Bij MSXbox.com zijn details gepost van de nVidia GPU die gebruikt zal worden in Microsoft's console. Volgens de 'Manager of Xbox operations' draagt de chip de naam NV2A en zal hij geavanceerder zijn dan de NV20, oftewel de GeForce3. Verder wordt er nogmaal benadrukt dat de chip speciaal wordt ontwikkeld voor de Xbox en dus geen kopie van een PC versie zal zijn. Hieronder het complete bericht:
The Xbox GPU being developed by Nvidia has been called many things: The X-Chip, Xbox GPU, NV25, et al. But what's it officially going to be called and what generation Nvidia card will it match in power? We went to the General Manager of Xbox operations, J Allard, for the answers.
"We're working with Nvidia to develop a graphics chip which is a step beyond the NV20, it's called the NV2A. In early design discussions, we did loosely refer to it as an 'NV25', but decided to change it to NV2A to avoid, not incite confusion. it's a custom chip which is designed especially for the Xbox and some very specific requirements for the console that makes it a non-candidate for a pc card and will be faster than the NV20."
Allard went on further to say, "To my knowledge, Nvidia has not announced details or availability of an nv25 chip for the pc, but given the success of the nv15, you could imagine one pretty easily."
He also explained how this name change is simply to keep people from confusing Nvidia's upcoming chipsets and the NV2A. In no way does it mean the original specifications of the Xbox GPU will be sacrificed. We hope that clears things up.
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