Exciting times for console gamers! The specifications of the next-gen Xbox, codenamed Durango but most are calling it Xbox 720, have been leaked online.
As we get closer to E3 things are certainly heating up in the next-gen Xbox rumour mill.
According to the information published on the site, it appears the next Xbox will be powered by an 8-core CPU running at 1.6GHz, alongside 8GB of DDR RAM.
The gaming machine also boasts a custom 800-MHz graphics processor, which “can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second”.
The console also contains 8GB of RAM and a Blu-ray disc drive (contrary to previous discless rumours), which can read 50GB discs and 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM.
The Xbox 720 is also hooked up connectivity-wise with Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct networking.
If you like jumping around in front of your telly then you’ll be pleased to see that the device contains something called Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware, which suggests the console will work with the next iteration of Kinect motion control.
The full leaked specs are as follows:
- x64 Architecture
- 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz)
- each CPU thread has its own 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache
- each module of four CPU cores has a 2 MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4 MB of L2 cache
- each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources
- each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock
- custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor
- 12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads
- each thread can perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle
- at peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second
High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present
Storage and Memory
- 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s)
- 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102 GB/s)
- from the GPU’s perspective the bandwidths of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec.
- Hard drive is always present
- 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct
- Move engines
- Image, video, and audio codecs
- Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware
- Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing
Micorsoft has yet to confirm whether the list of leaked specs are genunine, but if they are, what else is left to reveal?