holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insane

raggie33

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i dont like microsoft but man the specs of the new xbox are insane ill cut and paste
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total
VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
1 MB L2 cache

CPU Game Math Performance 9 billion dot product operations per second

Custom ATI Graphics Processor 10 MB of embedded DRAM
48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines
Unified shader architecture

Polygon Performance 500 million triangles per second

Pixel Fill Rate 16 gigasamples per second fill rate using 4x MSAA

Shader Performance 48 billion shader operations per second

Memory 512 MB of 700 MHz GDDR3 RAM
Unified memory architecture

Memory Bandwidth 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
21.6 GB/s front-side bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance 1 teraflop

Storage Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive
12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
Memory Unit support starting at 64 MB

I/O Support for up to four wireless game controllers
Three USB 2.0 ports
Two memory unit slots

Optimized for Online Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
Built-in Ethernet port
Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
Video camera ready

Digital Media Support Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and Windows XP-based PCs
Ability to rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive
Custom playlists in every game
Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizers

High-Definition Game Support All games supported at 16:9, 720p, and 1080i, anti-aliasing
Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported

Audio Multi-channel surround sound output
Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
320 independent decompression channels
32-bit audio processing
Over 256 audio channels

System Orientation Stands vertically or horizontally

Customizable Face Plates Interchangeable to personalize the console
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

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Hope it plays the old games though.

Greg
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

humm, not a big fan of XBox /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

try compare with PS3 here /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

wow, 3 processors? will this run like it's 9ghz or what??!?
IBM made processors?

That's a little overkill I'd say. Seems like it would cost a fortune!! How much are these going to be? 10,000? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

I want 3 processors for my PC damnit! !!
 

raggie33

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

i heard it will be 500 but i hope the old xbox games drop
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

wow that is expensive!!! That's like buying a whole complete computer now a days. I don't think I'd spend that much on just a game console... I prefer mouse+keyboard now anyways! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif So much more precise!
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

With three CPU cores running at 3.2g hz each but only 512mb of ram, is the memory going to be a choke point for throughput?
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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

my new computer has 2 pci express 512mb nvidia 6800 ultra video cards.

intel p4 3.8 ghz 2 meg L2.

1 gig 500 mhz dual channel ddr.

sata raid


best part about it it was almost free.

so no xbox for me.
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

[ QUOTE ]
markdi said:
my new computer has 2 pci express 512mb nvidia 6800 ultra video cards.

intel p4 3.8 ghz 2 meg L2.

1 gig 500 mhz dual channel ddr.

sata raid


best part about it it was almost free.

so no xbox for me.

[/ QUOTE ]

hey, i want an almost free one too!
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

[ QUOTE ]
IsaacHayes said:
IBM made processors?

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Ibm makes great processors! They have for MANY years! My personal favorates are in IBM's RS6000 series of servers. They don't run on the X86 architecture that Windows pc's run on though. Most IBM processors wind up running some flavor of Unix or Linux.

Apple G5 machines use IBM processors http://www.apple.com/g5processor/ibmprocess.html

Those apple machines are pretty awesome for people that can afford them and don't mind having less software available to them. Linus Travolds (maker of linux) switched to a mac pc... but installed linux on it. IBM processors are probably the best/fastest on the market right now, they just havn't gotten much attention because windows doesn't run on them.

I very much look forward to the XBOX 360, will probalby get one. I currently have a HTPC frontend PC which the XBOX is almost certain to replace.
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

[ QUOTE ]
raggie33 said:
i heard it will be 500 but i hope the old xbox games drop

[/ QUOTE ]


I have a friend that works at Toys R' Us and says it's starting at $300... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleye11.gif
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

[ QUOTE ]
shiftd said:
humm, not a big fan of XBox /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

try compare with PS3 here /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Here Here!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/happy23.gif


BUT, I've seen X-Box demo videos and the graphics from the new one makes things look incredably real. (seriously, one of the racing games looks clear as day!) /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

teststrips, I knew they made processors, but was not aware of that high mhz, or that MS would go for them over Intel. I always thought of MS and Intel being buddy buddy.
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

I like the concept of the Xbox for several reasons:

All that technology and horsepower does basically one thing... push polygons. PCs have to do everything and that involves a ton of added overhead (Win XP) The Xbox should have a much more streamlined operating system built for the exact hardware it uses (like Apple) The game developers write for one system, not worried if you are using single core or dual core CPUs, 256, 512, 1GB or 2GB of memory, what type of video card you use, how much memory the video card has, what operating sytem you are using etc.

The second reason is the Xbox has a longer life, those dual 6800s in SLI will be crushed by next year and the upgrade cycle continues. The only way to get dual 6800's for $300 is by knife point! $100/yr to have awesome graphics is a very cheap price to pay. Heck, my Asus X700 Pro 256MB VIVO card ran me $200!

The third reason is if my kids want to game, jump on the Xbox and have a good time. Leave my HTPC alone! They can and do game on their computer, but now they both can play games at the same time and not use my computer.

The forth reason is no virus problems, spam, malware and all the other junk plaguing computers. No 250MB of memory sucked up to load anti-virus, anti-spyware and all the other junk loading.

Next spring, I will make my decision and probably get an Xbox 360. Mainly to simplify my life, keep my kids of my computer, save serious bucks in the long run and save electricity.
 

raggie33

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

well i watched the e3 convention live on tech tv earlier e3 is a video game convetion well a course the big wigs from ninetindo and sony and microsoft was there demoing there new machinesi have to say playstation 3 is now in the lead i saw it playing on my old non hdtv it was amazeing
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

I remember when anyone could attend e3. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

Lets just say I hate xbox. PS3 will be lots better.
 

raggie33

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

whats weird is i have no compalints about my xbox i cant afoord games for it but im sure they will drop in price soon.i hate microsoft and realy wanted a ps2 but the ps2 was a lot more at the time.
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

With any luck at all, Xbox will choke to death on it's media. Sony just announced that the new PlayStation will be fed from Blu-Ray disks. Thats 25GB in type 1 mode, 50Gb in type 2 mode, and probably 100GB per disk within a year.

Eat light, MS.

Of course, the best system does not mean it will be successful -- VHS beat Beta-Max in spite of the fact that it was an inferior spec. Since MS is really just a marketing firm (and very good at it) there is always the possibility that they may drive the superior spec into the ground. Like the guy said in Terminator, "It's what they do."

For more on Blu-Ray, check this out:

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/607/607270p1.html
 

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Re: holly molly molly wolly the new xbox is insa

IBM is making the processors for all three of the next systems, X-Box, PS2, and the new Nintendo.

Sony had better hope that Blu-Ray does become the new standard instead of HD-DVD. It's the next big standard war, and not just for video games. Movies, and computer media. But then it's about the games, not just the hardware.
 
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