Roj> 16bit 48khz playback is better than CD quality. In fact since there’s no sound synthesizer in the Xbox, you HAVE to play CD audio tracks or mp3 music from the DVD disc. Perhaps you are confusing music bits with cpu bits. On another tangent… a 3 core 3.2ghz cpu that’s multithreaded??? That’s some insane amount of power, these are going to be some badass looking games. Also multithreading doesn’t double the potential of the cpu. For starters the games HAVE to be coded specifically to take advantage of multithreading, and if they do, will experience a 10%-15% boost at most. That’s real world results, not the theoretical results that Intel claims. And in order to achieve that boost, your game has to be doing many things at once (hence a thread) so it will probably benefit online games and games with very complex AI stuff the most.