The Xbox ‘720’ rumors will not go away it seems and despite the fact that there are no official specifications as of yet for Microsoft’s next Xbox console, we have heard rumors today that the new system will make use of a 6000 series based AMD GPU chipset.
A very interesting article has been published by IGN, who claim that their anonymous sources have informed them that the next Xbox console would be hitting the market in either October or November of 2013 – so no 2012 release according to them.
Other information included in the article reveals that the next console will have ‘six times the processing power’ of the current Xbox 360, but it will be based on an AMD 6000 series chipset, and not a 7000 series chipset as previously speculated. While the idea of playing an Xbox with six times more power than the current console would seem like a mouthwatering prospect to most, some gamers, mostly PC gamers may feel that a 6000 series AMD chipset would still not be worthy for the next generation Xbox.
A specific model has also been attached with the next Xbox, as Microsoft may be using the AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card, which comes with DirectX 11 support, 1080p HD output and 3D support amongst other features. It may be deemed as an ‘old’ graphics card, but it will still provide processing power which is reportedly 20 percent more powerful than the upcoming Nintendo Wii U.
How would you feel if the next Xbox is powered by a 6670 AMD GPU – would you be happy with this or would you prefer to see Microsoft go all out and equip their next Xbox with a high-end graphics card? Don’t forget that this is still a rumor at this point, although IGN seem to be pretty confident based on their article. We would take an Xbox with six times the power anyday though, let’s see this rumor become reality first.
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