Technical Information

Release Date
11/28/2005

History

Versions
  • Xbox 360 Core System
  • Xbox 360 Premium Edition

Specifications

Processor:  IBM PowerPC-based
Speed:  Three cores running at 3.2 GHz each.  Each core is able to run two hardware threads per core.  Each core also has a VMX-128 vector unit.  The die has 1MB of L2 cache.  XBox 360 is capable of 9 billion dot product operations per second.
RAM / VRAM:  512 MB, "unified memory archetecture" (shared video and main RAM).
Graphics:  Custom ATI Graphics, with 10MB embedded RAM, 48 shader pipelines.
Polygon Performance:  500 million triangles / second
Resolution:  Minimum 720p support in all games.  "HD" (1280x720+).  All games have anti-aliasing enabled, 16:9 support.
Storage :  Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive, 12X DVD-ROM, Memory Cards (up to 64MB)
Ports:  4 wireless controllers, 3 USB ports, 1 Ethernet port, Wi-Fi ready, video camera ready, 2 memory card slots.

Other Features:

XBox Live Functionality:

  • Out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live (silver) features with broadband service.  Gold service is a fee, but allows online game play
  • Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content.
  • Gamer profile which includes win/loss record
  • Voice chat, which works when watching movies, listening to music, or playing games
  • Video chat, with purchase of XBox 360 camera.
  • Enhanced matchmaking (gamer cards, profiles, and zones)

Media Support:

  • DVD
  • MP3, ripping and playback
  • Custom playlists in every game
  • Photo CD / JPEGs
  • Ability to stream from any XP based PC
  • Acts as a full Media Center Extender if you have Media Center on your PC ("TiVo like" functionality)
  • "Visualizers" - cool screen savers
  • Surround sound output

Interchangeable Face plates

Gamer Guide - a push of a button takes you to your friends, context sensitive content (downloads for your game), etc

"Ring of Light" - power button as an indicator of system status, or status in a game.

Top Games
Top Games Label
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Quake 4
  •  Dead or Alive 4
  • EA Sports Fight Night Round 3
  • Project Gotham Racing 3
  •  Condemned: Criminal Origins
  •  Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (Xbox 360 Live Arcade)