Xbox 720 specs rumour suggests a giant 16-core CPU

Huge processor hinted at in dev models in preparation for Kinect 2?

Xbox 720 specs have seemingly leaked online with the next-generation console tipped to boast a huge CPU in order to cope with more advanced peripherals

New Xbox 720 rumours have surfaced once again suggesting the next-generation Microsoft console will land in the lead up to the 2013 Christmas period with a huge 16-core CPU.

According to Xbox World this specs claim is based on the Project Durango developer kits that have been sent out, essentially pre-launch hardware for the upcoming console.

Featuring such an advanced processor would make the console cutting edge and would also enable it to better track players when using peripherals such as the Kinect.

Set to take gaming to the next level, the Xbox 720 release has long been a thing of rumour and speculation with “multiple sources” now suggesting the 360 replacement will land next year boasting two graphics processing units to offer unrivalled image quality and true to life graphics.

Originally believed to be heading for an E3 2012 unveiling, Microsoft recently confirmed this would not be the case with an official spokesperson for the company stating: "While we appreciate all the interest in our long-range plans for the future, we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.”

Xbox 720 Rumours

Previously tipped to land boasting a processor six times faster than its predecessor, with the next-gen console to hit stores with a price point considerably lower than previous console introductions, new Xbox 720 have suggested the console will see Microsoft licence Sony’s Blu-ray technology to offer HD video playback.

With one of the console’s four to six processors being dedicated to the claimed in-built Kinect unit Microsoft looks set to take motion gaming to the next level with always on internet and AMD 7000 style processors making the 720 a true next-generation console.

What would you like to see Microsoft incorporate within its next-generation Xbox 720 console? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via: CVG