xbox 360 specs (unofficial, but believable)

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  1. McFly

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    ok, this specs sound like it could be it, so I post it here. They where posted at the teamxbox forums.

    Ok, here they are: http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=344032

    2 types of Xbox Live:
    Xbox Live Silver (no subscription required)
    Xbox Live Gold (subscription benefits)

    Features for Gold service
    * Also for Silver
    # Also for Offline

    - Seamless transition to Xbox Live account from Xbox to Xbox 360
    - Access to MMOs (additional fees may apply) *
    - Free Xbox Live weekends *
    - Multiplayer online gameplay
    - Avatar for gamer profile * #
    - Motto for gamer profile * #
    - Personalized look for Xbox System Guide * #
    - Offline achievments * #
    - Online achievements *
    - Access to other players' Gamer cards via Live *
    - Cumulative gamer score * #
    - Location/language profile * #
    - Reputation *
    - Enahnced matchmaking using above
    - Skill level matchmaking
    - Gameplay style profile (casual, competitive, etc.)
    - Recent players list *
    - Free and premium download game content *
    - Free and premium downloadable movies, music, tv *
    - Downloadable demos/trailers *
    - Microtransactions *
    - Custom playlist in every game * #
    - Play music from portable devices * #
    - View images from digital camera * #
    - Strem media from Windows XP * #
    - Interactive screen savers * #
    - Track info for CDs * #
    - Communication with voice, video or text *

    360 HW:
    1. Support for DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 cd, JPEG photo CD
    2. All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing
    3. Customizable face plates to change appearance
    4. 3 USB 2.0 ports
    5. Support for 4 wireless controllers
    6. Detachable 20GB drive
    7. Wi-Fi ready

    Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
    - 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each
    - 2 hardware threads per core
    - 1 VMX-128 vector unit per core
    - 1 MB L2 cache

    CPU Game Math Performance
    - 9 billion dots per second

    Custom ATI Graphics Processor
    - 500 MNz
    - 10 MB embedded DRAM
    - 48-way parallel floating-point shader pipelines
    - unified shader architecture

    Memory
    -512 MB GDDR3 RAM
    - 700 MNz DDR

    Memory Bandwidth
    - 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
    - 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
    - 21.6 GB/s frontside bus

    Audio
    - Mulitchannel surround sond output
    - Supports 48khz 16-bit audio
    - 320 independent decompression channels
    - 32 bit processing
    - 256+ audio channels


    Fredi
     
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    CPU Game Math Performance
    - 9 billion dots per second

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    what exactly does this mean?
     
  3. j^aws

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    Hehe...pretty close to 'leak' of last year! ;)
     
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    That sounds like a math instruction called a 'dot product' and it could do 9 billion of these per second...
     
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    2 types of Xbox Live:
    Xbox Live Silver (no subscription required)


    This will be the determining factor for me. If most of the game I wish to play only require Live Silver, I may get an Xbox 2. I do not want to pay for subscriptions to simply play online. I understand MMOG need that subscription but for other games mortal kombat, gotham racing etc..I do not want to pay at all.

    Speng.
     
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    I wonder how that streaming from windowsXP is done. Sure would be nice if I could keep media files on my server and communicate via samba.
     
  7. Titanio

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    Yeah, wasn't it speculated they might be doing some tweaking for certain operations? Like dot product? Though I honestly don't know how this stands up, I'll presume it's good if MS have it on a spec sheet.

    Everything seems pretty much in line with expectations. Glad we can stop talking about PPUs ;)

    BlimBlim has confirmed these are true (BlimBlim is the editor of one of the big xbox sites, quite close to MS France..reliable).
     
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    Yeah seems like these are the real planned specs for the machine.
     
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    Just gonna edit this to make it easier for peeps like me to read...

    Features for all users...
    - Avatar for gamer profile * #
    - Motto for gamer profile * #
    - Personalized look for Xbox System Guide * #
    - Offline achievments * #
    - Cumulative gamer score * #
    - Location/language profile * #
    - Custom playlist in every game * #
    - Play music from portable devices * #
    - View images from digital camera * #
    - Strem media from Windows XP * #
    - Interactive screen savers * #
    - Track info for CDs * #

    Sliver Live! subscribers also get for free...
    - Access to MMOs (additional fees may apply) *
    - Free Xbox Live weekends *
    - Online achievements *
    - Access to other players' Gamer cards via Live *
    - Reputation *
    - Recent players list *
    - Free and premium download game content *
    - Free and premium downloadable movies, music, tv *
    - Downloadable demos/trailers *
    - Microtransactions *
    - Communication with voice, video or text *

    Gold Live! subscribers get this extra for their money...
    - Seamless transition to Xbox Live account from Xbox to Xbox 360
    - Enahnced matchmaking using above
    - Skill level matchmaking
    - Gameplay style profile (casual, competitive, etc.)
    - Multiplayer online gameplay

    I'd like to know how the 'Play music from portable devices' is going to work. What interface do they use? Same with the digital camera picture viewing. Reckon it requires the USB ports on front? (if true, of course!)

    edit: misplaced the online gaming!
     
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    No FPU in addition to VMX? If so,

    1 core ~ 8 Flops per cycle
    3 cores ~ 24 Flops per cycle

    @ 3.2 GHz, tri-core ~ 24 * 3.2 GHz ~ 76.8 GFlops
     
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    Wasn't the harddrive supposed to be 40GB?, eventhough I never saw those numbers from the leaked pictures
     
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    Sorry I havnet been keeping up with the specs as much as I like, so MS went ahead and went for the 512 ram?
     
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    no PPU?? LOL
     
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    :?:

    LOL because the poster didn't inlcude a PPU in the specs or LOL because Microsoft didn't include one?
     
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    that means (retire) throughput of 1 dot product per cycle per cpu/vmx unit. nice.
     
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    I was following this thing this morning also - the actual thread on TeamXBox has been deleted. Now, frankly I feel like that almost ups the credibility, since Cesar of TeamXBox is under NDA and has access to additional info not privy the regular press.

    I guess we'll either know soon enough... or we won't. :p
     
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    maybe I'm reading the list wrong but you don't get to playgames online with the xboxlive silver package?

    the way it looks you only get the features with the "*" by it right if thats the case it's pretty pointless, I guess they are just giving a taste to get you hooked
     
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    You can't play regular online games with the silver package, just the special weekends and other silver specials. That's how I get it.

    Fredi
     
  19. j^aws

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    If this spec is true then yes, 512MB is good.

    700 MHz DDR (1400 MHz effective)

    22.4 GB/s --> 128 bit bus

    I was hoping it would be 256 bit ---> 44.8 GB/s :(
     
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    The way I read is, you get to play online on weekends for free with Silver. Monday - Friday you don't get to play online, you need the Gold Package for that.
     
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