Please remember this info isn't official and based on info from various sources. As the Mercury News article says, the Xbox 2 will use three 64-bit processors. But we'll give you even more details. They'll be PowerPC processors, based on the PowerPC 976, the first dual-core 97x chip based on IBM's 64-bit POWER5 architecture, which will also be the first PowerPC built on a 65nm manufacturing process. Check our previous story for further details.
Each processor is capable of processing two threads, thus meaning the whole system can process six threads simultaneously. It is worth noting that, because of its RISC nature, the new architecture is a big-endian system, a term that describes the order in which a sequence of bytes are stored in computer memory. Traditional x86 architectures use the little-endian approach.
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