Rumor: Next Xbox to have 1.6Ghz CPU?
Marcan, the hacker who brought us what could be the Wii U’s CPU clock speed is now saying that he has heard from his sources that the next Xbox system’s CPU will be clocked at 1.6Ghz.
He doesn’t reveal his source, just says this:
If you want more evidence that MHz isn’t everything, a little birdie points out that Durango (Xbox 720) is specc’ed to have a 1.6GHz CPU.
Food for thought. (And don’t bother asking me who that little birdie is.)
I’m not sure if Marcan’s source is accurate but I wouldn’t be surprised if it came true nonetheless. CPU’s of next-gen consoles don’t need to be anywhere near 3.2Ghz to put out better results than 360/PS3. Things don’t improve based on how much you up the clock speed.
I’ve always thought it was pretty odd that our current gen consoles had CPUs north of 3Ghz but a small amount of RAM.
Even if Marcan doesn’t really know anything, and he could since he’s such a big figure in the Wii hacking community, I’m pretty sure he could end up being right in the end.