Rumors about Microsoft’s potential Xbox 720 have long been swirling around the Web, though the Redmond-based software giant hasn’t made any concrete announcement about the next version of its popular Xbox 360 game console.
The bevy of rumors suggest that the Xbox 720 come equipped with a revision of AMD’s 7000 series graphics chips based on its 28nm Graphics Core Next Southern Islands technology.
VG274 recently quoted anonymous sources, claiming that the Xbox 720 console’s graphics setup would offer experience “like two PCs taped together”. However, the sources didn’t illustrate what they really meant by taped PCs.
The same sources also claimed that the two GPUs in the much-rumored next-generation Xbox game console are not structured as they are structured in a standard dual PC set-up.
The usual usage of multi-GPU technology is AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering), where each GPU renders a frame in turn. In case the sources meant that is not the case in the next Xbox console then it will be an entire new usage of twin graphics processors.
Microsoft has already ruled out the launch of the next version of Xbox console in the near future, prompting many to expect the Xbox 720’s release sometime in 2014.