XBox 360 Specs Released [Triple Core @ 3.2Ghz each]

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  1. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    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
    • 500MHz 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 GDDR3 RAM
    • 700 MHz of DDR
    • 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

    Rest of the Specs at CNET
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Isn't Apple supposed to get the goodies first? :confused:
     
  3. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Apple: Hey IBM can we get one of those fancy processors?

    I saw the screen shots and some how i was hoping for more. :(
     
  4. Tech^salvager macrumors regular

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    no
     
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  6. iGary Guest

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    I thought Apple and IBM's agreement was that they (Apple) got the latest procs before anyone else.
     
  7. Tech^salvager macrumors regular

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    was gonna edit my post after my sutpid remark but I'll say it here. Unless they are in some agreement them maybe. should say that but I was in idiot mode.
    sorry
     
  8. jiggie2g macrumors 6502

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    These Specs are total BS ... a 48 Pipleine card which dosen't Exist , we are still at 16 and the ATI R520(coming fall) chip is rated at 24Pipelines , 500 Million triangles is less then a Radeon X800XL(which does over to 600M) the X850PE does over 850M Triagles a sec and over 8 gigapixels /sec.

    This kinds of Processing power should atleast do Double what the X850PE does. Waitr till the E3 then u will see the real specs.
     
  9. iJon macrumors 604

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    Yeah I agree. I mean it isn't like Microsoft just announced XBox360 on MTV or anything :rolleyes:

    Just messing with ya. I agree though, this specs do seem kind of "out there."

    jon
     
  10. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I think the price will be $499 during Q4 2005 with the price dropping to $399 by Q2 2006.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    But I don't really get the 3 core thing anyway. If that's such a good idea, why doesn't Apple use the same chip? Put two of these 3 core CPUs in a Power Mac and you'd have an awesome machine...

    D
     
  12. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I know it is tempting, but why do we think that Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU = G5? It doesn't. Just because they used G5 Power Macs as development kits does not mean these are magical multicore G5s that IBM is giving to Microsoft but not Apple.

    Nothing shady going on here. At least I think, but you never from with Microsoft. :)
     
  13. jiggie2g macrumors 6502

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    Well there is no solid info of the Fill rate or Vertivle Processing but the 40 piples thing is kinda like a P4w/HT , it's 24 real pipelines and 24 vitural ones.

    It's WATER COOLED and has detachable face plates ....has a real GUI ...detachable HD.....I want 2 of them now. :eek:

    Check it out.

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000337043193/
     
  14. Dippo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    These are probably some kind of "stripped down" G5s, and they probably lack many functions that are included with Apple chips.

    Of course if IBM can make a "stripped down" G5 that is tripled core then I am sure they could make an Apple G5 double core at about 2.5Ghz.
    At the very least a 3.0Ghz single core should be possible.
     
  15. Lacero macrumors 604

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    The first Microsoft product I actually WANT to own. Hell has definitely frozen over.
     
  16. lordmac macrumors regular

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    Ya i just saw the mtv thing and wow talk about a lame product unveiling, I mean there was no suspense at all they showed the thing like 5 sec. into it. But ya, when they showed some game play footage i was kind of disappointed i mean it looked just a little bit worse then halflife 2 and doom 3, and i was expecting something more mind-blowing from all the hype they have been doing on this thing.
    :rolleyes:

    Also those specs seem a bit inflated.
     
  17. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    i know! *shudder*

    c'mon nintendo. earn my money. please. (grew up on nes and 64)
     
  18. shadowguy macrumors member

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    Nintendos Revolution is rumored to run on a custom 4 core G5 running at 2.5Ghz each.

    Xbox 360 is supposed to run with the R500 video card, while the Revolution is supposed to be running an R520. The Revolution will be a lot better, power wise, than the Xbox 360.
     
  19. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Well looks like I have no excuse now to keep my PC. ;)
     
  20. jadam macrumors 6502a

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    Unless of course, you play flight simulators like I do =)

    Anyways this thing looks wicked.
     
  21. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is that these are pre-specifications.

    Console Specs

    Hmmm... probably NOT. Seeing that Virginia Tech (2200 G5's) does about 10 teraflops...

    Take notice of the footnote though:

     
  22. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Their lawyers made them write that disclaimer to absolve them of any frivolous lawsuits. The specs may actually be higher. It doesn't make sense to knowingly inflate system specs to only underachieve them.
     
  23. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    I would say that 1 teraflop would be a knowing inflation.
     
  24. Tech^salvager macrumors regular

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    "The specs are false. They were originally posted apparently by 'Aries'...except that Aries posted a page down that that poster was an imposter using his name. He stated repeatedly that he never posted specs. But people didn't read that far down and have been quoting those specs.


    So ignore those specs.

    The whole thing with Square Enix is a true quote though!"
    thats to teh 4 g5 @ 2.5ghz thing
    quoted from GFLPraxis
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=126191
     
  25. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    Because more cpus doesn't necessarliy mean more power. You have to have software very specifically written to support that kind of threading. You cant just slap 10 processors together and be 10x faster.
     

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