Posted January 21, 2013 by Adam in News

Possible Xbox Durango Specifications Leaked


According to VGLeaks, they have managed to leak out the general components and technical details behind Microsoft’s next console (codenamed Durango, more commonly known as Xbox 720).

The specs are listed as follows along with a block diagram showing how the whole thing is hung together. The most surprising thing, if true, is the addition of the Blu-Ray drive, although it was obvious that without the widespread rollout of high speed broadband, many people will still rely on physical copies of games for at least the next couple of years.

No mention of the HDD sizes, which will no doubt come in a variety of sizes to suit differing price points. USB 3.0 looks to be installed as standard, and the HDMI 1.4a in means that the console should be able to receive video input as well as output.

Microsoft also seem to be carrying through their dedication for Kinect, with a separate input dedicated purely for the device which could most likely be a core part of the Durango/720 package rather than a bolt on extra.

Full specs below, let us know what you think! Particularly if you’re Kazuo Hirai.


- 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

Xbox Durango Image

Source: VGLeaks


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