The Ultimate Hang Out
You have been successfully logged in.
Log in

I forgot my password

Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 17 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:26 am
Top posting users this month

Latest topics
SwagBucks

latest news !

Go down

latest news !

Post by undisputed on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:25 pm

xbox 720 realese date december 22nd

undisputed
Noob
Noob

Posts : 7
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2013-02-16

Back to top Go down

Re: latest news !

Post by EPC on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:44 am

Find out a little more information about the Xbox 720... Maybe some official information... Tell our members more then the release date. If you post more info in your Topics/Posts you'll have a better chance to win the PSN Card... Good luck

_________________


Clan Member: IBeSmokinCrack
avatar
EPC
Co Admin
Co Admin

Posts : 42
Reputation : 21
Join date : 2013-01-26
Age : 34
Location : No Man's Land Nomad

Back to top Go down

Xbox 720 release date, specs & price rumours

Post by EPC on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:50 am

RELEASE DATE

Spoiler:
With the announcement date now all-but confirmed, a 2013 release date looks likely for the Xbox 720. The current Xbox and the original model both launched in the US in November and based on that alone our money would be on a repeat performance; for those of us in Europe we'd expect a near-simultaneous release.
For most of the English-speaking world then you should have a shiny next-gen console in time for Christmas, presuming of course that Microsoft can manufacture enough to meet demand – and that demand is going to be huge. As for rumours to support this date, well there's nothing particularly persuasive admittedly. But logic and history tells us November this year and we're sticking with that.
Current rumours confirm what we've said and seem to point to the PS4 launching in October, one month ahead of the Xbox 720. The information comes from Colin Sebastian, at Baird Equity Research, who spoke to a lot of companies at CES 2013 involved in games development and distribution. Following the event, Sebastian put together a note for investors, printed on GamesIndustry International, which outlined the company's beliefs on the next-generation consoles.
First up was that Baird also believes Sony and Microsoft to announce and demonstrated their new consoles at the E3 show.
"Given the fragile state of the console game market, we expect the E3 trade show in June will take on added significance, most likely providing the industry with the first public opportunity to examine next-generation hardware", he wrote. He also pegged the Xbox 720 launch for November.

SPEECH RECOGNITION - UPDATED 08/02/2013

The Xbox 360 already supports voice control through the Kinnect accessory, but The Verge has suggested that the Next Xbox will go a step further, adding wake on voice, natural language controls and speech-to-text.

There's also a possibility that the next generation Kinnect sensor will be able to detect the number of people in a room based on voice, and suggest appropriate multiplayer games based on how many are looking to play.
Natural language detection, the feature used by Apple's Siri service to recognise questions, could mean gamers are able to quickly reply to messages over Xbox Live, as well as ask the console to resume playback from a particular point if you were half way through a film.

PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS

As with the PS4, the Xbox 720 looks certain to use AMD graphics hardware. VG247 reports that multiple sources have confirmed to it that the console will use two GPUs in tandem, it goes on to say that these won't be used in the usual 'CrossFire' configuration seen in PCs. We're not sure about all this as complex hardware architectures have been the failing of many consoles in the past, as a simple architecture is easier for developers to get to grips with quickly.
Other rumours have also spoken of dual graphics chips, though these may be referring to a powerful separate GPU and a smaller one integrated into the processor – much like many modern laptops. This would allow for greater power efficiency (and less noise) during media playback, with the main GPU only kicking in for games.
And new console must be capable of producing 1080p and 60fps and handle the processing overheads required for 3D as well. Rumours of a 7000-series AMD GPU would certainly live up to this, and also place the Xbox 720 and PS4 on a very close footing in terms of graphical oomph, something that publishers and developers will appreciate.
It seems likely now that the production name for the new chip is Oban. Original rumours had this being developed by IBM, using PowerPC cores, but it now seems as though AMD has stepped in and will be using x86 architecture. Sebastien has also stated that the Xbox 720 will use x86 hardware.
"Our checks suggest that next-generation console hardware will be largely built from 'off the shelf' high-end PC components", he wrote.
Using off-the-shelf components should help increase output and keep the cost down. Sebastian also believes that by using standard PC architecture, Microsoft will cut down the learning curve for software developers, allowing games to be released faster. He also pointed out that for Microsoft, it should allow better integration with Windows 8.
Indeed, Microsoft has already confirmed its integration plans for PC, tablets and games consoles with Microsoft Play. Designed to extend the appeal of Xbox Live Arcade titles, Microsoft Play provides - as this demo shows - currently lets you access the games on Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. This multi-format support will naturally extend to the Xbox 720 when it finally launches later this year.
What we do know is that if a new console is due to be launched this year, then Microsoft would have needed to confirm the final silicon production wafers for the console by December 31st 2012. According to a report by SemiAccurate, that deadline was fixed if the company was to make its deadlines work for this year.


PRICING

It's very hard to put a price on a console as the manufacturers often sell them at a loss, especially to early adopters, in order to get the ball rolling. The Xbox 720 has been rumoured as having a $299 price, but that sounds too low to us and we'd expect it to cost around £299. Of course the final price will be affected by the completion, when and for how much the PS4 launches will be a key factor in Microsoft's thinking on this.
With recent information arriving that both consoles will ship for $400 (around £250 excluding taxes), our initial guess of £299 seems to be spot on for the time being.

** But Always Remember, Playstation Is Better lol **


Last edited by Admin on Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:33 am; edited 5 times in total (Reason for editing : Colour of Topic Points)

_________________


Clan Member: IBeSmokinCrack
avatar
EPC
Co Admin
Co Admin

Posts : 42
Reputation : 21
Join date : 2013-01-26
Age : 34
Location : No Man's Land Nomad

Back to top Go down

Re: latest news !

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum