The next Xbox will feature an 8-core, 1.6 GHz., x64 CPU, a Blu-ray player, and an 800 MHz. GPU,...

The next Xbox will feature an 8-core, 1.6 GHz., x64 CPU, a Blu-ray player, and an 800 MHz. GPU, according to a spec sheet posted by VGleaks. The CPU and GPU suppliers aren't disclosed, but past rumors have indicated AMD is supplying the GPU, and either AMD or IBM is providing the CPU - the use of an x64 chip would suggest AMD. Meanwhile, hopes are up the next Xbox will support Microsoft's (MSFT) Illumiroom tech, which projects images onto the space surrounding a TV screen while a game is played.

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  • wigit5
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    AMD? boooo
    22 Jan 2013, 02:40 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Nice, low ASP business. This will not save AMD, but it is one of the kinds of things that AMD needs to pursue to actually turn it around.


    Consoles = good start, but we need a lot more to see a true turnaround in the fundamentals.
    22 Jan 2013, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • Larry Smith
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    AMD is not good news, hopefully the Xbox does not melt down like the original version did. Although MSFT did stand behind the product, replacing my sons for free.
    22 Jan 2013, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    I never experienced the meltdowns that happened did they ever figure that issue out?
    22 Jan 2013, 02:58 PM Reply Like
  • pman6
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    Either yours was a fluke, and they forgot to put thermal paste on it, or your kids blocked the ventilation holes.
    22 Jan 2013, 03:26 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    pman6 a lot of people had issues with their early Xbox's so I doubt what he is referencing was a 'fluke'.


    Honestly I'd like to punch whoever designed the 360 could they make a console any bigger and bulkier... I hope the 720 or w/e they call it is slimmed down and puts out less heat...
    22 Jan 2013, 03:30 PM Reply Like
  • Tokamak
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    The melt downs were due to two reasons. 1) thermal paste not applied correctly if at all, 2) crappy brackets holding heatsinks on chips. Not to mention some of the chips had thermal profiles that exceeded design specs.


    Can't argue with the entertainment value however.
    22 Jan 2013, 03:37 PM Reply Like
  • AbundantCores
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    The CPU in the 360 was not AMD anyway! it was IBM.


    The part that was AMD (the GPU) was faultless.


    The CPU needs to be AMD as it is actually faster than IBM's for the job that it needs to do, having said that the fact that it is A, an 8 core and B, 64Bit (AMD IP) suggests that this is a variant of AMD's Piledriver FX-8 chips.
    23 Jan 2013, 05:28 AM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Having x86 makes it also more developer friendly, and games will be a bit easier to port for PCs and vice versa.
    23 Jan 2013, 09:03 AM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    I bought one of the first Playstation 3s when XBOX was going into melt down. And I can still shoot down German fighters like ducks in a barrel.


    Wasted the money buying the extended warrantee. Could have gotten an extra game or two instead.


    22 Jan 2013, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • logistics
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    AMD Processors always get hot, I never had a positive experience with AMD processors on Laptops.
    22 Jan 2013, 10:55 PM Reply Like
  • barcaboyvn
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    PS4 specs leaked as well, both CPU and GPU would be AMD (2 quadcore AMD and 7950 GPU). I guess AMD is turning around, I trust them just like I trusted Nokia 6 months ago
    24 Jan 2013, 08:36 AM Reply Like
  • AbundantCores
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    7950 GPU? are you sure? thats a $300 GPU


    That would be an absolute monster!


    Do you have a link?
    25 Jan 2013, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • Derrick Thomas
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    Why is there not more of a forward looking bullish sentiment on this stock? With the news of AMD providing CPU and GPU for both Sony and Microsoft, new management, cost reductions, new partners and products such as laptop and tablet components with Vizio, etc. this seems like a great ground floor to get in at to lock in future earnings and growth.
    28 Jan 2013, 11:22 AM Reply Like
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