XBOX - Essential Specs
A modified 733-megahertz (MHz) Intel Pentium III processor with
a maximum bus transfer rate of 6.4 gigabytes (GB) per second.
The Xbox will possess the fastest processing speeds for a game
console to date. For consumer products comparison, the PlayStation 2 has a 300-MHz
processor and a maximum bus transfer rate of 3.2 GB. GameCube
will have a 405-MHz processor and a 3.2 GB maximum bus transfer
A custom 300-MHz 3-D graphics processor from Nvidia that can
process more than 1 trillion operations per second. It will produce
150 million polygons per second (100 million sustained). Polygons
are the building blocks of 3-D graphic images. Increasing the
number polygons results in sharper, more detailed images. The
graphics processor will also support high resolutions of up to
1920 X 1080 pixels. For comparison, the PlayStation 2 has a 150-MHz
graphics processor and produces 70 million polygons a second.
The GameCube has a 202.5-MHz graphics processor and will produce
12 million polygons a second.
A custom 3-D audio processor that will support 256 audio channels
and Dolby AC3 encoding.
An 8-GB built-in hard drive -- an industry first. Having a built-in
hard drive will allow the games to move faster.
64 MB of unified memory, which game developers can allocate to
the central processing unit and graphics processing unit (GPU)
as needed. This arguably makes the Xbox more flexible for game
A media communications processor (MCP), also from Nvidia, that
will enable broadband connectivity. In addition, it will have
a 10/100-Mbps (megabits per second) Ethernet built in that will
allow you to use your cable modem or DSL to play games online.
Microsoft has sold over 1 Million Units pre 2002!
The Xbox video game system has a suggested retail price of
Approximate dimensions are 12 x 4 x 8 inches (width x height
x depth); 300 x 80 x 180 mm (width x height x depth).
The Xbox console can play DVD's and CD's.
A DVD movie playback kit is also available.
Xbox supports HDTV .
Xbox sports the unique 3d Dashboard UI.
Xbox allows the creation of custom CD's.
The Xbox contains an NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU).
Xbox memory card allows you to save a game that is in progress
and play it on another Xbox console.
Multiple Xbox consoles can be networked for gaming!
Broadband capability is scheduled to go live in the summer of
27 publishers are supporting the Xbox online plans...
Xbox Communicator allows real-time communication.
The X-BOX console should be available in Europe on the
14th March 2002 at a cost of £299 for the unit and
£44 for software titles.
Microsoft plans for 1.5 million Xbox consoles to be shipped
for the first 3 month selling period!
Peripherals include a 8MB custom memory card, advanced AV
pack and DVD movie playback kit. Xbox should be available in the
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Pad) Xbox Starter Kit
MB Custom Memory Card
Movie Playback Kit
Definition AV Pack
Pro Victory Wheel
Gun Fox 2 Pro Joystick
Standard AV Cable
System Link Cable
Video Game System
Victor Blanco and Jim Helm are the creators of Microsoft's
first 3D User Interface!
Time, Time Zone and Language, Clock, Audio, Video, Parental
Memory can be managed on the Xbox Hard Disk and on the Memory
Card. This includes viewing, moving and deleting stored files.
The disk is separated into two parts - cache and user info.
The Harddisk also acts as a log, storing info about all the
different games played etc...
Aswell as playing Audio CD's - X-BOX also records CD's!
The tracks are recorded at 128kbit, 16-bit stereo quality.