xbox 2 sdk


In a quite suprising move, Microsoft have given out the first release of the xbox 2 SDK to developers – but unusually it runs a special ported version of Windows NT on the Apple Mac! In no small part due to the fact that the xbox 2 will be featuring a IBM chip – which of course forms the base of the Power PC architecture. Rumour has it at the moment that the SDK is making use of the ATI radeon 9800 on the Mac until ATI get round to releasing the graphics chip (ATI R500) and drivers that will be making it onto the xbox2. It has also been rumoured that it will be running in 32bit mode though – can’t remember the technical details of why, but it doesn’t really matter – the graphics chips will be doing most of the grunt work.

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