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System Specs

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These are the system specifications of the Xbox 360, PS3 and Revolution. If you want to know the system specifications of the XBox, Game Cube, Playstation 2, and Dreamcast that chart is located here.

For an explanation of some of the system specifications go here.


Microsoft Xbox 360

Sony Playstation 3

Nintendo Wii

  Release Dates
  November 22, 2005 November 2006 November 2006 n/a
Manufacturer(s) IBM Toshiba, IBM IBM n/a
Type PowerPC Cell PowerPC n/a
Manufacturing Process 65 nm 65 nm 65 nm n/a
Number of Processor Cores 3 7 1 XB & PS3, NR
Threads per Core 2 each for a total of simultaneous 6 threads 2, 14 total 1 XB & PS3, NR
Bit 128 bit 128 bit 64 bit XB & PS3, NR
Clock Speeds 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz 3 GHz PS3, XB, NR
Cache 1 MB shared, 32 kb data and 32 kb instruction each 512 shared, 256 kb SRAM each 256 kb XB, NR, PS3
Math Performance 9 Billion Dot Product operations per second 12 Billion Dot Product operations per second 5 Billion Dot Product operations per second PS3, XB, NR
Peak Instructions Per Second 1 trillion 1.5 trillion 500 billion PS3, XB, NR
  Graphics Cards
Manufacturer ATI nVidia ATI n/a
Shader Pipelines 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically-scheduled, 48 billion operations per second 32 32 XB, PS3 & NR
Memory 10 MB embedded DRAM 256MB GDDR3 V-RAM @700MHz no XB, PS3 & NR
Pixel Fill Rate 16 Gigasamples per second using 4X MSAA 12 Gigasamples per second using 4X MSAA 8 Gigasamples per second using 4X MSAA XB, PS3, NR
Triangle Fill Rate 500 Million per second 550 Million per second 400 Million per second XB, PS3, NR
Clockspeed 500 MHz 550 MHz 400 MHz XB, PS3, NR
Main 512 MB GDDR3 256MB XDR 256 MB XB & PS3, NR
Bus 256 bit 64 bit 256 bit XB & NR, PS3
Frequency 700 MHz 3.2 GHz n/a XB, NR, PS3
Bandwidth 22.4 GB/s (actually 256 GB/s equivalent) 25.6 GB/s n/a XB, NR, PS3
  Hard Drives
Hard Drive yes, optional yes yes XB & PS3 & NR
Size 20 GB removable and upgrade able 20 GB 8 GB XB, PS3, NR
Type X3D Audio 3D Audio 3D Audio n/a
Supported Formats

DTS, Dolby Digital 5.1 (supported in all games), 6.1, 7.1, WMA Output Format

Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS XB, PS3 &NR
Memory Cards
Slots 2 2 2 XB & PS3 & NR
Capacity 64 MB 8 MB 8 MB XB, PS3 & NR
Optical Media drive
Type Dual Layer DVD-ROM Blue Ray/DVD-ROM Custom PS3, XB, NR
Readable Formats DVD, CD, Xbox 1 games, HD-DVD with addon DVD, CD, Blue Ray, PS2 games, PS1 games, SACD, DualDisc DVD, Game Cube games PS3, XB, GC
Speed 12x 1x 8x XB, PS3, NR (based on GB/s)
Capacity 7 GB 50 GB 4 GB PS3, XB, NR
Size 80 mm 80 mm 80 mm XB & PS3 & NR
Number of Controller Ports 4 wireless, 2 wired (only a total of 4 can be used at once) 7 wireless 4 wireless PS3, XB & NR
Wireless Controllers built in wireless built in wireless bluetooth built in wireless n/a
Type 360 PS3 Revolution n/a
Buttons 4 pressure sensitive, 2 shoulder, 2 normal, 1 UI menu 4 pressure sensitive, 4 shoulder pressure sensitive, 2 normal 4 shoulder pressure sensitive, 2 normal customizable n/a
Triggers 2 analog no customizable n/a
Analog Sticks 2, each can push in for a button 2, each can push in for a button customizable n/a
Directional Pads 1 8-way 1 8-way customizable n/a
Vibration 2 engines 2 engines yes n/a
Connection 10/100/1000 ethernet built in, Wireless add on 10/100 ethernet, Wireless add-on Wireless XB, PS3, NR
Video 640i, 640p, 720p, 1080i, 4:3, 16:9(all games support 720p and 1080i 16:9 with antialiasing enabled) 640i, 640p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4:3, 16:9, 1 or 2 displays 640i, 640p, 4:3 XB, PS3, NR
Connections 3 USB 2.0 1394 (firewire), 6 USB 2.0 custom XB & PS3, NR
Connectable Devices keyboards, mp3 players, digital cameras, PSP keyboards, mp3 players, digital cameras, PSP, Memory Stick Standard and Duo, Compact Flash GBA XB & PS3, NR
Camera add on 1.2 Megapixel Stills and VGA Video add on No XB, PS3, NR

Last Updated on May 15, 2006

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