Down Memory Lane Xbox Consoles Specficiations Comparison: Xbox in 2001 To Xbox One in 2013

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In just few days time period, Microsoft next-gen Xbox console, Xbox One will arrive on retail shelves, and to celebrate this special occassion let take a look at Xbox specification details since the Xbox in 2001 to the Xbox One in 2013.

Xbox OneWe can clearly see from the comparison specifications below, video-gaming with Microsoft’s Xbox console has come a long way, Xbox in 2001 used 64 MB DDR SD RAM whereas Xbox One will use 8 GB DDR3 RAM.

Xbox (2001)

  • Operating system – Custom (Based on Windows NT architecture and Windows XP (through Xbox LIVE)
  • CPU – Custom 733 MHz Intel Pentium III “Coppermine-based” processor
  • Storage capacity – 8 or 10 GB internal Hard Drive (Formatted to 8 GB with alloted system reserve and MS Dash), 8 MB memory card
  • Memory – 64 MB of DDR SDRAM @ 200 MHz
  • Graphics – 233 MHz nVidia NV2A
  • Controller input – 4× Xbox controller ports (proprietary USB interface)
  • Connectivity – 100 Mbit Ethernet

Xbox 360 (2005)

  • CPU – 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
  • Storage Capacity – 4GB to 320GB
  • Memory – 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz
  • Graphics – 500 MHz ATI Xenos
  • Connectivity
  • Original models 2.4 GHz wireless, 3 × USB 2.0, IR receiver, 100 Mbit/s Ethernet Add-on: Wifi 802.11 a/b/g, Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n Revised “S” models
  • 2.4 GHz wireless, 5 × USB 2.0, IR receiver, 100 Mbit/s[citation needed] Ethernet, Wifi 802.11b/g/n, AUX port

Xbox One (2013)

  • Media – Blu-ray Disc, DVD and CD
  • Operating system – Xbox OS, Windows custom kernel and a hypervisor
  • CPU – Custom 1.75 GHz AMD 8 core APU (2 Quad-Core Jaguar modules)
  • Storage capacity – 500 GB (HDD)
  • Memory 8 GB DDR3 (5 GB available to games)
  • Graphics – 853 MHz AMD Radeon GCN architecture (inside of APU)
  • Sound – 7.1 surround sound
  • Input – Three USB 3.0 Ports and a HDMI port
  • Camera – 1080p Kinect camera

Here are some differences between GDDR3 RAM and DDR3 RAM memory to clear doubts of players who think Xbox 360 has faster RAM than the Xbox One.

  1. DDR3 is a type of RAM used for system memory while GDDR3 is a type of RAM used for graphics cards
  2. GDDR3 memory is much faster than DDR3 memory
  3. GDDR3 memory is more expensive than DDR3 memory
  4. GDDR3 memory addresses can be read and written at once while DDR3 memory addresses cannot
  5. GDDR3 comes in chips while DDR3 are in modules