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Xbox 720 to have 4-6 cores CPU, Blu-ray, always-on Internet

Posted on Monday, April 02 2012 @ 20:40:04 CEST by

VG247 dug up some details about Microsoft's next-generation console. According to the report, the Xbox 360 will have a Blu-ray drive, a processor with four or six cores and two GPUs.

One of the processor's cores will be reserved for the operating system and one for Kinect. Additionally, the site also heard that a permanent Internet connection will be required as an anti-piracy measure.
We’re waiting for final confirmation of specs, but the graphics cards are thought to be equivalent to AMD’s 7000 series GPUs, but “not CrossFire or SLI”. The GPUs aren’t structured as they are in a normal dual PC set-up, in which the two chips take it in turns to draw lines of the same object: Xbox 720′s graphics units will be able to work independently, drawing separate items simultaneously.


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. We’ve also been told that the next generation of Kinect will be built into the device as standard.



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