What is the difference between the 360 and its predecessors? Well, like all generations of consoles today is virtually a computer, but a computer dedicated to video games. The Xbox 360 is also a true multimedia center in its own right. You can connect to the Microsoft Network and download all kinds of media such as movies, music, photos, games and more.
Let us a little about the heart of all computers, and by extension all the next-generation microprocessor. The microprocessor is like a car engine, he is at the heart of the whole system. A major innovation of the Xbox 360 is that this "engine" has been modified so that it can deliver optimal performance for the player.
Traditionally, microprocessors process information along a single path . The great innovation of the Xbox 360 is that its processor is capable of processing information on 2 threads. This means that all information is processed more efficiently and quickly. For example, audio and visual data can be processed simultaneously on two tracks, or threads, separated. You must remember to slow down with the consoles of the past when the action on screen was in full swing. This was due to the ability, or inability, of the processor to manage the multitude of data being received at the same time.
In addition to this, Microsoft has a system that multi-core technology, which allows them to place more than one processor into a single chip. This is one of the last great innovations in the world of computing. You've surely heard of the duo-core microprocessors see quad (four)-core. Numeracy are thus multiplied it.
Here is why the Xbox 360 is so powerful and is currently the best selling console on the market. The border between last generation consoles like Xbox 360 and PC is disappearing more and more, both in the technology developed in the titles for both platforms.