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So how fast is the XBOX360's processors

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  1. Johnny

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    So how fast is the XBOX360's processors

    I was reading a game magazine in which it said the XBOX360 had three processors. Each working at 3 ghz for a total of 9 Ghz.

    Now this all sounded odd to me.

    Does the XBOX 360 really have that much processor power?
     
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    Lol, so a game magazine said three 3 Ghz processors are the same as one 9 Ghz?

    I'd consider their info suspect just for that.



     
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    iv seen some people say that manufacturers were removing the processors from video cards because they make all of the heat
    :dunce: :laugh:

    doesnt make it true tho
     
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    Is that just for the CPU, or does that include the GPU?
     
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    the GPU is the processor on a video card



     
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    I know, I was wondering if by "three processors" they meant the CPU, the GPU and one other chip (possibly a second CPU).



     
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    gpu's arent even to the 1ghz area yet, iv seen some just over 600+mhz with memory around 2ghz

    i wouldnt trust wiki for info on new hardware, anyone can edit it
    and i havent seen any tri core processors, and if ther using xenon's they wouldnt be under $300

    my guess would be some dirt cheap celeron, the origonal xbox used celeron 800's+ iirc
     
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    That's what I thought, so something definitely doesn't make sense there.



     
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    it's a specially designed 3-core processor based on the PowerPC, and yes, it runs at about 3ghz. made by IBM. whoever wrote in that game magazine obviously doesn't know jack about computing or processing power calculations.

    who measures processing power based on clockspeed anyway?
     
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    So Microsoft's XBox 360 is running on Mac chips (which were originally designed by IBM)? That's freaky.

    Does anyone have a rough comparison - about what would the equivalent PC?
     
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    I've read a comparison on Gamespot between the graphics of the X360-version of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and the PC-version of the same game. They tested the game on a low-end PC, a 'medium' one, and a high-end PC, and the X360-version proved to have slightly better graphics than the 'medium' PC, but notably less impressive graphs than the high-end machine.

    The test was done somewhere between 6 and 12 months ago, I think.
     
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    Well obviously a computer that can in fact cost you almost 10x times more than an xbox is going to be way superior.



     
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    The chips are custom designed to be good for gaming and nothing else. They are horrid when it comes to general computing tasks. They aren't Mac chips either, the POWER architecture covers a lot of areas(I bet most people on this forum have a car with at least 3 POWER chips). An Xbox couldn't run OS X/9.


    As for the graphics comparison, did they hook the 360 up to the same monitor as the PCs? Was it running at the same resolution? I have yet to see a comparison that does that, TVs and monitors have huge gap in resolution that gives PCs the visual edge. . .until you hook up the console to the monitor.



     

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