Nvidia supplies processors for the Xbox to factories
Nvidia announced today that its two processors for the Xbox, Microsoft's upcoming video game console, have been shipped to the factories. These are, on the one hand, the Xbox graphics processor unit (XGPU) and, on the other hand, the Xbox media communication processor (MCPX).
Both processors are manufactured using 0.15 µm technology. The combination of these two processors should deliver unprecedented 3D graphics, high-resolution videos and first-class sound. The XGPU is a fully programmable 3D processor that has more than 60 million transistors. This processor is solely responsible for generating the impressive images that should be possible with the Xbox. The second processor, the MCPX, is based on two DSPs and can process 4 trillion operations per second. He is responsible for both the sound and the network. Whether these processors from Nvidia can really meet expectations and help the Xbox to achieve unprecedented 3D graphics and first-class sound will probably only be checked in Germany at the beginning of 2002, when the console is also to be available here.