Differences in systems:
a.. NVIDIA MCP Audio Processing Unit
b.. 256 simultaneous 2D voices (audio streams)
c.. 64 simultaneous 3D voices + 192 simultaneous 2D voices
d.. Five DSP units in total (3 fixed and 2 programmable)
e.. Voice Processor - several DSP units for rendering the 2D and 3D voices
f.. Global Processor - programmable DSP for reverb, chorus, flanger,
equalization, 3D cross-talk cancellation, and occlusion/obstruction,
g.. Dolby Digital Interactive Content Encoder - programmable DSP for
encoding into a Dolby Digital (AC-3) stream
h.. Downloadable Sounds Version 2 (DLS2)
a.. Custom Macronix 16-bit DSP
b.. 64 simultaneous 2D voices with ADPCM encoding
Based on these specifications, Xbox has much stronger sound capabilities.
Thus, Xbox can produce better and more interactive sound.
Graphics Differences in PS2 and XBOX.
It's possible and extremely likely for Xbox games to visually look far
better than PlayStation 2 games. Compared to PS2 graphics, Xbox is capable
a.. full-scene anti-aliasing
b.. higher resolution textures
c.. more textures per scene
d.. higher screen resolution
e.. higher polygon counts
f.. better lighting and reflections
In my opinion the XBOX is definitely the system with the most amount of
promise. It has the most powerful hardware of any of the consoles. That is
not to say the Gamecube or PS2 are bad because they are not. Every system
has strengths and weaknesses. IMHO XBOX is the way to go.
I couldn't be bothered with other comparisons as I am at work.
Get the system that impresses you the most. Try XBOX and GC out. Rent them
> I do not have a broadband connection, therefore i cannot
> take advantage of ANY online play. Is it still worth an
> >-----Original Message-----
> >XBOX live will be out in One Month and it is going to be
> so cool to play
> >others around the states and Canada.
> >> I have owned a ps2 since about january of this year,
> >> have 2 games for it- gran theft auto 3, and tony hawk's
> >> pro skater 3. I now have $200, and am unsure exactly
> >> to do with it. I have made 3 choices. I can: 1)Spend
> >> money on more ps2 games since i already own this system,
> >> and buy a sound system since my speakers suck. 2)Buy
> >> new xbox bundle with Jet Set Radio Future and Sega GT
> >> 2002. 3)But a gamecube, mainly for the upcoming metroid
> >> prime game, and other games like pikmin.
> >> I have gone back and forth, back and forth from each of
> >> these, and really need to decide soon. I need
> >> sugguestions!! Please respond.
> >> .