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Old 05-10-05, 04:44 PM   #49
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there are no dual core cpu's in it, just dual cpu's

They are powerpc based, simplistically, G5's. The architecture is miles away from being a PC. The only PC-like component is the video. Else, it's vastly different.
As I understand it, it's a Tri-Core PowerPC CPU. While you're right that the CPU itself is miles from being an x86, it's my understanding that there is only one of them in the XBOX2, and it's got 3 cores. To be fair though, that's just what every Rumour I've seen has said, rather than being the absolute final truth. Also, to be fair, the topology of the system (i.e. - VPU, CPU, Cache, Memory) is still similar to that of a PC - it's not like we're looking at the PS3 with it's 4 dynamically balancing Cells here.
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Somebody wanna spell out the diff between dual cpu and dual core cpu? Is dual cpu having to seperate CPUs inside one computer [like if I were to go out and buy another A64 3200+ and cram it into my current computer] while dual core is having two CPUs on one single die/chip/thingie that I put the nasty cream on?
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Somebody wanna spell out the diff between dual cpu and dual core cpu? Is dual cpu having to seperate CPUs inside one computer [like if I were to go out and buy another A64 3200+ and cram it into my current computer] while dual core is having two CPUs on one single die/chip/thingie that I put the nasty cream on?
Yes. Though, to have Dual CPUs, you need a motherboard that supports it (obviously). Each CPU usually has its own memory interface as well, wheras a multi-core setup will have only one.
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Check out Joanna Dark.

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Old 05-11-05, 12:39 AM   #53
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I wish someone woud get a picture of the back of the thing so I can see what kind of plugs and ports this thing has. DVI? USB? Optical?
All I can tell from the pictures is it looks like a big I-POD. Like some genius at microsoft figures, " Hey them kids like that I-pod, let's make it all white and curvey like!"
It would look great in a fancy hotel bathroom....

But really, it's all about the games. What games are going to be released with this thing in November? that's the question.
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Yeah, I'd like to know if there will be a VGA or DVI port on the back! That would be pretty sweet, IMO. Just plug the XBOX 360 straight in to your monitor and play! Just a reminder, MTV has the special on the next gen XBOX tomorrow night at 9:30 CST!
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Actually Joanna Dark going from the crappy anime look to "teh sex4y" will be quite nice.

Hmm, interesting. What I'd like to see is how Rare plans on doing a halfway DECENT game with xbox 360 by the time its hardware becomes decrepit.

I wonder what kind of lead times we'll get on games, due to complexity too.
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Yeah, I'd like to know if there will be a VGA or DVI port on the back! That would be pretty sweet, IMO. Just plug the XBOX 360 straight in to your monitor and play! Just a reminder, MTV has the special on the next gen XBOX tomorrow night at 9:30 CST!
Hopefully it will work exactly like the XBOX and have one A/V port that plugs into a junction box designed for whatever output variety you wish.
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Would be nice if it had an easy, cheap way to plug it into a monitor. I mean, it supports HDTV resolutions natively, so outputting to monitor resolutions shouldn't be any problem (especially since every game is supposed to support 1080i, in monitor standards that's even more pixels than 1600x1200). I'd still prefer to play on my couch seeing the game on my big screen TV, but it would be nice to have the option of hooking it up to my monitor.

Personally, right now I'm excited at the prospect of a Perfect Dark Zero, if it's even half as good as it's predacessor and has online play, I could see myself sinking a lot of hours into that.
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It seems like Microsoft had some bad experiences with Intel and Nvidia because with the Xbox 360 they decided to deal with completely different companies (ATI for GPU and IBM for Processor).
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