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Product: Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price:

Review By: Brian Kvalheim


Discover greater precision, comfort, and control. Part of the new Game Precision Series —the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows delivers a consistent and universal gaming experience across both of Microsoft’s gaming systems. Experience the ultimate gaming experience on Windows XP and Xbox 360. The new controller is an industry first console/pc compatible controller. Just plug and play into a Windows XP PC or Xbox 360 console for seamless cross platform gameplay.

Setup and Installation

As always we are using our main review system for the memory tests, in addition to the machine are using the following drivers.

The software we are using is as follows:

  • Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition with Rollup-2

  • ATI Catalyst Drivers 5.10

  • Via Hyperion 4.51

  • DirectX 9.0c

  • Far Cry 1.3

feature set

  • For PC and Xbox 360 - Works across Microsoft's gaming platforms. Xbox 360 Controller for Windows works with most Windows XP-based PCs and Xbox 360, delivering a consistent and universal gaming experience.

  • Vibration Feedback - Get a better feel for the game. Vibration feedback ensures riveting game play every time*.

  • Ergonomic - Play in total comfort. Compact ergonomics provide a more comfortable gaming experience.

  • Game Precision Series - Elevate your skills. Part of the new Game Precision Series —the Xbox 360 Controller offering precision, comfort and control that will set the standard for next-generation game controllers.






PC Mark 05 Memory Test

2x 512MB Patriot PEP5125600ELK PC5600 (200/400)
2x 512MB OCZ PC3500 Gold GX DC (200/400)


2x 512MB OCZ PC3500 Gold GX DC (250/500)



How It Grades
Installation: 93%
Ease Of Use: 93%
Speed: 94%
Features: 92%
Drivers: N/A
Design: 92%
Manual: N/A
Price: 80%
Overall: 91%

The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows.....



Specs & Package
Overall Score 91%
Version Reviewed 2x 512MB OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX Memory
Release Date Out Now
In The Box?  
System Requirements PC with Windows XP SP1 or later or an Xbox 360 console. An available USB port.
The Good Points Excellent out of the box
Great for games
Good design
The Bad Points Slightly expensive
Reviewers PC Setup Dell Dimension 4400
512mb RAM
120 GB Hard Drive
Integrated ATI Graphics
Creative Labs Audigy 2 Sound Card (OEM)
Dell 16x DVD
Microsoft Digital Sound 80


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