Source: Next Xbox due in October 2013
posted on 01.24.12 at 06:21 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Six times the power of Xbox 360.

The rumors continue. The next Xbox will hit shelves in late October or early November next year with six times the processing power of Xbox 360, if IGN sources “close to the project” are to be believed.

The new console will feature an AMD 6000 series GPU akin to the Radeon HD 6670, with DirectX11, multidisplay output, 3D, and 1080p HD output. The GPU alone costs $79.99.

The console is said to feature performance 20 percent greater than that of Nintendo’s Wii U.

Developers will likely receive development kits based on the system’s final specifications in August.

As always, take this all with a grain of salt. But the timing sounds about right, when lined up against past rumors.

  • thunderbear

    If true that’s a really disappointing GPU for a console launching next year… Despite that, maximizing a game for a fixed platform with a HD6000 series GPU and, hopefully, 1.5-2gb of ram you should see games that look much better than anything out today (PC or not PC as you can’t desigh/make a game for a game that only runs on that level of GPU/CPU)). I am still hoping for a 7000 series (with some added bonuses like what the Xbox360 had when it launched)…

    Despite the current trend that I blame Nintendo for (of lowballing GPU specs, 3ds graphics disgust me in this day and age), I hope Sony makes a powerhouse of a Playstation with the PS4.

    • Sal Romano

      @thunderbear: Well, there was a rumor in PSM that said PS4 specs were greater than that of the Next Xbox. Of course, though, it’s just a rumor.

      • http://www.gamesreflexoes.blogspot.com mateuspradosousa

        @Sal Romano: I’m TIRED of rumors about new Xbox and PS4, I want enjoy the present not the future

    • rockman29

      @thunderbear: A 6670 would be a horrible disappointment for a new console…

  • Kougeru

    “The console is said to feature performance 20 percent greater than that of Nintendo’s Wii U.” Considering even the Wii U specs are not final…I’d take this statement alone with about half a grain of salt. Even then..20% isn’t much at all..the games will look about the same but obviously perform better with the extra 20%. I wouldnt upgrade a video card for “20%” performance that’s for sure. Especially not waiting a full year for it lol. In regards to the video card…this just shows how far back console really are. That video card could barely run BC2 on high settings…with a good system it most people have trouble with it running medium in BF3. so when it comes out, the new XBOX will be around as powerful as a computer running BF3 on medium..two years prior. Seems like even the next gen consoles are gonna hold devs back from their true potential with these out-dated specs.I really hope it’s gonna be a lot stronger than these rumors claim.

  • captainhowdy

    I was hoping the next Xbox will be this year. Next year doesn’t seem bad though.

  • Devoted

    I find it doubtful that a console launching late next year will have a 6-series AMD GPU since those were launched recently, so I’ll take that part with double the salt. I *hope* it’s a series 7 by then.

    Multidisplay seems interesting, although I’m not sure how many people will actually use it. Maybe with smaller multi-monitor setups instead of a bigger monitor/tv?

    1080p output seems great, *if* the games are natively 1080p and not upscaled…

    Finally, late 2013 seems “late”, I was expecting microsoft to launch the console this holiday season, but maybe they have enough games in the pipe to warrant another year of sales

    • Devoted

      @Devoted: I meant:

      “I find it doubtful that a console launching late next year will have a 6-series AMD GPU since those were launched awhile ago, and series 7 will launch at retail soon, so I’ll take that part with double the salt. I *hope* it’s a series 8 or 9 by then.”

      ;)

  • Zero

    Blah blah blah, will it have any games I want to play? That’s what matters to me.

    New hardware is great and all, but if the software lineup sucks then why bother?

    • TercaLumireis

      @Zero: If you want to play Halo then yeah lol

  • hush404

    Ehhh Rumors made me mad. I thought the last rumor we had packed in an HD7000 series GPU?

  • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

    More rumors fueling the flame. I thought it was coming next. There is to many red flags.

  • InternatlGamer3

    I heard that according to source the PS4 will be developer friendly unlike how PS2/PS3 weren’t as much.Idk why but I have a gut feeling the XBOX 720 will have a bad launch. The PS4 Will have a successful launch rivaling the PS2.