Much to do with Xbox 360

What is the Xbox360?
The Xbox 360 is Microsoft’s Next-Gen sequel to the Xbox.

Can I use the Xbox360 controllers on my PC?
Yes. The Xbox 360 wired controllers have been confirmed to be fully Plug-N-Play operational with Microsoft’s next Windows OS.

What are the Computer USB Devices Xbox360 support?
Microsoft USB Keyboard works on Xbox360. Tested on DOA4 and FFXI beta

What is the Xbox360 Guide Button?
The Guide Button takes the place of the “Jewel” on the previous Xbox controllers. This button gives you instant access to the Xbox Menu, Gamer Card, and LIVE! features. You can press this button at any time to access these features.

Xbox LIVE!

What is new with LIVE! on the Xbox360?
The Xbox 360 will feature two tiers of Xbox LIVE! Service: Silver and Gold.

Silver tier service will be free and included with every Xbox360. This offer makes the Xbox LIVE! community available for everyone. Silver service will include all the new, exciting features of Xbox LIVE!, except for online multiplayer gameplay. Gold Service will be a paid service, (a price has not beed announced) will feature all of the Silver Service features, plus Online Multiplayer and Matchmaking.

Xbox Gold Live 12 Monthly Fee – SGD$88
Currently, all Xbox360 users can register their Xbox360 with a silver account and they will be given one month free Xbox Live Gold Subscription.

What are Microsoft Points?
Microsoft points are a form of currency which gamers can use to buy Xbox Live Arcade Games, Gamer Icons, Console Themes & Other Fanciful digital content to enhance their Xbox Xperience.

How do I buy them? Simple. Just go to your dashboard and click on “Add Microsoft Points”. The available amount to purchase are as follows:

* Xbox Live 500 Microsoft Points – SGD$11.00
* Xbox Live 1000 Microsoft Points – SGD$22.00
* Xbox Live 2000 Microsoft Points – SGD$44.00
* Xbox Live 5000 Microsoft Points – SGD$110.00

Xbox Live Arcade Games

All XBL Arcade games comes with a trial version which you can download and try. If you are interested in the game, simply unlock the game with your Microsoft Points are start to play the whole game and earn Achievements.

Xbox360 Accessories and Peripherals:
The Xbox360 will feature a ton of exciting accessories to enhance gameplay and LIVE!

Some of these accessories include:

Changeable Faceplates
Camera
Memory Unit
Universal Media Remote
LIVE! Headset
Wireless Network Adapter

Hardware Specs:

CPU
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU:
– 3 symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
– 2 hardware threads per core; 6 hardware threads total
– 1 VMX-128 vector unit per core; 3 total
– 128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
– 3 symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
– 1 MB L2 cache
– 9 billion dot product operations per second

Custom ATI Graphics Processor:

– 500 MHz
– 10 MB embedded DRAM
– 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically-scheduled shader pipelines
– Unified shader architecture

Polygon Performance:
– 500 million triangles per second

Pixel Fill Rate:
– 16 gigasamples per second fillrate using 4X MSAA

Shader Performance:
– 48 billion shader operations per second

Memory:
– 512 MB GDDR3 RAM
– 700 MHz DDR
– Unified memory architecture

Memory Bandwidth:
– 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
– 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
– 21.6 GB/s front-side bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance:
– 1 TFLOP

Storage:
– Detachable and upgradeable 20 GB hard drive
– 12X dual-layer DVD-ROM
– Memory unit support starting at 64 MB

I/O:

– Support for up to 4 wireless game controllers
– 3 USB 2.0 ports
– 2 memory unit slots

Online:
– Instant, 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 music
– Built in Ethernet Port
– Wi-Fi Ready: 802.11 A, B and G
– Video Camera Ready

Digital Media Support:
– Support 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 CD
– Stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras, Windows XP PCs
– Rip music to Xbox 360 hard drive
– Custom playlists in every game
– Windows Media Center Extender built in
– Interactive, full screen 3D visualizers

HD Game Support:
– All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing
– Standard definition and high definition video output supported

System Orientation:
– Stands vertically or horizontally

Customizable Face Plates:
– Interchangeable to personalize the console

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