No that image isn't of a real Xbox 720, no matter how much we might want it to be a real thing. Instead, what we have been getting is a whole bunch of rumors about the specs for both it and Sony's PlayStation 4. Even though we have no official word on what these specs might be, we have a whole bunch of new rumors hitting the web today.
There is a lot of anticipation amongst gamers that 2013 will be the year when we finally get some sort of official word from both Sony and Microsoft about what their next-gen consoles are going to be like. In the meantime, we have to deal with rumors about what kind of specs are coming our way, much like the ones coming from Eurogamer's Digital Foundry today.
First up, the PS4—codenamed Orbis—is supposedly going to be sporting an 8 core processor that will be clocked at 1.6GHz. Rumored to be built around AMD's Jaguar architecture, the Radeon HD graphics chip is reportedly a notch above previously mentioned chips.
When it comes to RAM memory, the PS4 may come with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM; but as with everything else, this is speculation that will only get cleared up possibly at this year's E3 event.
Unlike Sony, there is no rumor as to when Microsoft will be announcing the next-generation Xbox, but we hear that it is currently codenamed internally as “Durango." Similar to the PS4, the Durango will be coming with an 8 core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, and uses AMD's Jaguar architecture. However, Microsoft's console will come with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, a healthy portion compared to the PS4’s allotted RAM serving. So far we don't have any solid word on what the graphics chip will be like other than it is supposedly on par, if not better, than the PS4.
Regardless of when we get the official specs, it is believed that both consoles will go on sale by November of this year.
via Redmond Pie