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Xbox 20GB vs xbox elite

by joker5667 / March 23, 2008 1:19 PM PDT

Basically i'm considering to buy an xbox and I'm not really sure which version is the better value for what I want. What are the differences in the consoles besides color and hard drive size. Thanks for the help.

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Only other difference
by Jimmy Greystone / March 23, 2008 4:01 PM PDT

The only other difference worth noting is that the Elite model should have HDMI.

All 360 models will have the same CPU and GPU running at exactly the same clock speed. They will all have the exact same amount of RAM, and will be in every way equal when it comes to actually playing games. The differences are primarily the type of connections on the back of the console, and I think the elite comes with a bunch of demos and other probably useless garbage on the hard drive.

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from what i've read on cnet
by joker5667 / March 24, 2008 11:22 AM PDT
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If that's the case
by Jimmy Greystone / March 25, 2008 2:55 AM PDT

If that's the case, then yes. I don't really keep up too much on the 360, but as mentioned, you'll want to do everything possible to make sure it's using the new CPU and GPU, otherwise be prepared to suffer the wrath of the red ring of death. The HDMI units SHOULD all be using these newer chips, which have a much lower defect rate. From everything I've seen, it's still way too high, but it's no longer 20-30%, more like 5-10%, maybe a little lower. But if you can get an extended warranty on it, this might be one of the few cases where it's not a complete waste of money.

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We have the xbox 20gb halo version with HDMI.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2008 12:11 AM PDT

The reason is that the HDMI versions have the newer and cooler running chipsets. So no matter which you get, get it with HDMI or keep shopping.

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