The last couple years, rumors about the new generation of consoles have been commonplace, but this time around, we have some facts. Fudzilla, a quality, reliable tech blog, mentioned how some of the architecture of the Xbox 720 console was already in production. That’s right, the first real competitor for Nintendo’s Wii U is gonna be a reality before the end of 2013, around November. The juiciest bit, though, is that the eventual Xbox 720 will boost the 360’s power 6 times, according to IGN.
The console architecture won’t be based, as rumored, on the AMD 7000 series Southern Islands GPU. The processor will, instead, draw its architecture from the 6000 series, from last year, and will be similar to the Radeon HD 6670. This means specifically support for DirectX11, multidisplay output, 3D and 1080p HD output. The chip costs, at the moment $79.99 USD.
Now, keep in mind that, while this information is more specific and detailed than it’s ever been, Microsoft hasn’t issued any official word about this, and these specs are subject to changes. But from what we have now, it can be inferred that the Xbox 720 (as it’s called by fans, this is not an official name) raw graphic power will exceed that of the Wii U by 20%. Developers should get kits with the final specs around august this year.