New information purported to reveal specifications for Microsoft's next Xbox console and Sony's next PlayStation console have been released today following yesterday's rumors regarding the power of the next-gen consoles.
According to a report by Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, both the next PlayStation console (said to be codenamed Orbis) and the next Xbox console (Durango) will make use of AMD's Jaguar platform and will also each feature an eight-core CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz. Orbis, Digital Foundry says, will feature a graphics card comparable to AMD's Radeon 7970M. The website was unable to acquire information regarding Durango's graphics card, but it did say Microsoft refined "DirectX 11 for a fixed hardware gaming platform."
While much information wasn't revealed about Durango, Digital Foundry does claim Orbis' graphics card and CPU will reside on the same silicon.
Digital Foundry says the above video is comparable to what the next-generation consoles will likely offer.
Digital Foundry also corroborated yesterday's report that Orbis will feature 4GB of GDDR5 RAM while Durango will feature 8GB of DDR3 RAM, with 512 MB and 3GB, respectively, reserved for each console's operating system. The Digital Foundry report slightly differs from yesterday's purported specifications, however, in that VG247's report claimed Orbis would reserve 1GB of RAM for its operating system.
While Digital Foundry was able to provide some information on Durango, its report didn't reveal anything about the rumored Xbox set-top box or rumored 7-inch Xbox Surface tablet. While little information is known about the latter device, it's believed the Xbox set-top box will be revealed at the same time as Microsoft's next-generation Xbox. Microsoft's Larry Hyrb, Xbox Live's director of programming, recently hinted at a June 11 E3 reveal for the company's next-generation Xbox plans.
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