Microsoft may still be making good money with Xbox 360 sales, but the next generation of console is already being developed with a launch said to be at the end of the year, probably around October or November. It should be around six times as powerful as the current model and is said to feature AMD HD6000 graphics inside.
IGN have had a source ‘close to the project’ and they say that it will be using the HD6670 with full support for Direct X 11, 3D and 1080p HD output, and even multidisplay capabilities.
The Radeon HD6670 costs around £60 in the United Kingdom and while it is considered a very mainstream solution in the PC sector, it is six times as powerful as the graphics in the Xbox 360, and is 20% faster than the upcoming Wii U console.
Developers will be receiving their development kit for the Xbox 720 in August. Cost of the console has yet to be decided, but there is a specific threshold they need to achieve to ensure high mass market sales.
Kitguru says: 6670 powered? We will have to wait and see.