Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Xbox 2 - specs from GameSpy

GameSpy has published an article about the Xbox 2 (Xenon) specs.

here are the highlights from the article:

CPU - Xenon's CPU has three 3.0 GHz PowerPC cores
GPU - Xenon's GPU is a generation beyond the ATI X800 (500 MHz)
System Memory - Xenon will have 256 MB of system RAM (Xbox 1 has 64 MB).
Optical Drive - Games will come on dual-layer DVD-9 discs.
Memory Units - Xenon will use 64 MB to 1,024 MB memory cards.
Hard Drive - Optional drive (size TBD).
Camera - Xenon will have a USB 2.0 camera. It's capable of 1.2 megapixel still shots and VGA video.
HD Games - Developers are being instructed to plan their games for high-definition. The baseline is 720p at 1280x720 for gameplay and video clips.
Xbox Live - All Xenon games must be Xbox Live 'aware'

these are pretty cool specs, and I'm thrilled to see that the hard drive is still present. I'm looking forward to getting this machine. although the camera is a nice surprise, I'm hoping that there are many more media related surprises yet to be announced.

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