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Video Game Console Museum - 2001 - Nintendo GameCube
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Nintendo GameCube

The GameCube first went on sale in Japan in September 2001, then in the US and Canada in November 2001. It was launched in Europe and Australia in May 2002.

The GameCube is very distinctive in appearance being cube shaped and brightly coloured.

Processor

  • IBM "Gekko" CPU  based on PowerPC 750CXe (RISC) clocked at 485 MHz
  • 1.3 GB/s bus speed

Graphics

  • ArtX/Nintendo "Flipper" clocked at 162 MHz
  • 2 MB of embedded frame buffer memory
  • 1 MB of texture cache memory
  • 24 bit colour

Audio

  • Custom Macronics DSP running at 81 MHz
  • 48 KHz sampling
  • Dolby Digital Pro Logic II

System Memory

  • Main memory: Approx. 24 MB of 1T-SRAM running at 324 MHz
  • Secondary memory: Approx. 16 MB of DRAM running at 81 Mhz

GameCube
The Nintendo GameCube
 



 
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