"This latest rumour is via BD, who posts regularly on TGFC, which is a Chinese forum. What’s special about him? Well, he is an ex-Ubisoft employee, and claims to know all information about the Xbox 720, including the RAM, and plenty of other stuff.
According to him, the Xbox 720 will have an eight-core CPU, and an 8800 series GPU. This also fits in with our previous report where we mentioned that the Xbox 720 could be running on a AMD HD 8000M graphics card.
It is also said that Microsoft will be using Windows 8 kernel for the system, which is pretty straightforward, as they have been pushing it a lot. He said that it will have 8 GB memory and a 640 GB hard drive."
You know, current PC systems have 8 gig of memory. Memory issues have plagued the systems for the past year plus of the cycle (Skyrim, Fallout games) so I wonder if that is too low. The fact that the guy is a former employe to a major company gives the rumor some credence, though I really expected 16 gig of memory. Gotta keep costs down though. Windows 8 isn't a surprise at all, not for a home console. Windows 7 still much better on a PC.