If the latest rumors flying across the Interweb hold true, Microsoft’s next Xbox console could be really packing a graphical punch, with six times the processing power of the seven-year-old Xbox 360.
The next-gen GPU will originate from 2011′s AMD 6000 series which supports DirectX11, 1080p HD, multi-display output and 3D, IGN reports, quoting sources close to the development of the next console.
The CPU will be a PowerPC processor, combined with an ATI Southern Islands GPU, commonly referred to as the “Radeon 6000 Card Series”. This is a US$80 graphics processor with a standard memory size of 3GB (on the standalone cards). Mass production of its GPU will begin at the end of 2012, IGN says, with a full-console launch scheduled in October or November 2013.
No details were given on a possible CPU the console would ship with, but if true, the report would mean that the next Xbox’s theoretical power is unlikely to outstrip the gaming PCs of today.
Only time will tell what the Xbox 720 has in store for us. Sure sounds exciting, though.
Source – IGN
Via – JOYSTIQ