Rumour – Next Xbox has six times the power of Xbox 360

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

As if one Xbox 720 tech rumour weren’t enough for the day, here’s another.

In reaction to an earlier report that the next Microsoft console is in development, IGN cited anonymous sources “close to the project” for word that components will go into mass production this year.

The source agreed the core will be based on an AMD GPU, but nominated the 6000 series – specifically, the Radeon HD 6670 – and not Southern Islands 7000 series.

“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,” the site reports.

Thanks, Engadget.