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Yes, I know the specifications for the Xbox but yet since games for coded for the Xbox 360 I just wanted to know which specs for a PC would run games with the same graphics/framerates as a console because my friend wants a new pc build mainly for modding games but all he wants is the same performance as a Xbox (NOT SPECS). Please don't ask for his budget because I have no idea at the moment. It's not going to be that high though.
    
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Nvidia 7 series video card.
1GB RAM.
Dual Core CPU.
5400 RPM HDD.
The AMD machine
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Nvidia 7 series video card.
1GB RAM.
Dual Core CPU.
5400 RPM HDD.
I swear the 360 has a lot less than 1GB of ram?
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The Xbox 360 uses 512MB of RAM.
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Central processing unit

Main article: Xenon (processor)
The Xbox 360 takes a new approach to hardware compared to its predecessor. The XCPU, named Xenon at Microsoft and "Waternoose" at IBM, is a custom triple-core 64-bit PowerPC-based design by IBM. The CPU emphasizes high floating point performance through multiple FPU and SIMD vector processing units in each core. It has a theoretical peak performance of 96.0 gigaflops and is capable of 9.6 billion dot products per second. Each core of the CPU is simultaneous multithreading capable and clocked at 3.2GHz. However, to reduce CPU die size, complexity, cost, and power demands, the processor uses in-order execution in contrast to the Intel Coppermine128-based Pentium III used in Xbox which used more advanced out-of-order execution. The original chip used a 90 nanometer process, although a newer 65 nanometer process SOI revision is currently in the market. A 21.6 GB/s front side bus, aggregated 10.8 GB/s upstream and downstream, connected Xenon with the graphics processor/northbridge. Xenon was equipped with a 1 MB Level 2 cache on-die running at half CPU clock speed. This cache is shared amongst the three CPU cores.[1] The CPU also contains ROM storing Microsoft private encrypted keys, used to decrypt game data. The heat sink implemented to cool the CPU is composed of aluminum fins with copper base heat pipes. The heat sink is cooled by two 70 millimeter fans at the back of the console. There are several types of fan used in the 360 from manufacturers Nidec, Sunon and Delta Electronics.
[edit]Graphics processing unit

Main article: Xenos (graphics chip)
While the first Xbox's graphics processing unit was produced by NVIDIA, the Xbox 360 had a chip designed by ATI called Xenos. The chip was developed under the name "C1" and "R500" was often used to refer to it.[2] The GPU package contains two separate silicon dies, each built on a 90 nm process with a clock speed of 500 MHz; the GPU proper, manufactured by TSMC and a 10 MB eDRAM daughter-die, manufactured by NEC. Thanks to the daughter die, the Xenos can do 4x FSAA, z-buffering, and alpha blending with no appreciable performance penalty on the GPU.[3] The GPU also houses additional capabilities typically separated into a motherboard chipset in PC systems, effectively replacing the northbridge chip. Microsoft added an aluminum heat sink to cool the GPU in systems manufactured prior to the second half of 2007. Microsoft then revised the GPU heat sink in order to better move heat away from the GPU die.
[edit]Memory and system bandwidth



Xbox 360 Bandwidth Diagram
The console features 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz with an effective transmission rate of 1.4 GHz on a 128-bit bus. The memory is shared by the CPU and the GPU via the unified memory architecture. This memory is produced by either Samsung or Qimonda.
The Xbox 360 has an extensive amount of bandwidth in comparison to its competition;[4] however this statistic includes the eDRAM logic to memory bandwidth, and not internal CPU bandwidths. The eDRAM internal logic to its internal memory bandwidth is 256 GB/s. The high bandwidth is used primarily for z-buffering, alpha blending, and antialiasing; it saves time and space on the GPU die. Between the eDRAM die and the GPU, data is transferred at 32 GB/s.[5] The memory interface bus has a bandwidth of 22.40 GB/s and the southbridge a bandwidth of 500 MB/s.
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Originally Posted by luanswan2002 View Post
I swear the 360 has a lot less than 1GB of ram?
The software on the Xbox 360 also uses a lot less ram. It has 512MB but Windows likes that much to itself.
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I swear the 360 has a lot less than 1GB of ram?
I believe its 256mb but I could be mistaken and its 512mb
    
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The closest you could buy today would probably be an athlon x2 w/ 2 gb of ram and a 5770 or something if he wants to buy new stuff. You could also check the used section here, might be able to get a core 2 duo w/ 2gb ram and an 8800gt for pretty cheap.
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The 360 is a triple core I believe. At 3.2Ghz each. I don't know what PC CPU compares to it though
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