Microsoft Xbox 720 (aka Durango) Officially Leaked…Maybe

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9 Comments to Microsoft Xbox 720 (aka Durango) Officially Leaked…Maybe

    • That was the only real turd in the soup for me. The GPU sounds powerful enough, RAM sounds good, but that processor is well below a mid range gaming PC which seems… Weird. I suppose it is 8 cores though.

    • madguitarist007

      Actually 8GB RAM is pretty cheap nowadays, and that will allow developers to do a lot more with their games surprisingly. A lot of things like Halo Forge, FC3 Map Editor, and such are apparently governed by the amount of RAM (The 360 has 512 MB)

    • RAM is super cheap now a days. You can buy 8GB for as low as $40 on Newegg. It would be cheaper for microsoft since they can buy it in bulk from the manufacturers. I would be surprise if the next gen consoles had lower than 8GB.

    • While no game in existence actually makes use of that much ram, with specs like these, it will provide a very long lifespan, exceeding the current generation model.

      Plus, if the system software is able, it could even “split” the hardware and output 2, or more, games at once.

      The only disapointing spec is the CPU. While 8 cores is impressive, the clock of 1.6GHz is not.

    • A console doesn’t need that much RAM because games haven’t been created to use that much RAM. Why haven’t they? Because no console has that much RAM and PC games is a much MUCH smaller market. If the consoles do have 8GBs of ram, the games will follow. Did you expect game devs to make games that require more performance than the platforms can provide?

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