durango1 Durango Unchained: Specs for next Xbox leaked?
It’s common knowledge that we’re at the end of the current generation of consoles, and gamers everywhere can’t wait for more details about what’s to come. Sony’s vague announcement of something big coming on February 20th has given rise to speculation that the next Playstation will be revealed this month, but we might not have to wait even that long for more details about the next Xbox. Vgleaks.com claims to have gotten their hands on the full specifications of Microsoft’s upcoming console, codenamed Durango. While the listed specs do fit general expectations for the consoles hardware, there’s no way to verify their accuracy until an official confirmation is made. Here’s what was leaked:

CPU:

  • 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

GPU:

  • 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

Networking:

  • 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

Also leaked? A diagram of how Durango’s hardware components will be organized:

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How accurate is this information? There’s no way to say for sure. But I’m willing to bet there’s more truth than falsehood here.