Xbox 720: CPU houses 8 x64 cores – rumour

Thursday, 28 February 2013 11:11 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox 720 will house two CPU modules, each consisting of four x64 cores. That’s the claim of intrepid hardware site VGLeaks.

The site has produced a detailed, mind-boggling report on the matter, laden with techie speak that I honestly can’t understand. You can read up on it here.

What I can tell you is that the Xbox 720 / Durango is rumoured to house two CPU modules, each containing four x64 cores. The site claims that each core runs a single thread at 1.6 GHz.

The report says of the core-set, “With Durango, a familiar instruction set architecture and high performance silicon mean developers can focus effort on content and features, not micro-optimization.

“The trend towards more parallel power continues in this hardware; so, an effective strategy for multi-core computing is more important than ever.”

I’ll leave you to check out the rest, for fear of typing something I have little technical knowledge of. Let us know what you think below.

Meanwhile EA & Microsoft are rumoured to announce a timed-exclusivity deal at the alleged Xbox 720 reveal event on April 26th.

Thanks OXM.