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More Xbox 720 Specs Unveiled

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There have been many rumours over past 12 months for both the specs and looks of Microsoft’s next console, the Xbox 720. As the reveal date approaches (possibly at this year’s E3), more and more specs are being uncovered; mostly via the team at VGLeaks. The latest specs to be unveiled for the Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, comes in the form of a system block diagram, from which much can be deduced.

More Xbox 720 Specs - Block Diagram

And this is what exactly you’ll find inside the box:


• x64 Architecture
• 8x 1.6 GHz CPU Cores, each with 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache
• Each module of 4x CPU Cores has a 2 MB L2 cache equalling 4 MB of L2 cache
• Each core has an independent hardware thread (able to issue 2 instructions per clock)


• D3D11.1 class 800-MHz GPU
• 12 Shader Cores with a total of 768 threads, with each thread able to perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle
• GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second

Storage and Memory:

• 8GB DDR3 RAM (68 GB/s)
• 32MB ESRAM (102 GB/s)
• GPU peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec
• HDD (unspecified)
• 50GB 6x Blu-ray Disc Drive


• Gigabit Ethernet
• Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct

Hardware Accelerators:

• Move Engines
• Image, Video and Audio codecs
• Kinect multi-channel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware
• Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing


• USB 3.0

More Xbox 720 Specs - Early Build

Early Design Rumour for Xbox 720

In the end, although these specs are pretty impressive, they have to be taken with a pinch of salt, as rumours that seem too good to be true often are. Also, the website above is known for missing the boat on a number of occasions previously. We’ll be able to confirm all in less than 6 months when E3 2013 takes place in Los Angeles.

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