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Old 11-27-01, 02:42 PM
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GCN and XBOX processor info

A friend and I have a bet going on about how many bits the XBOX and GCN processors are. I say the XBOX is a 32 bit processor (Pentium 3) and the GCN is a 128 bit processor. He insists that the XBOX has a 128 bit processor. Could anybody help me out. Also does anyone know a web site that shows the specs for both processors as my friend will not believe me if I am correct.
Old 11-27-01, 02:45 PM
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http://cube.ign.com/hardware/212.html
http://xbox.ign.com/hardware/168.html
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I think the larger point is that it's definitely time to stop arguing about the "bits" of a system.
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Bits are a completely worthless way of judging a system now. The X-Box chip is the same as a P3 except it has less cache, thus its 32-bit.
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Bits are meaningless with todays systems.

Arguing about hardware specs has always been pointless since its the software that sells systems.
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Basically its this...

XBox:Intel Pentium III::GCN:IBM Apple G3-4

Another Microsoft v. Apple war is brewing!

(There were rumors at one time that Apple was going to make a emulator and manufacture USB controller so GameCube games could be played on a G3/G4... but they were only rumors.)
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bits, smits... its all about the games people
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Originally posted by Goldberg74
Basically its this...

XBox:Intel Pentium III::GCN:IBM Apple G3-4

Another Microsoft v. Apple war is brewing!

(There were rumors at one time that Apple was going to make a emulator and manufacture USB controller so GameCube games could be played on a G3/G4... but they were only rumors.)
Not really...

X-Box vs Gamecube is
Microsoft vs Nintendo...
intel vs IBM...
nvidia vs ATI...
USA vs Japan...

Microsoft vs Apple? Notlikely!
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Originally posted by Real Boba Fett
Microsoft vs Apple? Notlikely!
MPU = Custom IBM Power PC "Gekko"

The "Gekko" is a derivative of the Power PC 750 chip, manufactured by IBM. The 750 chip is also the basis of the Apple G4... FYI.
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i got a better question, does anyone that argues over the bits even know what they mean?

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