Xbox 720 Specs Revealed

Sony and Microsoft plan to unveil its next-generation consoles during this year. Some of the rumours said that should happen at the E3 2013 conference in June. Apparently VGleaks has the full specifications list of the net-generation Xbox console, codenamed Durango. This came just one day after Sony's CEO said that Microsoft can reveal its Xbox first.

Most of the specification matches previous rumours. There should be 8-core processor, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 32 MB of much faster ERAM, a GPU at 800MHz and it has a Blu-ray drive. VGleaks also mentioned that the specifications for PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, are coming out next week. Here is the full list of the Xbox components.


  • x64 Architecture
  • 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz)
  • Each CPU thread has its own 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache
  • Each module of four CPU cores has a 2 MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4 MB of L2 cache
  • Each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources
  • Each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock


  • Custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor
  • 12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads
  • Each thread can perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle
  • At peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second

High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present
Storage and Memory

  • 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s)
  • 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102 GB/s)
  • From the GPU's perspective the bandwidths of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec.
  • Hard drive is always present
  • 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive


  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct

Hardware Accelerators

  • Move engines
  • Image, video, and audio codecs
  • Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware
  • Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing