720 is expected to perform better than the Wii U
Rumor has it that Microsoft’s next generation Xbox (or the 720) will be capable of six times more processing power than the 360, and will be released sometime in October or November of next year, according to reports from IGN.
Sources told the site that mass production of the console’s GPU will ramp up sometime in late 2012.
Early rumors suggested the GPU would be based on AMD’s 7000 series. However, the latest rumors suggest it is more likely to be comparable to AMD’s Radeon HD 6670, which is part of the 6000 series, and would include support for DirectX11, 3D, 1080P HD output, and multi-display technology.
Additionally, the next Xbox is strongly believed to have six times the raw processing power of the 360, and performance that trumps the Wii U, Nintendo’s forthcoming console, by at least 20 per cent.
This year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is expected to hold some answers on what Microsoft is planning for their next generation of hardware. So be sure to check back for the latest news.