Xbox 2 hardware specs rumours

By Julio Franco ยท 5 replies
Feb 2, 2004
  1. 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: The Inquirer.
  2. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    DAYMM!!!!!!!!!!! thats gotta be nice
  3. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Heh, I remember reading the X-Box-1 specs and thinking "OMG that's fast"

    But years later when it was released it wasn't so fast anymore ;)
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Yeah it seems like the next.gen consoles are getting more then PCs are equipted with, but after reading your post Per Hansson your right - by the time it comes out that may not be so great.
  5. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    i wonder how much it is going to cost. it probably won't be that expensive because most people won't spend that much on a "video game system."
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Yeah but by that time it will probably be billed as an entertainment unit and do dvds, internet and everything else as well, so it might not be as cheap as you think.
    I see them following the path Sony has already started down with the PSX.
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