Rumor: Microsoft to reveal details about new Xbox at CES 2012
Next-gen Xbox may have six cores, 2GB of RAM.
An announcement about the ‘Xbox Next-Gen’ is expected to take place at CES next year, according to French site Xboxygen.
The website is citing a Microsoft insider, who claims the new Xbox may feature a six-core CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a GPU from AMD. Interestingly, the source also claims that the new console has been in the works since 2005 – the same year Microsoft released the Xbox 360.
The new round of rumors is a stark contrast to the ones spread by MS Nerd, who said that Microsoft will in fact use an ARM-based processor which will have one main processor and other assistive cores to perform intensive tasks such as rendering graphics, AI, physics, and even sound and networking.
Xboxygen also said that Microsoft will be keen to display “the new console, and some of its capabilities” more than showing off the software, which is rumored to have a modified Windows 9 OS.
CES 2012 starts from Jan 10-13.