World Exclusive: Xbox One (Durango) unveiled

As we promised during the weekend in the next weeks we will unveil Durango and Orbis. All the technical info you want to know about the next generation machines from Sony and Microsoft.

The first one is Durango. In this article we present the system overview with the general components and some technical details about them.

How are Durango components connected?

Here you can see the Durango system block diagram:

Durango Arquitecture


Let’s check what’s inside the box:


– x64 Architecture

– 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz)

– each CPU thread has its own 32 KB L1 instruction cache and 32 KB L1 data cache

– each module of four CPU cores has a 2 MB L2 cache resulting in a total of 4 MB of L2 cache

– each core has one fully independent hardware thread with no shared execution resources

– each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock


– custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor

– 12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads

– each thread can perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation (MADD) per clock cycle

– at peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second

High-fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present

Storage and Memory:

– 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s)

– 32 MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102 GB/s)

– from the GPU’s perspective the bandwidths of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170 GB/sec.

– Hard drive is always present

– 50 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive


– Gigabit Ethernet

– Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct

Hardware Accelerators:

– Move engines

– Image, video, and audio codecs

– Kinect multichannel echo cancellation (MEC) hardware

– Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption, and hashing


We will give more detailed information about each component in future articles.

Next… Orbis.

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  • Microsoft Programer

    it’s very vague and doubtful that it will include a blue ray player as Sony would be pissed of with Microsoft using their best tech. Sony have always protested that they would sew Microsoft is they ever even touched the blue ray program. Its more likely that it will have a HD DVD drive in the system from Philips. The program lay out is also wrong as the current XBOX 360 S has better programming than what is suggested. The possibility is there that some of the info may be write but most of it is undoubtedly wrong. Sorry to inform you but this is fake. I can confirm this as I work on the soft ware for the XBOX 360 S that is out at current.

    • Andy N

      LOL, you have no clue what you are talking about. The usage of blu-ray has nothing to do with Sony. Anyone can use it that pays for it…Sony does NOT solely own blu-ray tech.

      So stupid.

      • Michael Norris

        I do find it funny that all the MS fanboys that called Blu ray a waste will be using one after all.

        • JayD

          Back then it added a lot $100+ to the console price. Now it is a lot cheaper so it is a no brainer.

    • Bucko

      Surely if you was a “Microsoft PROGRAMMER” you would have a decent enough education to be able to spell PROGRAMMER correctly, and to be able to spell Blu-ray correctly and SOFTWARE is one word not two, I’m not saying this info is correct or fake but I’m pretty sure the majority of your comment is FAKE, Microsoft don’t have a cat in hells chance if all of its PROGRAMMERS are as well educated as you.

    • AC

      Oh my god!! learn to spell and use proper grammar then people might believe you’re a Microsoft programmer…dumbass

    • Benjamin Anson ツ

      Paahahaaha! STFU and GTFO! haha

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  • hahahahahah ^^ ignorant..though the bit about 4k is spot on

  • Benjamin Anson ツ

    Blu-ray isn’t used just for movies. The PlayStation 3 uses Blu-ray for their games, holding up to 128 GB, which is nearly 8 times more than that of DVD, which explains why when BIG games, such as LA Noire, are released, the Xbox version usually has 1-3 disks. MS would be making a big mistake not going with Blu-ray, and quite frankly, I would be very disappointed if they didn’t.

  • Benjamin Anson ツ

    I totally agree, Blu-ray is also holding a whopping 128 GB!

  • Solid Snake

    Just to clarify on amd apu piledriver

    http: // en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Piledriver _ (microarchitecture)

  • bigone

    now that PS4 has been reveled with 8GB ram, and 8 CPU’s and a AMD CPU do you think this is low tech? Oh and by the way programmers are know for bad spelling. Not good spelling, they ‘we’ are not tech writers. After years of typing programming code what do you expect?