The Xbox 720 has been one of the most talked about subject in the gaming world recently, and if we are to believe the latest information posted by VGleaks, next gen Xbox, codenamed Durango will be equipped with an 8-core 1.6GHz processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 800MHz processor, 50GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive, and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
The leaked picture shows the architecture diagram of Durango, in order to confirm the characteristics of Xbox 720. The console promises much more potential than its predecessor, Xbox 360. We will see the evolution of both, the new graphics engines and as a result, the games that incorporate better graphics.
Xbox 720 codenamed Durango’s complete specs are
- 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.
We can be sure that the new Microsoft console will posses exceptional power, and incorporate some components that have far exceeded the previous generation Xbox. We just have to remember that the current console has barely 512 MB of RAM while Xbox 720 will have 8 GB of RAM.
The Xbox 720 is likely to be announced at the E3 gaming convention this June and will be released later in the year.