The CPU featured by the reportedly upcoming Xbox 720 console, code named Xbox Durango, has been leaked in an article by the fairly reliable hardware rumours site VGLeaks.
According to the raft of technical data released in the VGLeaks article, the Xbox 720 next-gen console could feature two modules of four x64 cores each running a single 1.6GHz thread.
To put this into perspective, this is half the clock rate of the current Xbox 360 cores. However, the Xbox 720 will be built for a more “out-of-order execution” style, making the processing speeds more efficient and operate with reduced stalls.
“The Durango CPU brings a host of modern micro-architectural performance features to console development,” the article reads. “With Durango, a familiar instruction set architecture and high performance silicon mean developers can focus effort on content and features, not micro-optimisation. The trend towards more parallel power continues in this hardware; so, an effective strategy for multi-core computing is more important than ever.”
Xbox 720 Rumours
Microsoft has been very tight lipped as to even the existence of a next-gen Xbox console, let alone what features and specs the Xbox 720 could have. Like its rival the PS4, we should see an Xbox 720 release date sometime around Christmas this year.
These latest leaks from VGLeaks seem to confirm the rumours that the Xbox 720 will feature an eight-core CPU with 8GB of RAM, and an internal storage system based on a fixed hard drive rather than the modular HDD design of the Xbox 360 console.
Suggested Xbox 720 features included the upgraded Kinect 2 motion gaming peripheral, the long rumoured Xbox TV service and 3D technology.
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