Friday, December 09, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung To Brick Remaining Note7 Device Through Software Update
Samsung SDI to Supply Batteries To Lucid Motors
Samsung To Design And Make Chips For Tesla Cars
Google Opens its Digital Assistant to Developers
BlackBerry Unveils BlackBerry Secure For IoT Mobile Security
ARM Physical IP for TSMC 7nm Process Technology Now Available
HTC Launches Vive Studios, Debuts "Arcade Saga" Title
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Brings Support For Chill, Along With New Features
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Games > Xbox 2 ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, October 25, 2004
Xbox 2 To Be Announced On January 5?


Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates has been confirmed as the pre-show keynote speaker at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

According to media reports, Gates could bring a late Christmas gift to Las Vegas: A new Xbox.

The rumor mill is in full swing. With the announcement of Bill Gates' appearance, the video gaming community is convinced that Microsoft will reveal one of its best kept secrets at the upcoming CES. It is not unusual for Gates to deliver the pre-show keynote at CES - he has done so in every year since 2000. However, Gates always has shown personal interest the Xbox and announced the first generation box on January, 6 - during his keynote at CES 2001

Gates' official outline of his keynote for 2005 says to "expect the unexpected". Game news site Gamesindustry.biz speculates that this could include the Xbox 2, which was "originally rumored to be planned for the Game Developer's Conference earlier this year."

Details of the features of the Xbox 2 have been discussed for some time on the Internet. While Microsoft has not confirmed any specs so far, the game console will be equipped with an ATI-designed graphics chip, code-named R500. The GPU is said to be clocked at more than 500 MHz, 10 MByte integrated DRAM, and support for a super of Direct 3D 9 set. The peak pixel fill rate is rumors to achieve 4+ Giga Pixels per second (16 Giga Samples per second with 4? antialiasing. The peak triangle rate is more than 500 million triangles per second, according to documents circulated on the Internet.

The Xbox2, code-named "Xenon", will include an IBM PowerPC processor, with a frequency of at least 3.5 GHz. The CPU consists of three independent cores; each of them will be able to issue two instructions per clock cycle. This allows games to use six symmetric hardware threads. At peak performance, the CPU is expected to reach 21 billion instructions per second. The I/O hardware will be supplied by SiS, according to an announcement by the company."


Previous
Next
Mobile PC battery group says displays now consume less power        All News        Quanta Storage adds to investment in China subsidiary
Nintendo Launches Massive Media Blitz for Debut of Nintendo DS     Games News      SEGA plans four more PSP titles

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing
Microsoft Offers Grants to Organizations Working to Improve Affordable Internet Access
Microsoft Wants To Bring Something Different in The Smartphone Market
Microsoft's Solitaire Game Now Available On iOS And Android
Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation, Google Embraces The .NET community
Microsoft Buys 237 Additional Megawatts of Wind Energy
Microsoft Introduces Chat-based Workspace in Office 365
Microsoft Identifies Russia-linked Hackers Exploiting Windows Flaw
Microsoft Researchers Reach Human Parity in Conversational Speech Recognition
Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights First Quarter Results
Microsoft's Cloud Investments In Europe Hits $3 billion

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .