Xbox 360 vs PS3

 

Xbox 360

PlayStation 3

CPU

Custom IBM PowerPC CPU

  • 3 symmetrical cores @3.2 GHz each
  • 2 hardware threads per core, 6 total
  • VMX-128 vector unit per core; 3 total
  • 128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
  • 1 MB L2 cache
            Cell Processor

  • PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
  • 1 VMX vector unit per core
  • 7x SPE @3.2GHz
  • 7x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
  • 7x 256KB SRAM for SPE
  • 512KB L2 cache
Graphics

Microsoft/ATI @500MHz

  • 10 MB of embedded DRAM
  • 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines
  • Unified shader architecture
  • 48 billion shader operations per second
             NVIDIA RSX @550MHz

  • 1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
  • Dual screen output, each up to 1080p resolution (1920×1080)
Memory

  • 512 MB GDDR3 RAM
  • 256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
  • 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz
Memory Bandwidth

  • 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
  • 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
  • 21.6 GB/s front-side bus
  • Main RAM: 25.6GB/s
  • VRAM: 22.4GB/s
  • RSX: 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
  • SB: 2.5GB/s
Floating Point Performance

1 Teraflop

             2.18 Teraflops

HDD

Detachable 20GB

              Detachable 2.5" HDD
                (size TBA)

Communication

  • Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g (optional extra)
  • 3x Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g (built-in)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
I/O

  • up to 4 wireless controllers
  • 3x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2x memory unit slots
  • up to 7 wireless controllers (Bluetooth)
  • 4x Front USB (2.0)
  • 2x Rear USB (2.0)
  • 1x Memory Stick Standard/Duo, PRO x 1
  • 1x SD standard/mini
  • 1x CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1
AV Connections

Component, composite, VGA, Optical Audio

  • 2x HDMI, Optical Audio, AV Multi
Video Output

480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

            480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Audio Output

  • Multi-channel surround sound output
  • Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
  • 320 independent decompression channels
  • 32-bit audio processing
  • Over 256 audio channels
  • Dolby 5.1, DTS, LPCM, etc.
Disc Media

  • CD:
    CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
  • DVD:
    DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW
  • CD:
    CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, DualDisc
  • DVD:
    DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
  • Blu-ray Disc:
    BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
Backwards Compatible?

“Selected Backward Compatibility”

           Compatible with PlayStation&  PlayStation 2

Price

"around US$299-$360 depending on pack-ins"

"under US$465"

Launch Date

"Holiday 2005"

"Spring 2006"

 

 

 Which one do you think is better?!

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