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Rumour: next gen Xbox "Durango" CPU detailed

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New hardware will bring "a host of modern micro-architectural performance features"

VGleaks - one of the more respectable next gen hardware rumour-mongers - has posted what it claims is an in-depth account of the next generation Xbox's CPU. I'm going to put hand on heart and say that I understand not a single word of it.... read more

Rumour: next gen Xbox "Durango" CPU detailed

Postby msbhvn » 28 Feb 2013, 11:56

Current consoles have multi-core CPUs but not enough RAM to get the full benefit. It's also taken a long time for human beings, who generally only consciously do one thing at once, to figure out how to program massively parallel applications.

The byte-swapping thing might hint at some form of backwards compatibility with the 360, as the PowerPC architecture in the 360 stores bytes one way, while the x86/x64 architecture stores them the other way around. This is called Big-Endian or Little-Endian, referencing Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, where two countries were at war over which end of a boiled egg they cut.
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby OXM ETboy » 28 Feb 2013, 12:13

Ah, Swift references! Now I'm in the clear. So you're saying there are lots of tiny men inside making all the graphics happen, right?
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby squirrelofDoom » 28 Feb 2013, 13:29

Mmmmm... banana.
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby Bezza89 » 28 Feb 2013, 15:37

Maybe you've got a little Endian, mine is a big one!

I understood that it's a CPU, but can't comprehend 'Durango', think you misspelt gertrude.
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby Sandbwoy » 28 Feb 2013, 23:39

I for one can't wait until this becomes clearer. I've found myself blinded by jargon once again.
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby Windowlicker79 » 01 Mar 2013, 03:11

Sandbwoy wrote:I for one can't wait until this becomes clearer. I've found myself blinded by jargon once again.

Indeed. Its all nonsense to me. Give it to me retro style. How many "bits" does it have?
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby KernowDevil23 » 01 Mar 2013, 12:51

I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks all this jargon boils down to is "better grafffixx".......
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby CunningSmile » 01 Mar 2013, 12:57

KernowDevil23 wrote:I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks all this jargon boils down to is "better grafffixx".......


:lol: Definately not the only one. I'm starting to wonder if it's even that meaningful or if they just write down random numbers.
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby FishyGinger » 01 Mar 2013, 13:10

Ram is the important one, should mean we can get bigger worlds with less stutter/pop up, doesn't it? All these teraflops confuse me.
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby CunningSmile » 01 Mar 2013, 14:09

FishyGinger wrote:Ram is the important one, should mean we can get bigger worlds with less stutter/pop up, doesn't it? All these teraflops confuse me.


Isn't a teraflop what happens when I fat guy goes off the high diving board at the swimming pool?
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby FishyGinger » 01 Mar 2013, 14:18

CunningSmile wrote:
FishyGinger wrote:Ram is the important one, should mean we can get bigger worlds with less stutter/pop up, doesn't it? All these teraflops confuse me.


Isn't a teraflop what happens when I fat guy goes off the high diving board at the swimming pool?


Dunno, I usually run when people scream tsunami...
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Re: Rumour: next gen Xbox

Postby KernowDevil23 » 01 Mar 2013, 14:42

I thought a teraflop was an abbreviation of terrible flop, which is what happens when I attempt to have sexy time when I'm drunk!

Overshare? :lol:
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