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Video Game Console Museum - 2001 - Xbox
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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Xbox

Microsoft first launched the Xbox in the USA in Novemeber 2001, then in Japan in February 2002 and in Europe in March 2002. This is the first fully Microsoft branded console. The launch price in the USA was $299.

24 million Xboxes have been sold world-wide. 

Processor

  • Intel Mobile Celeron clocked at 733 Mhz
  • 133 Mhz FSB

Graphics Processor

  • nVidia/Microsoft NV2A, developed for the Xbox
  • 233 Mhz clock speed
  • GPU design is a blend of the nVidia GeForce 3 and GeForce 4
  • 4 pixel pipelines with 2 texture units per pipeline

Audio

  • nVidia MCPX processor (Soundstorm NVAPU)
  • 64 3D channels, 256 stereo voices
  • MIDI DLS2 support
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital) 

Memory

  • 64MB (shared) of DDR SDRAM clocked at 200 MHz

Storage & Drives

  • 2-5x DVD
  • 8GB hard drive (newer models have a 10GB drive formatted to 8GB)
  • 8MB memory cards for game saves

Networking

The Xbox can connect to the Xbox Live gaming service over the internet when connected to a suitable router using the Ethernet port. 

  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
  • Four USB ports

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Microsoft's Xbox

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Inside the Xbox

Accessories & Peripherals

The official controller is shown in the photo below. 

Xbox controller
Xbox game controller

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Xbox DVD remote control
 

Games & Software

Halo 2
Best selling game Halo 2
 

Homebrew Software

A range of homebrew programs are available for the original Xbox, some are listed here:

  • Atari7800X: an Atari 7800 emulator
  • DOSXbox: an x86 DOS emulator
  • Dega-X: a Sega Master System emulator
  • PCSXbox: a PlayStation 1 emulator
  • xSnes9x: a Super Nintendo emulator

External Links

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbox-linux/  All you need to run Linux on an Xbox.

Help & Support

Need some assistance with an Xbox? Ask in AOA's gaming forum



 
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