heh, ati probably goes up per month. wouldn't doubt that. I myself prefer the xbox to the other consols, but I dont think of them as sucking. looking at the leaked specs on the xbox xenon, it's pretty impressive how the hardware interacts. Much more like a Mac instead of a windows based system. Find that VERY weird, considering the hate I would think exists between the two companies, but perhaps I'm wrong about that. Anyhow, alot of the hardware architecture is built off of the powerpc architecture (VERY powerful) and also implements the multi-core processor, each running at 3.x GHz per processor, each processor has 2 L1 caches. One is instruction cache and one is data cache. Then the GPU has direct access to the L2 and conventional memory at the SAME time. Many other things not yet released that I can't wait to find out about. Also, from what I understand the ATI architecture is ready for next generation DX, even though its rumored that DX9 will be the standard for many years (they haven't even touched the full potential of DX9, and this is ready for 10... or whatever they'll call it). Need to get me another PS2, though. Damn thing broke on me
and my XBox is going out, too... still have my 'puter though.