Rumor: Next Xbox Uses Radeon 6670 GPU Variant

It’s cheap and it’s more powerful than the current Xenos, so why not? Of course, that’s not exactly saying much as the Xenos is well over 6 years old, but a budget approach would certainly reduce costs for Microsoft’s next system as the cards are currently selling for $70 to $100 and has roughly the same performance as a GTS 450.

Naturally, those who are itching for a peak at AMD’s cutting-edge chips would be disappointed if the rumors hold true, but it would also allow profitability (and possibly, sooner price cuts) as compared to the approach of the Xbox 360 launch where it sold at a $126 loss for each console.

The actual launch date, according to IGN, will be 4th quarter 2013, around October and November.