Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Xbox 720 Specs Leaked

For everyone who has been dying to know what kind of technical specs the new Xbox will feature today is your day. This morning VGLeaks posted the specs for the highly anticipated Xbox 720 which is currently code named "Durango".

The CPU will feature 

x64 Architecture
8 CPU cores offering (1.6 GHz) 
Each CPU thread will feature 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 issues two instructions per clock

The GPU will feature

Custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor 
12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads
Each thread can perform on scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle.
At peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operation per second.

High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present

The storage and memory will feature

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
Had drive is always present
50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive

Networking will feature 

Gigabit ethernet
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct

Finally the hardware accelerators will

Move engines
Image, video, and audio codecs
Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware
Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing.

Well folks those are the specs we have so far for the upcoming Xbox 720. Here's to hoping we see it unveiled very soon!

Cameron Deao

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