The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Power Mac G5s run Microsoft's XBox 360 Demos at E3

TMO Reports - Power Mac G5s run Microsoft's XBox 360 Demos at E3

by , 8:50 PM EDT, May 19th, 2005

LOS ANGELES -- As first reported by Anandtech, The Mac Observer has confirmed that Microsoft is running its Xbox 360 demos for the E3 Expo on Power Mac G5s from Apple Computer.

"It's an alpha kit, it has the Power PC processor. It's the closes thing to what's in the console. It's the best source," Mario Rodriguez, a Microsoft employee on hand at Microsoft's Xbox 360 booth at E3, told TMO.

The Xbox 360 has long been known to use a special version of the G5 processor, as has the fact that temporary Xbox development systems were modified Power Mac G5 units. The demonstration at E3, however, are the first time that Power Macs have been used to show Xbox 360 games to the public


E3 attendees playing playing Xbox 360 demos on a Mac

The Power Mac G5s that make it all possible

Photos by Chris Barylick
(Click the thumbnails for larger images)

There are additional pohotos at Anandtech.

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated February 25th

Fri, 10:17 PM
Stanford's 'Developing iOS 10 Apps with Swift' free on iTunes U
Fri, 8:20 PM
iPhone Screen Repairs By Third Parties Now Get Some Warranty Coverage
Fri, 7:56 PM
Amazon Goes with First Amendment to Protect Alexa Recordings
Fri, 6:28 PM
An App that Automatically Notifies People of Your Trip Progress
Fri, 5:51 PM
Apple and Silicon Valley Struggle to Navigate Trump's Waters
Fri, 5:43 PM
The Thinking Behind a Female Voice for Siri
Fri, 5:13 PM
Enjoy Outdoors Activities With These Top 5 iPhone Apps
Fri, 2:01 PM
Amazon's Echo First Amendment Rights Fight - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-24
Fri, 10:01 AM
iTunes Remote App gets Two-Factor Authentication Support
Fri, 9:00 AM
Disk Drill PRO 3 for Mac for $34.99
Thu, 6:33 PM
7 Reasons For Apple to Discontinue the Mac Pro
Thu, 6:02 PM
Can WALTR 2 Really Be Your iTunes Replacement?
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!