Misterxmedia: based on your info for around last 2 years mistercteam dig more and draw this. I fully agree with him because it is all inline with what you said. Is that correct diagram? Here is a link to his analisys http://semiaccurate.com/forums/show
BELOW IS NOT AN INSIDER. THAT IS OUR WITH MISTERCTEAM GUESSES based on his info. IN LATER POST INSIDER CONFIRMED SOME OF THIS. WE WERE CLOSE. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS THERE WILL BE 3xSOCs.
Click on the picture tablet users - it's bigger
So Xbox 720 hardware is on this diagram:
- super advanced tech by IBM-AMD-MS. Design started back in 2007 as you said in 2010.
- It has APU+GPU on every SOC(system on a chip).
- It has 2 of this SOCs
- Each CPU in APU has 8 cores with 4 thread in each. So tolal we have 2xSOC x 8Cores x 4 threads = 16cores x 4thread=64 threads.
- Each GPU in SOC is 8xxx GPU(Mars or Venus) with advanced tech not available on PC some time
- Each SOC has 1.5Gb of GdDR5 memory with additiond 5 gb of shared ddr3/ddr4.
- Each SOC has EDRAM. Previosly you said about 110 mb
- Xbox has some other hardware features. Like RayTraycing chip(VTE on this picture).
- The goals of the system design are - universal for different type of tasks, easy to parralellism, easy to fully load, zero bottlenecks an future proof as Xbox 360 design with low energy consumtion..
- Some part will be upgradable later.
- It should be about 4+terraflops. Of couse it will be better of every high end PC available in 2013-2014 and maybe 2015. With optimisation it have to be on pair with PC 8 years.
- There will be Kinect 2.0
- There will be illumiroom tech as additional feature after the launch.
Sources said Xbox will be 2-3 time more powerfull to PS4.you said only about 30% :) Many of this tech will not be available on PC and is very custom. You expect it will sell 120 millions in 5 years mark.
All this hardware need for many software features it will have.
On the software side there will be...a long list for additional post later.:)
Here is some quotes from around the net as informations started to flood:
|I guarantee you, Microsoft's next system will be able to do things your current computer does not have the resources to do, d I say th knowing some of you folks have monster PC setups. (Dunno about Sony, I know next to nothing about their system)|
|the GPU is different than the 8800, it's 8770 ghz editon + ray tracer, but yes the Durango will blow the PS4 out of the water.|
We'll hear more about both systems and comparisons will be made as we get closer to E3.
Also it is sad to see around the net how many people hates MS and are blinded. that will be the biggest problem for MS. But if they will do xbox life free for play next gen then it can solve the problem.
PS. I done with gmail. it looks so ugly now and unusable for me after othe mail apps!! google ui was allways a mess to play with. now it is total shit. the overload it.