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Xbox taken apart

Xbox taken apart

Who doesn't care, the components of the Xbox? In the USA, for example, some hardware websites have already published the data and specifications. The most important point is probably the processor used, because it is not an Intel Pentium 3.

On the American Page Vans Hardware you can take a close look at the data found. The processor is an Intel Mobile Celeron in a BGA housing, which is clocked at 733 Mhz and only has an L2 cache that is half the size of an Intel Pentium 3 processor. The savings measures continue: the Samsung memory used is 200 MHz DDR RAM, so only 100 MHz clock rate to match the Celeron. The DVD-Rom and the hard drive share an IDE channel, other connections are only available in the form of solder pads. Only two fans are used for cooling, whereas the Sony Playstation 2 has a heat pipe. The games magazine GameStar has published a first test, it is also reported there that the game 'Halo' has to be completely rewritten by the developers, which can take months.

Inside the Xbox