Next Xbox said to house GPU 6x more powerful than current gen

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  1. heartgold
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    The next Xbox will ship to retailers in late October or early November of next year with six times the processing power of the Xbox 360, sources close to the project have told IGN.
    Following initial reports from tech blogs Fudzilla and SemiAccurate, our sources have confirmed that mass production of the system's GPU will indeed begin by the end of 2012 but will not, however, be based on AMD's 7000 series Southern Islands GPU. Instead, the processor will be derived from the 6000 series, which was introduced last year. More specifically, it will be akin to the Radeon HD 6670, which offers support for DirectX11, multidisplay output, 3D and 1080p HD output. The chip currently has a market price of upwards of $79.99.

    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.



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  2. Fishaman P

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    What? They're putting in a CPU capable of computing individual AI for 100 people at the same time, yet they're putting in a GPU that struggles to output DiRT2 at 1080p!?!
     
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  3. soulx

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    I'm actually pretty pleased with this if it turns out to be true. This would mean that the Wii U will be able to get multi-platform games in the next gen as the difference in power isn't that much. Another PS2, Xbox and Gamecube generation would be just fine. I don't know about the PS4, though.

    But for both consoles, that isn't really powerful. I would have expected much better.

    Unless IGN is just spreading bullshit again. This wouldn't be the first time.
     
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    If true, yeah I'm with you and also only 20% better performance over the Wii U!! Now that's shocking.
     
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    ...in a Windows envioriment, which heavily slows down its performance. The same GPU will be performing much better on hardware that was specifically designed for it playing games that were specifically programmed to run using it.

    20% better performance then WiiU? Maybe. But it will be the kind of performance difference you see in benchmarks rather then actual games.

    Also, worst title ever. Please, edit that.
     
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    I can't edit my own threads. :P

    What you said is true as well, isn't it a bit on the low side though for the next x-box? :/
     
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    If IGN says it, I'm not sure to believe it.

    It can be possible since it's entirely optimized for gaming tho.
     
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    If Microsoft placed a more recent GPU in the console, the price would skyrocket to the levels that would not be acceptable by potential buyers. The same issue was discussed on the WiiU thread.
     
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  9. soulx

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    Well they could take a loss at it from the beginning and make a profit later as components become cheaper. It would increase longevity for the console.
     
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    Actually it seems likely: 20% above wii-u (not like many games will actually be able to take the next game consoles to their limit)... don't know about the GPU, kinda feels off.
     
  11. Erdnaxela

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    I don't think it's true but it is what i'm expecting with next gen.
    People can't afford another 500-600$ console, and we already knew that the power leap from this gen to next gen won't be impressive.
    Current game are really looking good actually, so 5-6 times this would give something like Zelda Wii U tech demo.
    Excuse my bad english :P
     
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    if it's true i've been saying it all along next gen consoles won't be much different than they are now
     
  13. soulx

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    No, this is more powerful than current consoles. Just not as more powerful as expected (and rightfully so).
     
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    maybe more power but look at the graphics power their pretty much the same and that won't change.
     
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    I dont trust IGN anyway... I dont think that it is Xbox 3.. aka XBOX 720. Maybe it is next generation XBOX.The 20 percent powerful than Wii U doesnt sound impressive at all. Nice trying and what a showoff, Microsoft. Nah.
     
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    What people fail to realize is that graphics are at a peak right now. Next gen will not be about graphics pushing but about respective experiences represented by the big four (Nintendo, OnLive, Sony, Microsoft).
     
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    so next gen everyone will be at the same lever :O
     
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    I'll laugh if they actually call it 720.
     
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    This means nothing. A game release list would be nice.
     
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    I forgot
    6x that of the 360 =/= the same.
     
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