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.