The lights are on
[Update] : A new report from Kotaku this morning says industry sources claim the next Xbox will play Blu-ray discs, may not play used games, and will ship with the next iteration of Kinect. Kotaku said Microsoft may implement some sort of anti-used games system for its next console, which could include linking a copy of a game to your Xbox Live account. The reports says right now it's completely hypothetical and is not clear how it may be included, if at all.
One source familiar with Microsoft's plans for the new Xbox said
Microsoft plans to ship their new Xbox with a new version of its red-hot
Kinect hands-free sensor system. The new Kinect would contain an
on-board processor, a feature originally intended for the first Kinect.
That processor would enable a new Kinect to more effectively detect
[Original post] The Internet is swirling with rumors today about the graphics capability of Microsoft's next console.
According to a report from Fudzilla published today, the power behind the next Xbox will be a PowerPC CPU married to a modified ATI Southern Islands 7000 series GPU. The code name for the 32nm chip is Oban, and the report says it's currently in production. The first run of these chips are being made for development kits only.
Fudzilla's report suggests chips for consumer consoles will go into production by the end of the year, suggesting we won't see Microsoft's new console until 2013 at the earliest. Meanwhile, IGN says the GPU will be based on the 6000 series instead, akin to the Radeon HD 6670.
So far, Microsoft isn't commenting on any of the rumors.
[Source: Fudzilla, IGN]
enh at lest i'm gonna get three years out of my 360
Microsoft scared that info came out thats why they didnt comment XD
Even though this is still a long way coming, I'm just glad to hear it will be an actual console and not part of the Cloud.
So the new xbox released in 2013 or whenever will have a mid range graphics card from 2011?
oh boy, we are writing ourselves into a corner...
I have no idea what you just said.
I dunno, but whatever the case may be I will wait until at least the second run to purchase the third iteration of the Xbox. If the launches of the Xbox and the 360 taught me anything it is that Microsoft will throw the system out there and hope it doesn't break too fast.
Ugh...all these guys complaining about it just being a mediocre card...what you expect them to put a $500 card in a $500 console? The card will still be a ton more powerful than the 360's which is all that matters. Now devs don't have to hold back as much. Another thing to consider...your PC runs an OS with multiple programs at once...a console just runs a game with a small OS...that Radeon 6770 will probably perform like a 6850 on a console. Also if it is a customized 7000 series like from Fudzilla it will actually be a very good card. Then the would design the card to only deal with game rendering rather than PC visuals.
I don't know why, I just love new console hardware rumors!
I dont think this new xbox stuff is good...it will just lead to me having to spend more money because eventually all the new games will be on this new xbox.I was bummed enough when the original xbox wasnt in style anymore.
Am i the only one who thinks that Nintendo should have waited to announce their new console alongside Microsoft and Sony? Its just going to be the the Wii all over again, their outdated hardware is going to alienate hardcore gamers just like the Wii did. The only chance they have to really connect with the hardcore crowd is to get their online service on par with Sony and Microsoft and to match their processing power instead of third party makers having to downscale their games to fit Nintendos last generation chipset
2013 sounds good to me.
be waiting for real evidence and proof of next-gen hardware.moving on...
I find it hard to believe that they would be settling for a HD6670. While it looks like 1080P will be the standard for console gaming for at least one more generation, a card that retails today for ~$80 seems a little on the cheap side. Obviously every part of the console adds cost, and with the Xbox's history heat is a major concern. So I can see why a lower power gpu would be considered. Still, in 18 months I don't see a 6670 adding more than $40 to the cost of manufacturing. The biggest concern I have resides with the HDD shortage that we have found ourselves in with no end in sight. A standard 2.5" 500 GB drive will run you $90. That's a big chunk of the parts budget for any console. If Microsoft is smart they'll offer a more flexible way of upgrading storage than what we have today.
Yes! Bring on the next generation!