It’s not uncommon to hear about a console maker announcing a refresh of one of their products. In 2011, it was Nintendo that garnered the majority of the headlines with rumors about a potentially new console coming from them.
This year, the focus seems to be squarely on Microsoft and many are wondering what’s going to happen with their Xbox console. Well, the latest reports indicate that Redmond is actively developing their next generation console which will debut next year. The new device will of course feature improved hardware specs that will give the device a significant boost over the Xbox 360. In fact, it is estimated that the 2013 model will have six times the processing power of the current model. The unit will also come standard with a Radeon HD 6670 which means that out of the box, the console will handle 1080p high definition video, multidisplay output, DirectX11 and 3D graphics.
With new devices, comparisons are sure to come. Last year, Nintendo came out with their Wii U at the Electronics Entertainment Expo. Compared to this device, the new Microsoft console will provide 20% better performance.
Although we know that the new device will debut next year, there are no clear indications regarding price or actual launch date.