17.5.05

Playstation 3 vs. Xbox 360: The battle begins



Got this comparison table from ign.com
























































 
PS3

Xbox 360

Processor
3.2GHz Cell w/ 7 SPEs
2.0 TFLOPS
3.2GHz G5 w/ 3 Cores
1.0 TFLOPS

Memory
256MB XDR @ 3.2GHz
256MB GDDR3 @ 700MHz
512MB GDDR3 @ 700MHz
10MB Embedded DRAM

GPU
550MHz NVIDIA500MHz ATi

Best Display
1080p Standard
Dual Screen Output
1080i Optional
Single Screen Output

Network
1000BASE-T Ethernet

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
100BASE-TX Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g

Audio
5.1 Digital5.1 Digital

Wireless Input
x7 on Bluetooth 2.0x4 on 2.4GHz RF

Storage
Removable HDD
*TBA
Removable HDD
20GB

Release
Spring 2006November 2005

Dimensions
About 13.5" x 3.25"About 10.25" x 2.5"

At first glance, I have to eat humble pie and admit that the
Playstation 3 looks like it's better than the Xbox 360. The processor
runs more than twice as fast !! Here is a short list of pros and
cons....

Xbox

Xbox Live is already esthablished, so online gaming will be a distinct advantage.
The Hard drive comes as standard.
Will be released in November 2005. From the keynote speech, they will release it in Europe, USA and Japan simultaneously.

Playstation 3

Has a better processor.
I prefer the bluetooth technology used for the control pads, as I've
had problems with wireless control pads interfering with my Wi-Fi
network.
The HDTV is slighty better than the Xbox 360.
It support Blu-Ray Technology, which is not even available yet !!
The LAN port can go up to 1Gbps

If I have to choose now, I'd pick the PS3. However, I'm not sure how
good online play is with playstation, unlike Xbox where Microsoft hosts
the online games, with Playstation, I think the games are hosted by the
actual publishers, but I'm not sure. It has much better graphics
capabilities, and has a lot more titles available.

But it's not available in the US till Spring 2006, and God knows when it will come to Europe.

Xbox is being backed by a massive marketing campaign, including last
week's unveiling on MTV. However, most neutral media sources said the
MTV show was terrible, and that even the keynote address at E3 was like
a business presentation.

Let battle commence !!

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