This weeks Pulse reported that the first XBox 2 (XBox Next?) dev kits have gone out. They sport dual G5 processors and ATI Radeon 9800 Pro video cards. Pulse was quick to add that these are prelimnary kits and don’t reflect the exact end hardware, but I thought it was pretty nice that the closest thing they could get to the graphic capacity of XBox 2 is a Radeon 9800 Pro. Not too shabby.
The only confirmation I’ve found so far seems to come from The Inquirer which I’m not familiar with, so I don’t know how much credit to attribute to them. But read it for yourself and decide:
Xbox 2 SDK released on cool Apple Power Mac G5s and a bit more at Microsoft ships first Xbox 2 development kits using Apple G5 hardware