Should The Rumored Xbox 720 Specs Make Sony Nervous?
Everyone is talking about the supposedly leaked specs for Microsoft's next machine. Are these statistics enough to make Sony start shaking in their boots...? Yea or nay?
VGLeaks claims to have the full technical specs for the Xbox 720, which has been code-named "Durango." For the record, the site also says they'll reveal the PS4/Orbis soon as well.
The technical documents in question outline a console that boasts an 8-core CPU, a Blu-Ray drive, what appears to be a "constant" hard drive (in that it can't be switched out for another), a DirectX 11.1-capable GPU, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. As for the processor, that will feature an x64 8-core CPU with a clock of 1.6Ghz and "each CPU thread has its own 32KB L1 instruction cache and 32KB L1 data cache," while both modules "of four CPU cores has a 2MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4MB of L2 cache." Lastly, "each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources."
Then there's the 6x Blu-Ray drive and the 32MB of embedded SRAM, and the GPU will supposedly support DirectX 11.1, while it runs at a core 800mhz with 12 shader cores that offer a grand total of 768 threads. At optimum performance, the GPU is apparently capable of issuing "1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second." Now, you can feel free to read up on the rest of it, but the question remains for all you techies out there-
If these stats are accurate, what should Sony think?
1/21/2013 9:18:38 PM Ben Dutka