Microsoft's Xbox 2 Architecture Unveiled

A visitor of a Chinese BBS revealed information that, he thinks, mirrors some architecture peculiarities of the Microsoft's Xbox 2 console in addition to the date when the world's largest software maker is expected to release the official details of the console.

Microsoft is expected to formally announce the Xbox 2 (the "Xenon") on the 2nd of June 2004. The firm may adjust some parameters but will not change the overall structure of the console, the China-based web-site GZeasy.com believes. Microsoft will use IBM's POWER 64-bit processors in the Xbox 2. The 65nm chips were reportedly taped-out recently and are now evaluated by engineers at Microsoft and IBM, though, the architecture of those microprocessors still remains to be investigated.

Screenshot: Xenon System Block Diagram <- from X-bit labs

News source: X-bit labs

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