Xbox 720 processor details outed by hacker Marcan

Durango, as they call Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation console, has a 1.6 GHz processor it has been revealed.

There are rumours and from hackers like Hector Martin aka Marcan, who has revealed the processor clock speed of Durango. Now before you go, “But it has not even released it!”, the dev kits are already out there since the system will most probably come out next year.

Marcan says that clock speeds aren’t everything after the Wii U received backlash over its slow clock speeds, and this could be a move by him to reduce heat on himself as well. However, since he is well reputed in the circles, it will be interesting to see what type of architecture Microsoft went with on the Xbox 720.

The console is slated to be very powerful according to the various rumours that we have heard so far, but since Microsoft is most definitely going with Kinect again, will that be the factor why its specs won’t be as high as you expect a successor to be?

If you want more evidence that MHz isn’t everything, a little birdie points out that Durango (Xbox 720) is specc’ed to have a 1.6GHz CPU. Food for thought. (And don’t bother asking me who that little birdie is.)

Birdie, eh? Looks like it is someone from inside Microsoft or he won’t as confident. However, since this is a rumour, please take it with a grain of salt, since Marcan already got quoted a lot after he revealed Wii U’s processor speed last week.

Whatever it is, Microsoft should make the next-gen Xbox a massive leap over its predecessor.