Next Xbox GPU to be as powerful as HD6670
Six times more powerful than current gen, but is it enough to be next-gen?
According to a source close to IGN, the next Xbox will feature a GPU that will be similar to the AMD HD6670 graphics card.
The HD6670 is currently available from $79.99 and upwards, and is among the lower-end graphics card in the market. The source claims the GPU production will begin by the end of the 2012, while the actual system will ship to retailers by October or November of 2013.
While the GPU will indeed be six times more powerful than the Xbox 360, and will also offer DirectX 11 support, it will not be enough to realize the ‘next-gen visual fidelity’ that we all are hoping the new cycle of consoles will bring. The HD6670 is roughly 150% slower than the GTX580 from Nvidia, the same graphics card that Epic Games said will need three of to power its Unreal Engine 3.975.