The Xbox 360 will be presented tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. EST by Microsoft and MTV at an event in Los Angeles. The console hasn't even been presented yet but pictures and detailed specifications of Microsoft's next-generation Xbox already appeared on the web a few days ago.
We learned for instance that it will use a triple-core IBM PowerPC running at 3.2GHz with 1MB L2 cache. Each core runs two hardware threads and has a VMX-128 vector unit.
The graphics solution comes from ATI with a core running at 500MHz and 10MB eDRAM to deliver High Definition image quality. Embedded DRAM can be compared to the cache memory of a processor, it will help to overcome the memory bandwidth problem in graphics solutions, to deliver full screen 1280x720 anti-aliasing with almost no performance impact. Lots of other leaked specifications regarding the Xbox 360 can be found here
Xbox 360 to be presented tomorrow night
Posted on Wednesday, May 11 2005 @ 20:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck