Xbox 360 Official Specifications



Xbox 360 Fact Sheet

May 2005

Product Overview

The Xbox 360T video game and entertainment system places you at the center
of the experience. Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan, and North
America, Xbox 360 ignites a new era of digital entertainment that is always
connected, always personalized, and always in high definition.

Xbox 360 gives you access to the games you want to play, the people you want
to play with, and the experiences you crave-when and where you want them.

Key Highlights

a.. Hardware, software, and services: Unveiled to the world on MTV on
Thursday, May 12, 2005, Xbox 360 represents a dramatic leap forward in
high-definition gaming and entertainment experiences. Fusing powerful
hardware, software, and services, Xbox 360 fully engages you in a gaming
experience that is more expansive, dramatic, and lifelike, where the
possibilities are limitless and your imagination knows no boundaries. The
next generation is here.
b.. Industrial design: A merger of form and function, Xbox 360 wraps
powerful technology in a sophisticated exterior. Two of the most innovative
design firms in the world-San Francisco-based Astro Studios and Osaka,
Japan-based Hers Experimental Design Laboratory Inc.-came together to craft
a sleek, stylish system that conveys the very essence of Xbox 360.
c.. Xbox Gamer Guide: The Xbox Gamer Guide is an entertainment gateway
that instantly connects you to your games, friends, music, movies, and
downloadable content. Available at a touch of the Xbox Guide Button, the
Xbox Gamer Guide gives you instant access to the experiences and content you
want, from the gamer card of the player that just invited you to play online
to new downloadable content for the game currently running.
d.. Personalized interface: Xbox 360 lets you create your own unique
system and experience. With interchangeable Xbox 360 Faces, it's easy and
fun to change the appearance of your console. Switch on your system and
customize the look and feel of the Xbox Gamer Guide and Xbox System Guide
with unique "skins." From sleek and sophisticated to fun and funky, pick the
Faces and skins that show your personality.
e.. Ring of Light and Xbox Guide Button: Divided into four quadrants, the
glowing Ring of Light and Xbox® Guide Button visually connect you to your
games, digital media, and the world of Xbox LiveT, the first global, unified
online console games service. Featured on both the wireless and wired
controllers, the Xbox Guide Button puts you in control of your experience.
In addition to bringing up the Xbox Gamer Guide and the Xbox System Guide,
the Xbox Guide Button lets you turn the system on and off without ever
leaving the couch.
f.. Xbox Live: Xbox Live is where games and entertainment come alive, the
only unified place where you can play with anyone, anytime, anywhere. And
the best just got better. Connect your Xbox 360 to your broadband connection
and get instant access to Xbox Live Silver. Express your digital identity
through your Gamertag and gamer card, talk with others using voice chat, and
access Xbox Live Marketplace-all right out of the box, at no extra cost.
Upgrade to Xbox Live Gold and enter the exciting world of multiplayer online
gaming. With intelligent matchmaking, access to all your achievements and
statistics, video chat and video messaging, and an enormous selection of
games, Xbox Live Gold delivers your competition, on your terms.
g.. Xbox Live Marketplace: Keep your favorite games fresh with instant
access to new content. Xbox Live Marketplace is a one-stop shop to download
new game trailers, demos, and episodic content, plus new game levels, maps,
weapons, vehicles, skins, and more. Accessible to everyone who establishes a
broadband connection with their Xbox 360, Xbox Live Marketplace lets you
personalize and extend your experience, on demand.
h.. Games: Xbox 360 redefines what games look like, sound like, feel like,
and play like to engage you like never before. With Xbox 360, epic worlds
are alive with detail, from thunderous skies rumbling over a mountain range
to tiny blades of grass rustling together in the breeze. Vibrant characters
display depth of emotion to evoke more dramatic responses, immersing you in
the experience like never before. You'll see all Xbox 360 titles at 720p
resolution in 16:9 widescreen, with anti-aliasing for smooth, movie-like
graphics and multi-channel surround sound.
i.. Digital entertainment: Amplify your music, photos, video, and TV.
Watch progressive-scan DVD movies right out of the box. Rip music to the
Xbox 360 hard drive and share your latest digital pictures with friends.
Make the connection, and Xbox 360 instantly streams the digital media stored
on your MP3 player, digital camera, Media Center PC, or any Microsoft®
Windows® XP-based PC.

Xbox 360 System Performance Specifications

Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU a.. Three symmetrical cores running at
3.2 GHz each
b.. Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total
c.. VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
d.. 128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
e.. 1 MB L2 cache

CPU Game Math Performance a.. 9 billion dot product operations per

Custom ATI Graphics Processor a.. 10 MB of embedded DRAM
b.. 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader
c.. Unified shader architecture

Polygon Performance a.. 500 million triangles per second

Pixel Fill Rate a.. 16 gigasamples per second fill rate using 4x MSAA

Shader Performance a.. 48 billion shader operations per second

Memory a.. 512 MB of 700 MHz GDDR3 RAM
b.. Unified memory architecture

Memory Bandwidth a.. 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
b.. 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
c.. 21.6 GB/s front-side bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance a.. 1 teraflop

Storage a.. Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive
b.. 12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
c.. Memory Unit support starting at 64 MB

I/O a.. Support for up to four wireless game controllers
b.. Three USB 2.0 ports
c.. Two memory unit slots

Optimized for Online a.. Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live
features with broadband service, 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 music
b.. Built-in Ethernet port
c.. Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
d.. Video camera ready

Digital Media Support a.. Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW,
Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and
Windows XP-based PCs
b.. Ability to rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive
c.. Custom playlists in every game
d.. Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center
Edition 2005
e.. Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizers

High-Definition Game Support a.. All games supported at 16:9, 720p,
and 1080i, anti-aliasing
b.. Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported

Audio a.. Multi-channel surround sound output
b.. Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
c.. 320 independent decompression channels
d.. 32-bit audio processing
e.. Over 256 audio channels

System Orientation a.. Stands vertically or horizontally

Customizable Face Plates a.. Interchangeable to personalize the

Online Specs

The best online gaming community is about to get even better. Check out
what's on the way with Xbox 360.

Voice and Video Chat
Building on its popular voice communication feature, Xbox LiveT will enhance
communication with the introduction of Party Chat to all paying Xbox Live
members. This means you can talk to your friends anytime, anywhere on Xbox
360T online. Requires Xbox 360 Compatible Headset for Voice Chat and Xbox
360 Compatible Camera for Video Chat.

Message Center
All of your notifications, voice and video messages, and even system- and
service-based communications will be stored in one location.

Enchanced Friends List
Not only will you be able to review a prospective friend's gamer card to
help determine whether or not to add them to your Friends List, but you'll
also be able to see your friends' Friends Lists.

Using the Marketplace, find and download demos and trailers along with new
game levels, maps, weapons, vehicles, skins, community-created content, and

Exclusive Programming
Xbox Live is "always on"-something's always happening. The exclusive Prime
Time Calendar is your destination for all information about events on Xbox
Live. Play your favorite Xbox Live titles against real-world celebrity
gamers through programs like Game with Fame and Mystery Gamer, and
participate in unique promotions like "Play and Win."

Enhanced Matchmaking
Multiplayer gaming is now truly as easy or as challenging as you want it to
be. Several new features, like gamer cards, Gamer Profiles, and Gamer Zones,
make meeting up with friends and competitors at your skill level easier than
ever before!

Tournaments and Competitions
Xbox Live-sponsored tournaments will continue across a multitude of
different titles and genres. More and more games will also support
gamer-created tournaments on Xbox Live for Xbox 360.

Spectator Mode
This is the "virtual arcade," a chance for you to watch other gamers compete
in supported titles. Games that support this feature will give you the
ability to participate online without having to compete. Learn tips and
tricks, or just sit back and enjoy the show.

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