Anonymous sources confided to IGN that the graphics chip of Microsoft's Xbox 720 console will be six times as powerful as the current generation. The site heard the next-gen Xbox is slated for Fall 2013, and that the GPU will be based on AMD's Radeon HD 6000 series.
More specifically, the chip is said to be similar to the Radeon HD 6670, which seems a little hard to believe considering this is a low-end chip that sells for as little as $70.
In real terms, the Xbox 720's raw graphics processing power is expected to be six times that of the Xbox 360 and will yield 20-percent greater performance than Nintendo's forthcoming console, the Wii U.
Developers are likely to receive development kits based on the system's final configuration in August. Projected pricing for the console was not provided.