Durango, Xbox 720, the Next Xbox, whatever you want to call it, it’s Microsoft’s next gen machine, due for reveal some time in the early parts of this year. However, due to some leaked documents from a few months back, we’ve now got a pretty good look at what the console will have under the hood.
The leak comes from the aptly named, VGleaks, who not only have a specifications rundown, but an image showing how everything will be connected.
For a quick feature run down though, it looks like it’ll have:
- CPU: An eight core X64 chip running at 1.6GHZ with 4MB of L2 cache.
- RAM: 8GB of DDR3 along with 32MB of “ESRAM”. The latter is connected directly to the GPU.
- GPU: Custom Direct3D graphics chip supporting DX11.1+, running at 800MHZ. 12 shader cores.
- Storage: SATA II HDD, presumably varied sizing options. Suggested default of 500GB.
- Optical Drive: 6x 50GB Blu Ray drive.
- Networking: Gigabit ethernet and 802.11 a/b/n/g WiFi as standard.
- Connectivity: USB 3.0, Kinect In, HDMI 1.4a in/out, SPDFI out
- Accelerators: What these specifically do is still unknown, but there are three, used for Data Move Engines, Video Codecs and Audio Codecs.
That’s a lot of memory compared to the Xbox 360′s paltry 512MB and I like the inclusion of a big-ish hard drive and USB 3.0 as standard. Kinect with its own dedicated port shows that it’s still planned as an accessory and not a necessary piece of equipment for operation.
On paper it does appear to be a little weaker than what we expect the PS4 to have. That said, the PS3 looked better on paper and the Xbox 360 held its own easily.
KitGuru Says: What do you guys think of these specs? Do they seem accurate to you?