An alleged in-depth account of the next generation Xbox's CPU has appeared online, via hardware sleuth VGLeaks.
According to the site, the next-gen Xbox CPU is comprised of two modules, each containing four x64 cores running a single thread at 1.6 GHz.
It explains: "With Durango, a familiar instruction set architecture and high performance silicon mean developers can focus effort on content and features, not micro-optimization.
"The trend towards more parallel power continues in this hardware; so, an effective strategy for multi-core computing is more important than ever."
The next Xbox, codename Durango, is said to utilise a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
According to another Durango report, the new console will utilise 50GB Blu-ray discs and store data on a 500GB HDD.
Last week Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 in New York, which is set to utilise an 8-core x86-64 AMD "Jaguar" CPU, 1.84 TFLOPS AMD GPU and 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.
CVG understands that Microsoft will announce its next-generation Xbox platform at a special one-off event in late April.