New Xbox 720 (Rumored) Details!
It is said that the rumored Xbox 720 has been fully detailed to some third-parties of Microsoft, and it is also rumored that it will be released around Christmas time of 2013. And yes, to all of you angry about the 360 not having one, it will include a Blu-ray drive!
To simply put it, due to a recent report, the Xbox 720 WILL have a Blu-ray player/drive.
As for today, multiple sources have confirmed that the 720 will have two GPUs, one of the multiple sources state "It's like two PCs taped together."
Results on a list of the final specs are still TBC (to be confirmed), but the graphics cards are rumored to be equal to AMD's 7000 series GPUs, but"not CrossFire or SLI". However, the GPUs aren't structured normally (like a normal dual PC set-up), but the two chips take turns drawing lines for the same object: Xbox 720′s graphics units will be able to work independently, drawing separate items simultaneously. (Put in mind that the Orbis/PS3 will also be supported by AMD software).
Here are a few more bullet/quick details:
- There will be “four or six” cores to the Xbox 720 CPU, one of which will be reserved for Kinect and one for the OS.
- Xbox 720 will require an always-on internet connection as an anti-piracy measure.
- It's also been said that the next generation of Kinect will be built into the device as standard.[/list]
Also, according to a Tweet by the designer of Crytek, that the codename for the Xbox 720 is "Durango".
Adding onto all of this, no there will not be an announcement for the Xbox 720/Durango within the next year, it will be awhile.