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Xbox 720 Specs: Eight-core CPU, 8 GB RAM, Windows 8 Kernel?


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Initial post: Jan 8, 2013 9:22:04 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
My thoughts are that an 8 core AMD cpu would be an energy hog.

http://www.gamechup.com/xbox-720-specs-eight-core-cpu-8-gb-ram-windows-8-kernel/

Microsoft Xbox 720 could have an eight-core CPU, according to new leaks.

This latest rumour is via BD, who posts regularly on TGFC, which is a Chinese forum. What's special about him? Well, he is an ex-Ubisoft employee, and claims to know all information about the Xbox 720, including the RAM, and plenty of other stuff.

According to him, the Xbox 720 will have an eight-core CPU, and an 8800 series GPU. This also fits in with our previous report where we mentioned that the Xbox 720 could be running on a AMD HD 8000M graphics card.

It is also said that Microsoft will be using Windows 8 kernel for the system, which is pretty straightforward, as they have been pushing it a lot. He said that it will have 8 GB memory and a 640 GB hard drive.

Treat this with a grain of salt obviously, as nothing is confirmed yet. However, these are times when insiders can leak out information for a variety of reasons. E3 2013 will be held on June 13, so not long to go before Microsoft finally unveils the system to the world.

What are your thoughts on this rumour?

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:22:52 AM PST
I don't know what all them numbers mean.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:24:39 AM PST
Soulshine says:
I assume all these details are very fap-worthy, but they mean nothing to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:26:09 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
It would mean a fairly expensive console, if compared to what that translates to in the PC world.

I mean knowing what that is hardware wise, i wouldn't feel hosed paying $500 for it. But is that where these folks are going with this? $499?

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:26:37 AM PST
I am gonna say $399 myself.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:27:12 AM PST
Lucanus says:
I wonder what the failure rate will be this time around. After being burnt on the xbox via the Thompson Drive along with being burnt on the 360 with RRoD.... yeah, so not buying a MS console at launch ever again. :)

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:27:58 AM PST
Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:28:12 AM PST
Cool story.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:28:15 AM PST
Not sure if this is still used.....

Doooooooooomed

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:28:23 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Could be subsidized with XBL contract agreement.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:29:41 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
oh, so it would end up costing $650? lol

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:32:16 AM PST
I'm a PC. After that, I'm a PS4. Goodbye forever Xbox.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:34:17 AM PST
Well, I'm seeing them offer the console for $250 and a 2 year sub to live at $15 per month. Would be a big rip-off, but I'm thinking that is the reason that they offered the 360 for a similar offer to see if people were gullible enough to bite.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:35:02 AM PST
HorizonBrave says:
It means it's more than double the power of the previous generation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:35:12 AM PST
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Lucanus says:
True story, I bought both at launch. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:35:58 AM PST
It all depends. ATI's 8-cores are so/so.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:37:26 AM PST
I did too. Weird.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:38:16 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Are you one of those mystical xbox owners that never had any hardware problems? I have heard about such creatures, though I have yet to meet one. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:38:56 AM PST
I haven't had one. I did have a Blurray drive crap out on a PS3 though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:39:06 AM PST
No. I am on my 4th. 2 RRoD and 1 I just wanted to upgrade to the slim.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:40:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 9:42:07 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Nice, congrats on being lucky. Did you buy a 360 at launch? I would be impressed if anybody still has a launch unit that works. The failure rate was crazy insane for the launch batches. On a good note, once MS went with the Jaspar chipset, the problem disappeared. Either way, I won't touch a MS console at launch. I learned my lesson. I had both die on me.

My brother's bluray drive crapped out on the ps3, we replaced it ourselves for $80. I also had two Dreamcast units die on me. My ps2 and ps3 have been great, though my ps1 was junk. Nintendo is the consoles I have owned that never had problems. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:41:24 AM PST
I didn't have a launch unit, it was the 20gb one.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:43:39 AM PST
Rockhardly says:
It'd be better with a 9-core. That's, like, a whole extra core.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 9:48:11 AM PST
That's impossible. Bluray is non-undestructible.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 9:59:43 AM PST
"Are you one of those mystical xbox owners that never had any hardware problems? I have heard about such creatures, though I have yet to meet one. :) "

Haha yea I have a fb friend who is an xbot and he claims he is still using his launch 360 and also claimed his friends identity was stolen from the PSN breach
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