1) Running: The game is loaded in memory and is fully running. The game has full access to the reserved system resources, which are six CPU cores, 90 percent of GPU processing power, and 5 GB of memory. The game is rendering full-screen and the user can interact with it.
Looks like the xbox is going to gimp games in a lot of ways next-gen, and now it is announced it only uses 6 out of 8 cores and only 90% of a gimped GPU for games? The GPU drops to a mere 1.1 TFlops, which puts itself in range of a radeon 5750. The reason is to use the computing power for apps, TV and switching on the fly, making less resources available for games. The xbox is becoming a bloated PC as we speak.