Specification Comparison

 
SPECS Xbox PS2 GameCube
CPU 733 MHz 300 MHz 485 MHz
Graphics Processor 250 MHz custom-designed X-Chip, developed by Microsoft and nVidia 150 MHz Sony GS 202.5MHz ATI
RAM 64 MB 32 MB 43 MB
Memory Bandwidth 6.4 GB/sec 3.2 GB/sec 3.2 GB/sec
Polygon Performance 125 M/sec A66 M/sec 6-12 M/sec
Simultaneous Textures 4 1 ???
Pixel Fill Rate - No Texture 4.0 G/Sec 2.4 G/Sec ???
Pixel Fill Rate - 1 Textures 4.0 G/Sec 1.2 G/Sec ???
Pixel Fill Rate - 2 Textures 4.8 G/Sec 0.6 G/Sec ???
Compressed Textures Yes (6:1) No Yes (6:1)
Storage Medium 2-5x DVD, 8 GB hard disk, 8 MB memory card 4x DVD, 8 MB memory card 1.5GB disc, MB memory card
I/O Game controller x4, Ethernet (10/100) Game controller x2, USB, 1 i.link (IEEE 1394) Port, 1 HDD bay, 1 slot for an Ethernet Adapter (PCMCIA) Game controller x4, High-speed serial port x2, High-speed serial parallel port
Audio Channels 256 48 64
3D Audio Support Yes (64 3D channels) No Yes
MIDI/DLS2 Support Yes Yes ???
Hardware Audio Filtering & EQ Yes No ???
Broadband Enabled Yes Optional purchase Optional purchase
DVD Movie Playback Remote control accessory required Yes No
Modem Enabled No (built in 10/100 ethernet) No Yes, 56K (separate purchase)
Game pad included Yes Yes Yes
HDTV Support Yes Yes No
HDTV Game Support Yes No ???
Maximum resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 1024 ???
Maximum resolution (2 x 32bpp frame buffers +Z) 1920 x 1080 1280 x 1024 ???
US Launch Date Nov. 15, 2001 Fall 2000 Nov. 5, 2001