/xbox360.jpg
Certainly a huge improvement over the current Xbox. You can also power the console on/off using the controller (which are all wireless).

The official specs are very impressive: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox360/factsheet.htm

Highlights:
3 (Three) 3.2GHz PowerPC processors based on IBM's POWER5 server processor. For comparison, Apple's G5 uses PowerPC processors based on IBM's older POWER4 server processor. These 3 processors are on the same physical core, and each processor can handle 2 hardware threads (called SMT). Each hardware thread has access to their own set of registers, including the 128 VMX (AltiVec) registers.
512MB of 700MHz GDDR3 RAM (effective 1400MHz RAM) = 22.4GB/s bandwidth
500MHz Custom ATI graphics chip: 48 pixel/vertex shading units(!). It's based on the generation of chip after the currently top-of-the-line PC chip, the x850. The current Xbox has 2 pixel/vertex shaders, for reference. The new ones are also much more capable.
10MB of embedded DRAM with 256GB/s banwidth on the graphics chip
802.11a/b/g wireless
Intergrated wireless controllers
Detachable/upgradable 20GB HD
Over 256 audio channels
It's also watercooled, so it should be very quiet. You can also change the faceplates on it to rice it up, like a Nokia phone or something.

Price is expected to be $299USD.

MattHiggs
13-05-2005, 13:12:08
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Drekkus
13-05-2005, 14:34:30
How come a computer like that only costs 300 dollar??

Asher
13-05-2005, 15:15:50
Because they enter special agreements with the companies who want to proliferate their technology and get developers experienced with them. And Microsoft loses money on the console hardware.

Funko
13-05-2005, 15:42:17
"You can also change the faceplates on it to rice it up, like a Nokia phone or something."

If I was a trendy Abercrombie-wearing twat maybe that'd appeal!

Asher
13-05-2005, 15:55:38
That's obviously a demographic they're aiming for -- the European market of twats.

Funko
13-05-2005, 15:56:34
Because they did so badly here before? Good idea.

Looks like a very good machine, and out before Sony so they could do well.

Venom
13-05-2005, 16:14:40
Any truth to the special edition XBox for 399?

Venom
13-05-2005, 16:15:35
And the early talk about the PS3/PSX is sick.

Asher
13-05-2005, 16:20:01
Yeah, especially because it's going to be remarkably disappointing to people who buy into the hype.

It'll be the PS2 all over again.

Supercomputer my ass.

Funko
13-05-2005, 16:23:21
Another extremely popular console with loads of great games?

Asher
13-05-2005, 18:49:22
Is this the game forum or the tech forum?

Take a guess.

mr.G
19-05-2005, 17:47:01
Lurker knows