Heres a post I made a while back on another forum with the specs of each console. Hope it helps you decide which to get.
The release of Microsoft's Xbox 360 starts the race of the Next Generation Consoles. Here is information about each console and pictures.
The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's console for the Next Generation systems. Released on November 22, 2005, it is the first console to start the next generation. The two systems of the Xbox 360 are the Core system and Premium system.Xbox 360 Core System$300Included in the Core System is the following:Xbox 360 ConsoleWired ControllerComposite AV Cable
Xbox 360 Premium System$400This is what is included in the Premium SystemConsole with Premium Chrome FinishHard DriveWireless ControllerXbox Live HeadsetComponent HD AV CableEthernet Cable
As you can see for the extra $100 spent on the Premium you get much more things. You can do more things with the Premium than the Core. Here is a list of what each system can do.Play Xbox 360™ Games: Premium Yes, Core YesWatch DVD movies and play music CDs: Premium Yes, Core YesConnect an MP3 player and listen to music: Premium Yes, Core YesConnect a Digital Camera and view pictures: Premium Yes, Core YesListen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC: Premium Yes, Core YesManage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings: Premium Yes, Core YesUse up to 4 wireless controllers simultaneously: Premium Yes, Core YesPlay an array of original Xbox games: Premium Yes, Core: Hard Drive RequiredSave games and content: Premium Yes, Core: Hard Drive or Memory Unit RequiredGame online over Xbox Live Gold: Premium Yes (One Month Trial), Core: Hard Drive or Memory Unit RequiredJoin Xbox Live Silver for free: Premium Yes, Core: Hard Drive or Memory Unit RequiredVoice chat with friends and family over Xbox Live: Premium Yes, Core: Headset and Hard Drive or Memory Unit RequiredThose are the things you can do with each system.
Xbox 360 Specs
The Xbox 360 has great graphics. This is due to the specs of the system. Here are the system specs:
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU3 symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each2 hardware threads per core; 6 hardware threads total1 VMX-128 vector unit per core; 3 total128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread1 MB L2 cache CPU Game Math Performance9 billion dot product operations per second Custom ATI Graphics Processor500 MHz10 MB embedded DRAM48-way parallel floating-point dynamically-scheduled shader pipelinesUnified shader architecture Polygon Performance500 million triangles per second Pixel Fill Rate16 gigasamples per second fillrate using 4X MSAA Shader Performance48 billion shader operations per second Memory512 MB GDDR3 RAM700 MHz DDRUnified memory architecture Memory Bandwith22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM21.6 GB/s front-side bus Overall System Floating-Point Performance1 TFLOP StorageDetachable and upgradeable 20 GB hard drive12X dual-layer DVD-ROMMemory unit support starting at 64 MB I/OSupport for up to 4 wireless game controllers3 USB 2.0 ports2 memory unit slots Optimised for OnlineInstant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, Gamer Profile for digital identity and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies or listening to musicBuilt in Ethernet PortWi-Fi Ready: 802.11 A, B and GVideo Camera Ready Digital Media SupportSupport for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CDStream media from portable music devices, digital cameras, Windows XP PCsRip music to Xbox 360 hard driveCustom playlists in every gameWindows Media Center Extender built inInteractive, full screen 3D visualizers HD Game SupportAll games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasingStandard definition and high definition video output supported System OrientationStands vertically or horizontallyThose are the system specs of the Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 also has changeable face plates to personalize it.
The Playstation 3
The PS3 is Sony's next generation console. The console is set to be released towards the end of 2006. It has a sleek design, and great graphics. Pricing is not yet known for the PS3. It could be either twice the price of the Xbox 360, or in the $300 range but this is not known for sure.
These are the PS3's System Specs:
CPUCell ProcessorPowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz1 VMX vector unit per core512KB L2 cache7 x SPE @3.2GHz7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancyTotal floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS GPURSX @550MHz1.8 TFLOPS floating point performanceFull HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channelsMulti-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines SoundDolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell- base processing) Memory256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz System BandwithMain RAM 25.6GB/sVRAM 22.4GB/sRSX 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)SB< 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read) System Floating Performance2 TFLOPS StorageDetachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1 CommunicationEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/gBluetooth 2.0 (EDR) ControllerBluetooth (up to 7)USB 2.0 (wired)Wi-Fi (PSP)Network (over IP) AV OutputScreen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080pHDMI: HDMI out x 2Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1 Disk MediaCD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RWBlu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-REThose are the specs of the PS3.
The Nintendo Revolution
The Nintendo Revolution is Nintendo's next generation console. It is to be released in 2006. The Nintendo Revolution will feature a revolutionary controller shaped like a TV remote. Not much is known about the Nintendo Revolution yet. The specs are not known, etc. Pricing for the Nintendo Revolution will be significantly lower than the Xbox 360 or PS3. The Nintendo Revolution is the smallest next generation console too. The Nintendo will be a great system and one that is affordable.
The next generation consoles will give us a new perspective on gaming. With their stunning graphics, and sleek designs, these systems are truly "The Next Generation".
really great info there. Must have taken a long time to orginize it so well. Really useful tho. I didn't no all the specifics for all three of the differnt systems. So thanks for posting that usefull info.
Wow the Ps3 is really going to be powerfull for its price. It can beat any pc between 1000 and 2000 dollars. Its amazing, I wonder if you could use it as a pc somehow. It would be the fastest pc at this time. It will totally be worth twice as much as the xbox. But im still sticking to nintendo wii since I will be able to play a lot more games and keep some change in my wallet.
where is the wii image?
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