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Xbox 720 images revealed from Epic Games

What do you think about this images?
What do you think about this images?

Xbox 720 has seen lots of reports and information leaked, but no hard images for games the system will be receiving, until recently that is.

According to a report from DSOGaming yesterday, some new images have been revealed from Epic Games and the recent Helmet Tech demo.

You can check out the pictures in the lists above or below. The pictures do a great job of showing off the capabilities the Unreal Engine 4 will have on systems like the Xbox 720.

Some recent spec reports for the Xbox 720 have put the Xbox 720's specs with a DDR3 memory set-up that the Xbox 720 will allegedly have, is going to be slower than that of the PlayStation 4.

Microsoft looks like it will be implementing an offshoot of eDRAM tech that is integrated with the graphics core, which offsets the bandwidth problems that takes place when using the DDR3.

The amount of RAM the Xbox 720 uses seems to be the real advantage that the system will hold over the PlayStation 4. The Xbox 720 will sport 8GB of RAM, with 3GB of it going to the operating system.

The Xbox 720's CPU will also be high as Microsoft seems to be wanting to run two separate apps at the same time a gamer is in the middle of a gameplay session.

The report says that because of all of this, the Orbis may be more powerful and provide a better gaming experience because most of the PlayStation 4's processing power is going toward the gaming experience, not apps or peripheral functions.

Xbox 720 specs reported
Xbox 720 specs reported

Xbox 720 specs reported

Xbox 720 is said to be featuring an eight-core CPU from AMD that will be running at the speed of 1.6GHz, much like its foe from Sony will be featuring.

These cores are made for the beginning laptop and tablet device and are part of AMD's new PC tech called "Jaguar."

The first PC Jaguar CPUs were suppose to be in a quad-core setup; however, for the Xbox 720, it looks like the next-generation console will be doubling that.

The CPU setup is connected with the 8GB of DDR3 memory, which essentially makes it work with the 32MB of what has been called "ESRAM" (fast working RAM connected to the GPU).

The two setups of memory work parallel to each other, and the allegation of the system's bandwidth, 170GB/s throughput, seems to be a likely outcome.

In addition, the set-up from with this system's RAM is that the ESRAM is not structured like the Xbox 360, instead, it is connected with the northbridge (the interconnect between all major internal components), so it can provide access to additional components along with the graphics core.

Also, the Kinect looks to have its own input, which could help get rid of some problems that arose with the Xbox 360's version.

The suggestion of an input basically means the Kinect will be a separate device and will not be part of the Xbox 720 in its structure.

A large hard drive has been named, much like other reports, with the system featuring about 500GB minimum. It will also allegedly have a 6x Blu-Ray disc drive, which supports up to 50GB dual-layer discs. Rumors of no optical drives are pretty crushed.

Xbox 720 vs. PS4: Microsoft speaks
Xbox 720 vs. PS4: Microsoft speaks

Xbox 720 vs. PS4: Microsoft speaks

Microsoft executive Jon Grimes said that what Sony announces will be "important for the industry," but people will be unsure of what it is.

"Whatever gets announced on February 20, the majority of UK consumers won’t know.

"Our job is not to get lost in the industry chatter, but to ensure that the consumers going into stores, going online, still experience Xbox.

"The announcement is important for the industry, but it is also important to remember who is buying right now," Grimes said.

Grimes then talked about what has gotten the gaming industry thus far and what it will need to continue.

"What has got us to where we are today is not going to be what gets us through the next ten years.

"Now we’ve also got to start from scratch when thinking about the future. Driving creativity, whether around marketing, retail or new business models, is key for us," Grimes said.

Xbox 720: What Ubisoft is expecting
Xbox 720: What Ubisoft is expecting

Xbox 720: What Ubisoft is expecting

Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot discussed what he is expecting to see from the next Playstation and Xbox, as well as how Ubisoft will go after those systems when they debut.

"With next gen consoles, it's going toward bigger games, and yes, we will make less of them. I think what happens this time will be like what happened in the past. Generally, next generation consoles pick up what's interesting in the world around them.

"They look at what the PC experiences are, what the mobile experiences are, they look at the social elements and then manufacturers come up with a unit that you can put in front of the TV but that takes advantage of all the innovations that have happened since the last generation, and at a price that is accessible.

"So for sure, the machines will be more powerful, but we can expect this generation, because they took quite a long time, to actually come with something really new, really interesting that will boost the market enormously," Guillemot said.


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