Xbox 2 hardware specs rumours

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The raw specs are not hugely unexpected, three IBM PPC CPUs, each capable of running two threads, for a total of six threads running at the same time. These cores, reportedly based on the PowerPC 976, the first dual core 65nm PPC core. What is more up in the air is whether each core is SMT capable, or there are true dual cores on each die. Either way, it potentially packs a huge processing punch.

The next item on the list is the GPU, this time built by ATI rather than NVidia. It is said to be based on the R500 core, and should be at least PS and VS 3.0 compatible, and DX10 is said to be in the cards. Once again, it packs a punch.

Read more: [URL=]The Inquirer[/URL].

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