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Microsoft's Xbox 360 Vs. Sony's PlayStation 3
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Thread: Microsoft's Xbox 360 Vs. Sony's PlayStation 3

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    Now that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 specifications have been announced, it is possible to do a real world performance comparison of the two systems.

    3 PowerPC processors @ 3.7GHz each!

    ATI graphics chip

    512MB+ RAM

    DVD drive

    Optional HDD 20Gig

    There are three critical performance aspects of a console:

    Central Processing Unit (CPU) performance.

    The Xbox 360 CPU architecture has three times the general purpose processing power of the Cell.

    Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) performance

    The Xbox 360 GPU design is more flexible and it has more processing power than the PS3 GPU.

    Memory System Bandwidth

    The memory system bandwidth in Xbox 360 exceeds the PS3's by five times

    The Xbox 360's CPU has more general purpose processing power because it has three general purpose cores, and Cell has just one.


    Cell's claimed advantage is on streaming floating point work which is done on its seven DSP processors.





    BANDWIDTH


    When you break down the numbers, Xbox 360 has provably more performance than PS3. Keep in mind that Sony has a track record of over promising and under delivering on technical performance. The truth is that both systems pack a lot of power for high definition games and entertainment.
    But all hardware is insignificant without decent software!? Am I right?

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    Xbox may win the speed war. But since Sony looks like they are gonna beat out Microsoft and Toshiba for the HI-Def DVD war, Sony can own the Blu Ray market in a few years, giving them a different but effective competitive edge.

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