New Xbox Specs Leaked Online?
Tech website reveals inner workings of the next generation console...
A full breakdown of the specs for the new Xbox have reportedly been leaked online.
According to VGleaks, the next generation console - codenamed Durango - is thought to have close to the power of a high-end PC, with an eight-core CPU running at 1.6GHz and 800Mhz graphics processor.
As well as a peak raw processing performance of 1.2 teraflops, the machine will reportedly boast 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 32MG of superfast ESRAM, potentially giving a transfer speed of 102GB per second.
VGleaks' system diagram also reveals that the Kinect will have its own input rather than using one of the USB 3.0 slots, and the console, nicknamed the Xbox 720 by fans, is said to include an HDMI 1.4a input that can receive video signals from other devices.
A built-in hard drive and 6x Blu-ray drive that takes 50GB discs are also included in the spec.
In other gaming news, Sony's PS4 - which is also expected to be released this year - is unlikely to launch before its Microsoft rival.
According to The Times, when asked when the next generation PlayStation would be released, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai simply said: "Why go first when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?"
A report last week suggested that the PS4 would outstrip the Xbox in terms of power.