Check out all the specs of Microsoft’s next big xbox
- Blu-ray drive
- HDMI in and out
- octa-core processor based on AMD’s Jaguar design
- 8GB of RAM
- plus USB 3.0 ports,
- 500GB of hard drive
- WiFi Direct for communicating with the new controller and
Processor and graphics: as rumored, a heavily customized AMD chip that combines an eight-core CPU, a GPU tailored for DirectX 11.1 graphics and 32MB of high bandwidth embedded
ESRAM memory. The 28nm chip will consume around 100 watts, which is slightly higher than current Xbox Slim and PS3, but Microsoft promises noise from the cooling fans will be “four times quieter.”
System memory: a Sony-rivaling 8GB of RAM, although it’ll be DDR3 instead of the PlayStation 4’s GDDR5.
Audio and video: 1080p and 4K both supported; 7.1 surround sound.
Kinect: This will be bundled with the console and contain 250,000-pixel infrared depth sensor as well as a regular 720p web cam.
Storage and media: a hard drive of unknown speed or capacity plus a Blu-ray / DVD combo drive that will be used as little as possible. We’re told disc-based games will be ripped to the HDD
Connectivity: HDMI 1.4 output and passthrough; a “few” USB 3.0 ports; gigabit Ethernet; plus, three separate 802.11n radios to allow the console to communicate with its controller (over a form of WiFi Direct) as well as other devices (such as perhaps other Windows-based phones and tablets) without losing its connection to the internet. At other times, two radios could be used to maintain a
stronger WiFi signal.
If the spec you’re looking for isn’t on this list, that’s likely because Microsoft hasn’t revealed it yet. We’ve requested further details and will update as and when we hear more.