VG247 are rumoring that Microsoft has confirmed the details of Xbox 720 to a handful of developers, with the console seeing a release December 2013. Details inside.
According to the site, “multiple sources have confirmed this morning that the machine will have two GPUs”, with one source adding: “It’s like two PCs taped together.”
Apparently, the “graphics cards are thought to be equivalent to AMD’s 7000 series GPUs, but not CrossFire or SLI”, the rumor continues, adding: “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.”
To Play Xbox 720, you’ll need to have an internet connection at all times, as the new machine includes “always on” technology demanding highspeed internet.
Kinect Is Not Forgotten
The sources claim Xbox 720 will have “four or six” cores to the Xbox 720 CPU, one being reserved for Kinect, while the other will be used for the operating system. Kinect will also be built into the next Xbox, not sold separately as currently is the case.
This as Kotaku rocked the gaming world with a rumor revealing PS4′s codename as PS Orbis, also revealing that the new machine would feature used game-blocking technology, and would not be backwards compatible with PS3.