Xbox 720 Will Be 'Six Times More Powerful' Than 360

By Alastair Stevenson on January 25, 2012, 7:59AM EST

Fanning the flames of consumer speculation, a fresh rumour has emerged suggesting Microsoft's next-generation Xbox will be six times more powerful than the 360.

According to a report from IGN, a "Sources close to the project" revealed the news, confirming the - currently fictional - device's GPU will be based on MD's 6000 series. Specifically the site reported that the next-generation console would use the Radeon HD 6670 and that the processor will support DirectX11, 3D and 1080p HD output - in layman's terms meaning it will be insanely powerful.

Not letting a lack of official information get in the way, IGN went on to suggest that the new Xbox will be launching sometime in late 2013. The new rumour follows a previous "leak" from 2011 where Official Xbox Magazine reported that a friend of a friend, of a friend of AMD's director of ISV relationships Neal Robison had confirmed that Microsoft's mysterious new Xbox console would be capable of graphics on-a-par with most current CGI movies.

The report suggested Robison had gone so far as to say that the console would be able to match the visuals seen in James Cameron's Avatar motion picture - don't get your hopes up none of this has been confirmed by Microsoft.

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