Next Xbox Tech Specs Leaked Online

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[Image via VGLeaks.]

This morning, VGLeaks posted alleged technical specifications for the next Microsoft video game console, codenamed the Durango. According to our own sources at Inside Gaming, we’ve gotten word that these specifications are pretty accurate, though there are still questions as to how close to the final version these specs may actually be.

But what the heck are they? These are they, by which I mean to say, this is them:


  • 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

Hardware Accelerators

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

The VGLEaks post also notes that it’ll be spilling the beans on the next Sony console’s specs next, and it’s entirely possible that it’ll be close to the real deal, too. If nothing else, these leaks can point to at least one thing for sure: we’ll certainly be getting some consoles announced this year. Sure, Microsoft and Sony are staying mum on the subject of their next-gen offerings, but it seems that every day that cat keeps trying to creep out of the bag. I’m sure we’ll get the full scoop at E3 this summer…or even sooner.

Via VGLeaks

  1. Assuming this is somewhat accurate, it’s almost as good as my PC, and while my PC may be an ancient piece of crap, it still runs current gen games somewhat decently, so in a dedicated environment that could be impressive.

    But alas, unless Sony pulls some crazy last minute BS, I rather go with Vorbis, stupid name and alls.

  2. These specs are already outdated… Though, to be fair, it is pretty much impossible for consoles to launch on par with PC development. The RAM and CPU situation looks pretty promising. And I’m glad Kinect 2.0 is integrated this time around, rather than having some bulky camera.

    Alas, as Sony has stated they are waiting for MS to go first, I expect an announcement for the 720 any time after E3, maybe not this year at all. MS and Sony are just releasing new bundles + too many games are announced for current gen to suddenly drop a new console this year, even for Holidays. Anyone betting on 2014?

  3. I don’t know about consoles but don’t games can’t games only use up to 2 cores? Save from a few newer next gen games (BF3 and Hitman). If it’s the same for the consoles it’s not that impressive. I run a 4 core i5 on 4GHz each.

  4. 8gb ram holy shit no way.
    CPU: Is that 8 logical cores or 8 physical cores? There’s a HUGE difference.

    • I earlier heard a rumor the 720 would be a 16 core, hyper threaded CPU, with 8 cores being physical and the rest logical. Maybe the CPU in this article is structured in a similar way?

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