- Apr 12, 2001
As has been long reported, Microsoft's Xbox development system are PowerMac G5s. (photo)
Indeed, Xbox 360 demos being shown by Microsoft are running on PowerMac G5s.
"We purchased a number of Apple G5's because very specific hardware components of the G5 allow developers to emulate some of the technology behind future Xbox products and services," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "This is an interim development tool that will be replaced with a more powerful and comprehensive solution later."
Both the PowerMac and Xbox sport PowerPC-based processors from IBM.