Anandtech - Inside the XBox 360 article

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  1. therealskywolf

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    http://www.anandtech.com/systems/showdoc.aspx?i=2610&p=4

    I guess next month we will have an anandtech Tutorial on how to build the chip and place it in the console.

    lol

    And the guys still insist on saying Xenos should perform as a 24 Pipe R420...jesus, even Ati said in traditional numbers, it would perform as good as a 32 pipe card. Why insist so damm much? I guess that if you keep wishing really hard it may actually come true hein!? lol
     
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    Have you ever done computer technical support?

    If you are going to bother writing a tutorial you have to assume that most of the people who read it don't have a clue as to what they are doing.

    If they did, they wouldn't need a tutorial.
     
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    Not that I'm overly interested in this article, but a brief perusal has me notice this gem...
    "On a similar note Cell will only ever be using one SPE at a time, the other 6 remaining SPE's being used for audio, data decompression, video encoding, phsyics and AI simulation and on-the-fly object creation and animation."

    Anandtech must have a wierd definition for what 'being used' means.
     
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    Anand says such weird things.
     
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    :???: Err... Ok, so Cell will be using only one SPE at a time, while the other 6 are... being used...?
     
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    It's an orgy of SPE's
     
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    No, the other six are being abused ;)
     
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    Anandtech and Ars both have lost their senses when it comes to these console architectures, so though I like the sites in general still, the fact is they don't have much to offer in terms of contributing to the console discussion.

    That said though, I feel the real news here is how easily they dissasembled the system, in stark contrast really to Microsoft's previous bold claims.
     
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    Well, that "used" comment is not much about not knowing the consoles, it's more about not knowing how to write!!
     
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    In case it wasn't clear, the bit in speechmarks was me paraphrasing the Anandtech talk of XeCPU having six threads but only using one or two of them, while the rest remained presumably unused decoding audio and decompressing data and stuff.
     
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    pretty obvious what he meant. They are only REALLY using 2 threads. The other 4 are being used for trivial tasks that probably only take up tiny a percentage of the available power.

    I don't see how you can do an true assessment of the situation without mentioning COD2 and the team at IW, the first team to my knowledge to really spread the game over 3 cores. And look at the results.
     
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    "Lol wtf?", Arn't there rules about thread nameing?
     
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    Yes there are rules.
     
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    And there are enforcement officers :shock:
    Be afraid. Be very afraid...
     
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    Well they're in the donut shop right now it seems. ;)

    Anyway you see that full-size DVD-ROM drive in there? Psssh, I knew ML was pricing that thing too high.

    Incidently though, since halfway through my browsing this morning, I have since been unable to finishthe article or even to easily open it. Looks like they're under a crush of traffic and their bandwdth can't handle it with all of the images.
     
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    Just to make things clear, when you start reading a technological paper, news, review, just check one thing. The author.

    In this case:
    Then, ask yourself why would you want to waste your time, this this. Just go read some bad emo goth poetry on a Good Charlotte fan page or some VGCats strips... Your time will be better spent like this (Well, I suggest you looking at the wall instead, but that's just me).

    I'm kidding, of course, you have the right to respect Anand's site and opinion.
    I'm saying this, before the 3D Tech forums guys jumps in (X360 pun not intended) and start arguing about Anand's site quality.
    Everyone of us can't be at the Donut Shop at the same time. It one of the rules. :razz:

    About that, therealskywolf, please read the rules, the moderator that edited the title could had just as well locked or deleted the thread. :wink:

    Thread titles, especially in threads about other people writtings (Anand's, include. We're fair), should be as objective as possible. Or else, if the thread is oriented from the get go, no good discussion will never occur. The outcome will be nothing but flames or replies of complaisance.
    Both are uninteresting, I think we can all agree about that.
     
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    Anand's views on Cell and Xenon simply boggle the mind. I tend to really like that site but some of the things said there about Cell and Xenon really leave me scratching my head more often than not.
     
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    in the motherboard i see 4 samsung ram chip (512Mbit each) but where are the 4 other ram chip for obtain 512MB ??
     
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    Could be underneath?
     
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    the Xbox have 2 ram chip underneath but they are indirectly visible above, for the X360 they are totally invisible above, just 4 chip visible
     
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