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So if you’re familiar with the hugely successful gaming console known as the Xbox, you may also know that a new version is due within the next couple of years. The Xbox is made by Microsoft, the very same company who creates the Windows Operating System. The Xbox has only had two major releases, first with the original Xbox which was shadowed by the Sony PlayStation 2 which is still the most sold console in history with an amazing 154 million units shipped worldwide. The second generation Xbox known as the Xbox 360 was a major hit as it was released in 2005 the technology behind the Xbox 360 was far more advanced than the PlayStation 2. The only other semi-major release of the Xbox was the Xbox 360 slim. Which was essentially the same but with more “polish”. The third major iteration of the Xbox has been named by many as the Xbox 720.
My graphics card has been upgraded! Thanks to wirelessspider for donating his old graphics card an ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 4350, I’ve now upgraded from my old nVidia GeForce 8400GS and for the most part I’m pretty happy with the increase in graphics performance.
In the windows experience index my previous score for gaming graphics was 3.3, this has now increased to 5.7 (which is good enough for MY needs). It was evident that my nVidia wasn’t good enough when I got a strange flicker a few weeks ago. I also noticed that my graphics card struggled to process the graphics of a game as simple as Minecraft. I knew I’d have to upgrade sooner or later.