Xbox 720 specs leaked
It was just yesterday, or maybe the day before, that I was talking with my fiance about how old the Xbox 360 is now. He, of course, told me everything he knows about the upcoming Xbox 720, which basically consisted of ‘eventually sometime there will be Xbox 720‘. Either way I got excited, I love Microsoft and the Xbox 360! So I am super curious, what’s she going to look like? Everyone and their mother is talking about the outside but what about what counts- the inside?
Well, VGLeaks has some rumored specs for you. Keep in mind though, we can’t confirm whether these are true, but most of what’s leaked or discussed is pretty on-par of what a next-generation machine would reasonably be capable of.
Here you can see the Durango system block diagram:
The leaked specs in full:
A complete, top-to-bottom list of Durango features for your reading pleasure.
Central Processing Unit:
- x64 Architecture
- Eight CPU cores running at 1.6GHz
- 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:
- 8GB of DDR3 RAM (68GB/s bandwidth)
- 32MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102GB/s)
- From the GPU’s perspective the bandwidths of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170GB/sec.
- Hard drive is always present
- 50GB 6x Blu-ray drive
- Gigabit Ethernet
- WiFi and WiFi Direct
- Move engines
- Image, video, and audio codecs
- Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware
- Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing
They also mention a “High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor” that “is always present.” This possibly implies some sort of Kinect-like functionality that is built into the console. A hard drive and a Blu-ray disc drive are also in this rumored device.
E3 is still five months away, and a lot can happen in the weeks leading up to the conference, so well have to wait ans see what Microsoft has in store for us. But, if there’s anything to take out of this, it’s that the next Xbox will be a powerful machine. And you can bet your butts I will be starting a money jar to start saving up for one!