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The next-generation Xbox will include an 8-core CPU, a DirectX 11.1-capable GPU, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a Blu-ray disc drive, according to a new report.

The latest leak comes courtesy of VGLeaks.com, which claims to have received information on the unannounced console's "general components" and "some technical details".

According to the site, the next-gen Xbox features an x64 8-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHZ, similar to the processor alleged to be included with PlayStation 4.

The site also claims that "each CPU thread has its own 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache," and that "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," the site continues, and "each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock".

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Meanwhile, an 800MHz Direct3D11.1 class graphics processor will allegedly let the system "issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second", while 8GB of DDR3 RAM will provide a "peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec" when paired with the system memory and 32MB ESRAM.

Interestingly, the site claims that a SATA 2.0 hard drive will "always be present", suggesting that Microsoft may not allow users to remove their hard drive, or offer a console without a hard drive attached.

A 6x Blu-ray disc drive capable of reading discs with 50GB storage space will also be included, the site alleges, and the hardware will include support for HDMI 1.4a, 802.11 a/b/n/g Wi-Fi and USB 3.0.

Kinect will also be supported.

And finally, "move engines" and "cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing" are also listed by the site as hardware accelerators support by the console.

Rumours emerge hours after VideoGamer.com reported leaked specs on rival console PlayStation 4.

VGLeaks has previously leaked details on Wii U's system specs and screens from Gears of War Judgment's debut trailer prior to it being aired.

The site claims it will reveal details on PlayStation Orbis, the rumoured codename for PlayStation 4, "next".

The next-generation Xbox is expected to be announced in around two months' time.

Source: VGLeaks.com

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DancingRhino

teraflops? It's complicated enough why bring dinosaurs into it?
Posted 16:21 on 21 January 2013

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Wido

I echo what Rhino said, wtf is teraflops?! Learn something new everyday :laugh:
Posted 09:38 on 22 January 2013
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Endless

How convenient that both consoles 'rumoured' specs 'leak' on the same day :P
Posted 22:56 on 21 January 2013
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thompo555@ rbevanx

Sony won't be paying Microsoft anything, unless I'm being incredibly thick again.

Blue ray is owned by 9 companies, Phillips, Toshiba, Sony etc. Though no patents are owned by Microsoft. So I can only see a portion of money going Sony's way!

Aye, most definitely. Off the top of my head, I think the 360 is late DirectX 9? Something like that. It's definitely going to put the console forward, and I'd have that in there as standard. It would be stupid if it wasn't included for whatever reason. It's the way games will be going!

Edit: The PS3 currently uses OpenGL2.4 and the Xbox currently uses DirectX10. I thought there was a bigger leap there. The big leap for performance would be for the PS4 in this issue. On paper it should be also easier to port from console to console. I'm no expert though!
Posted 17:53 on 21 January 2013
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rbevanx@ thompo555

I'm sure Sony paying MS back will more than make up for it ;)

Direct x I bet is far more which they currently use on PS3 and Blu-Ray is owned by a few more than Sony from what I can remember.
Posted 17:36 on 21 January 2013
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munkee@ DancingRhino

Best response ever.
Posted 17:12 on 21 January 2013
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thompo555

Quote:
Originally Posted by VG
Interestingly, the site claims that a SATA 2.0 hard drive will "always be present", suggesting that Microsoft may not allow users to remove their hard drive, or offer a console without a hard drive attached.

Could this be the indications of two HDDs? Will there be a boot drive/online profile drive that is separate to a HDD that would be used for saved games etc. Maybe there will be a small internal SSD. Now that would be nice. It would also standardise consoles. meaning microsoft only had to plug a 500Gb drive in to one SKU and put a 60Gb or something similar into a 'media' 720. Both still having the online profile/Boot SSD.

I'm dreaming again..

EDIT: @DancingRhino, I wish I was making up those awful names! :p
Posted 16:25 on 21 January 2013
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DancingRhino

teraflops? It's complicated enough why bring dinosaurs into it?
Posted 16:21 on 21 January 2013
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thompo555@ AndySpence

To put it into perspective, the PS3 can do 1800 gigaflops (1.76 teraflops which is 1800 Billion floating-point operations) and the 360 can do 240 Gigaflops (which is around 240 billion Flops) in their Graphics processors.

What they are saying here is that this unit can do 1000 Billion FLOPS, aka 1000 GFLOPS, AKA about 1 Teraflop of processing power.

Looking at current graphics cards (AMD for example) The HD7970 does 3.79 TFLOPS with a 1375MHz Memory Clock. Putting this proposed GPU much lower than the top range. Where it actually puts this card is between a HD7750 and HD7770. Though the 7770 still dwarfs the card with 1000Mhz clocking on the processor and 1.28teraflops.

Though preference may be more or less than these two low end cards. We don't know how much RAM is dedicated for the GPU (is it dedicated, or shared from the 8Gb core RAM memory?) and we also don't know how many cores/cycles this processor does to get an effective comparison between modern desktop GPU's and the 720's. Though it doesn't sound too powerful at all.

Wall of text :p Sorry!

EDIT: Is there any chance the :P face (with capital P) will work the same as the : p face with lower-case P? Only the lower-case p works in the smiley things. :P :p etc Just one of those things that is bugging me!


Edit 2: There is a chance that the graphics card could be a variant of a near top of the range preformence Notebook chipset. The HD 7800M. Anyway, it's only a rumour!
Posted 16:11 on 21 January 2013
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AndySpence

I have no idea what this mean's but it sounds powerful.
Posted 15:43 on 21 January 2013
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thompo555

"a Blu-ray disc drive"

Hmmmm surely that means Microsoft will have to pay Panasonic and Sony (along with other companies) some money for the Blu-ray drive.

Then again, propriety systems will not be brought forward, it's probably cheaper to 'rent' Blu-ray and DVD's just wont cut it.
Posted 15:36 on 21 January 2013
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DancingRhino

"issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second"

Oh my god I can't wait. And I'd probably be even more excited if I knew what any of it meant!
Posted 15:26 on 21 January 2013