Microsoft Xbox 360 specifications

Posted on Monday, May 09 2005 @ 23:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lots of specifications regarding Microsoft's Xbox 360 have been leaked today. One of the first discoveries is that there will be two versions of Xbox Live: Silver (free) and Gold (paid subscription). But during weekends the service will be free for everyone. Both Gold and Silver members will be able to download content through XBL, this includes demos, trailers and other stuff.

Now lets move to the hardware side. The CPU of the Xbox 360 will be a IBM PowerPC with 3 symmetrical cores running at 3.2GHz each, two hardware threads will run per core and the processors will have 1MB L2 cache and single VMX-128 vector unit per core.

The graphics solution comes from ATI with 10MB embedded DRAM and a core running at 500MHz. The system memory of the Xbox 360 will exist out of 512MB GDDR3 RAM running at 700MHz.
Memory Bandwidth
- 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
- 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
- 21.6 GB/s frontside bus
The Xbox 360 will support DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD and JPEG photo CD. All games will support 16:9 1080i, 720p and anti-aliasing. The face plates of the Xbox 360 will be customizable and the console will have three USB 2.0 ports and support for 4 wireless controllers. The console features WiFi support and a 20GB detachable HDD will also be available.

This is just a short summary, all specifications can be read at NeoWin

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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