The next Xbox will reportedly have six times more graphical power than the current model, using an AMD 6000-series chipset.

According to sources close to IGN, production of the Radeon HD 6670-like hardware will begin at the end of 2012 with a view to the console’s release in the 2013 holiday period. Developers will be able to access the new hardware in August.

Aside from the 600% power increase, the new chipset allows DirectX11, multidisplay output, 3D and 1080p HD output. Expect Microsoft to try to get us to ignore that the 6000 series is already outdated in the PC market. Still, it’s nice to have a little more proof that there’s a new Xbox coming along soon enough.


  1. my dad would spontaneously combust if i told him this. he’s always going on about computers going out of date do quickly.

    but something being out of date over a year before release? that’s new.

    • This is a $150 card, and it’s a great card at that. Especially for a console.

      Thing logically. It’s the most expensive a consoles card can get, just imagine how expensive it would be if they used a high end card. It’d be much cheaper to build a PC with some of the best cards out there then to buy a console with one of the high end cards.