Next Xbox “Six Times More Powerful” While Still Saving Microsoft Money

Katie Horstman
Guest Writer
 
January 25th, 2012

 

Reports have come in saying the next Xbox will be six times better in the graphics department than the 360. The GPU is to be of the same family of AMD’s 6000 series and most close to the Radeon HD 6670. The 6670 isn’t a bad card, but it is a budget card. The feedback from Newegg say it’s a great card, but the reoccurring theme was you pay for what you get — gaming on a budget.

The card itself costs $79.99, but I’ve seen a few rebates that make the card about $50. Microsoft will have their card mass produced and will buy it at a cost of, well, buying a shit ton in bulk. Consumers will likely be paying the $80, with no hopes of a mail-in rebate. Sure, the card will be able to handle DirectX 11, 3D, 1080p and multiple displays and it’s already 20% more powerful than the WiiU; but that’s not really a surprise.

Currently the discs capacity is about 8 gigabytes. More power allows better graphics, better graphics ultimately means more disc space is required. Hopefully the next Xbox also comes with a built-in 6 disc-changer.

 

Original Image Source: Vernacular
Sources: Edge Online, IGN

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Katie has always had a connection to games and was able to make Super Mario Bros. a motion game before Nintendo even thought of the Wii. She has a serious addiction; an illness if you may, of loving ridiculous games. She has been through an extensive digital rehabilitation, but we fear her addiction is surfacing again.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Dalton/100000725649703 Tim Dalton

    what i read else where said the same about the graphics but it also said there will be no disc drive only a large hard drive and required internet connection. I dont know if its true but it does sound like something Microsoft would do. The graphics would be the last thing i would worry about honestly with the current systems we already have amazing eye melting graphics.With a Microsoft syatem i would worry about mking sure that it isnt a turd like the 360 at launch. 

    • http://www.mashthosebuttons.com/ Katie Horstman

      Cloud gaming wouldn’t necessarily be a bad idea.. but that sounds like it’s just the really bad always-on DRM. But a report like that make senses since some of the other reports were that it could use Blu-Ray discs and block used games. Which hopefully more solid specs will come out by E3. Regarding the Nextbox being a turd at launch, my bet’s on a huge day-one patch – but they won’t push back the release because of the competition.