Xbox 720 will house two CPU modules, each consisting of four x64 cores. That’s the claim of intrepid hardware site VGLeaks.
The site has produced a detailed, mind-boggling report on the matter, laden with techie speak and I’m going to put hand on heart and say that I understand not a single word of it.
What I can tell you is that the Xbox 720/Durango is rumoured to house two CPU modules, each containing four x64 cores. The site claims that each core runs a single thread at 1.6 GHz. It all looks very powerful and mighty. After the PS4’s reveal, Microsoft is rumoured to announce the alleged Xbox 720/Durango at an event on April 26th.
“The Durango CPU brings a host of modern micro-architectural performance features to console development”, writes the site. “With Durango, a familiar instruction set architecture and high performance silicon mean developers can focus effort on content and features, not micro-optimization. The trend towards more parallel power continues in this hardware; so, an effective strategy for multi-core computing is more important than ever”.
I trust their words; I’ll leave you to check out the rest, for fear of typing something I have little technical knowledge of.