Report: Next Xbox to Sport a 16-Core State of the Art IBM Power PC CPU
If you haven't had your fill of Xbox 720 rumors and speculations, new reports of the Durango's internals suggest some heavy hardware for Microsoft's next console.Via Computer and Video Games, the latest issue of Britain's Xbox World magazine reveals that developers received Durango devkits last month, purportedly packing a 16-core IBM Power PC CPU and a GPU similar to AMD's Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cards. The alleged devkits do not sport the console's final appearance, although the sources were confident that the hardware within are consistent with what we can expect to see when the Xbox 360's successor is released late next year. Although the thought of a 16-core powered console makes us salivate in anticipation, this information (as with most rumors) should be taken with a grain of salt. Video game consoles aren't typically equipped with state of the art, up to date hardware and, while we can dream, this news seems a bit far fetched.