Microsoft Xbox 720 Chipset Rumored to Have Completed Design at AMD

January 3, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s been an year since every gamer has started waiting for next gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The latest leaked news suggests that there might be a happy thing happening during this year’s E3.

Yes, it has been pointed out that Microsoft and AMD have finalised the chip architecture of Xbox 720. Though there is still a chance that 2013 won’t see the commercial version of Xbox 720, a prototype surely can keep up the adrenaline up among gamers.

Although Microsoft hasn’t yet published any official specs, reports say that there will be advanced augmented reality capabilities, directional sound and a four-player finger-tracking Kinect (2.0).


The editor in chief of Xbox World, Nr. Dan Dawkins, claimed that the 720 will also feature a Blu-ray drive, directional audio, a TV output and input, an ‘innovative controller’ and even AR glasses at an unspecified post-launch date.

While he didn’t disclose any final specs, he did note that the current version of the Xbox 720 Durango developer kit was equipped with a CPU loaded with four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores along with 8GB of RAM.

Looking at the GPU that was claimed to be the Xbox 720‘s, the photos for the AMD Radeon chip reveals that it will be used to help bring together four essential elements of gaming.

Those four elements are content, cloud, console and client. So is this all true? Well, we have to wait until E3 to find it out.

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