Rumors of XBox Next Gen ‘Durango’
VGleaks has recently posted up what they claim to be specs for the next gen Xbox which is codenamed Durango. The specs are rumored to include an AMD-provided CPU with eight cores running at 1.6GHz apiece along with 8GB of DDR3 RAM. The machine is said to use a GPU running at 800MHz and features a built-in hard drive. The Durango is said to include a ‘high fidelity’ natural user interface (NUI) sensor which suggests some kind of built in Kinect functionality.
Here’s the rumored Durango system block diagram;
- 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.
The 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.
The hardware accelerators;
- Move engines
- Image, video, and audio codecs
- Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware
- Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing