XBOX 360 Looks Better In Black?

"Microsoft releasing an upgraded version of its Xbox 360?"

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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 21/03/07
Author: PV5150
Source: DailyTech

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It appears that the rumour mill which has suggesting that the XBOX 360 console was about to get a refresh, may actually be right. An article posted in a popular gaming magazine, has had images of a black version of the 360 accompanying the article... Further adding fuel to the speculation fire. The console was said to include a 120GB HDD, matching black accessories, HDMI output and HDMI cable for approximately $479.

Large black xbox

While some gaming magazines have been known to play rather cruel April Fool’s jokes on its readers, Matt Helgeson, senior editor at Game Informer, reportedly confirmed that the story is not a prank.
Also mentioned on the story is that owners of existing Xbox 360s may purchase the larger hard disk drive separately for “under $200.” The current HD DVD add-on, however, will remain an additional accessory. In line with Microsoft official statements saying that its console will never include an internal HD DVD drive, the black Xbox 360 will come with the standard 12x DVD-ROM drive.

Currently Microsoft aren't commenting on the possibility of the black XBOX 360, but Chris Satchell, general manager of the game developer group at Microsoft had this to say:

“We're always working on prototypes and new technologies and just playing with stuff in Redmond to see what's interesting. I think at the moment we have the widest available connections on the system. If you want to get great HD, I think we've got a good solution for that.” “At the moment, everything you might have seen is just looking at our experimentation back in Redmond, not really a product that we're thinking about announcing,”

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20-03-2007, 09:56:15

Ham
Dam good idea if its accuret. But lets hope it dosn't hinder any aftermarket coolers that may come along.

20-03-2007, 10:08:49

FleX.overclock3d
Looks like simple but solid idea.

20-03-2007, 10:12:54

Toxcity
I love the idea! :)
Much better than haveing to alt - tab out of a game to find out the GPU temp!

20-03-2007, 10:21:42

llwyd

I love the idea! :)
Much better than haveing to alt - tab out of a game to find out the GPU temp!



Rofl, use RivaTuners temp monitor, it logs temps in a graph for you no matter what youre doing so you can check what they peaked at after youve finished playing ;)

20-03-2007, 11:50:14

Toxcity

Rofl, use RivaTuners temp monitor, it logs temps in a graph for you no matter what youre doing so you can check what they peaked at after youve finished playing ;)



Does rivatuner work with 8800s? :p

20-03-2007, 11:52:24

FragTek

Does rivatuner work with 8800s? :p



Under XP yes, under Vista no.

20-03-2007, 12:09:20

equk
haha :)

I remember getting the old Sparkle S3 Virge cards years ago, cheapest ones out.
The idea of having a thermal monitor on the card is cool, altho it might be a better idea to make a drive bay mountable one for people who don't have or want a window on the side of their case? :) altho maybe that could be an idea for a mod already.

What card is that? says DX10, but it actually looks a decent size as it is not massive :confused: :)

20-03-2007, 12:22:01

Ham

SPARKLE's entry level DirectX 10 graphic card is based on NVIDIA advanced G86 GPU architecture. They will be on sale around the globe synchronously when NVIDIA officially announces G84 and G86 graphic chips.



One of them.

It looks like the LCD unplugs, so it wouldn't be hard to run some wires to a bay.

20-03-2007, 12:28:32

equk

One of them.

It looks like the LCD unplugs, so it wouldn't be hard to run some wires to a bay.


yer :) looks like you could just use a ribbon cable.

20-03-2007, 15:13:53

Kempez
Damn sweet idea if you ask me :)
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