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Inside The XBox

Right here you can learn all about the official components of The Xbox from Microsoft. Firstly lets deal with the various bits and pieces that have been officially announced as being "Inside the Xbox"

Xbox Specification:

  • DirectX API game development tools 
  • Intel Pentium III 733MHz processor technology with Streaming SIMD Extensions 
  • 233MHz custom-designed chip, developed by Microsoft and NVIDIA
  • 64 MB of RAM (unified memory architecture) 
  • 3D Audio Support in Hardware (64-bit)
  • 8 GB hard drive 
  • 2X-5X DVD drive with movie playback (Additional Remote Necessary)
  • Four game controller ports 
  • Expansion port 
  • Proprietary A/V connector 
  • Game controller x4, Ethernet (10/100)
  • Broadband enabled 
  • Modem enabled (optional) 

Key Performance Measures:

  • 6.4GB/sec Memory Bandwidth 
  • 150 million micropolygons/particles per second 
  • 150 million transformed and lit polygons per second 
  • 100 million polygons per second sustained performance (shading, texturing) 
  • Pixel Fill Rate 4.0 GB/sec 
  • 4 simultaneous textures 
  • Compressed textures available at 6:1 compression
  • Full-scene anti-aliasing 
  • DVD movie playback * see above
  • 1920x1080 maximum resolution 
  • Maximum resolution (2 x 32bpp frame buffers + Z) 1920 x 1080
  • HDTV support (games and movie playback)

Specific Audio Features:

  • 256 Audio channels 
  • 3-D Audio support 
  • Midi/DLS2 support 


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