Specifications for the so-called Xbox 720 console have apparently been leaked, revealing a number of interesting components.
Over on the appropriately title vgleaks, specs have been posted for the next generation Xbox console from Microsoft, code-named Durango.
The leaks suggest a device that’s very similar in many respects to the previously leaked PS4 (code-named Orbis). If anything, the Xbox 720 might come up a little short of the PS4 in terms of pure graphical power, but it has a couple of other tricks up its sleeve.
Whilst the following specifications are still effectively just rumour and speculation, they do appear to be the real deal.
Xbox 720 Specs
The Xbox 720 will run on the same 8-core AMD CPU as the PlayStation 4, clocked at the same 1.6GHz. This will be married to 8GB of RAM – double the amount of its rival – along with 32MB of super-fast ESRAM hooked up directly to the GPU.
Speaking of which, the main point of differentiation between the two next-gen consoles here would appear to be the GPU. The Xbox 720’s 12-core GPU appears to lag behind the PS4’s 18-core example by quite a margin – at least on paper.
Other interesting snippets from this report include the claim that the Xbox 720 will feature a Blu-ray drive, as well as a fixed hard drive (the Xbox 360’s has always been removable).
The console will also feature what appears to be an accelerated hardware video encoder and an HDMI input. This would open the possibility of recording TV content from your dedicated set-top box to your new console. You could also import footage from your camcorder directly to the Xbox 720 console.
We don’t know when the Xbox 720 or Durango will hit the shops, but all reports point to both next-gen consoles being available in time for Christmas 2013. It’s believed that the Microsoft console will be unveiled at E3 in June.
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