Xbox 720: 6 Times More Powerful than Current

According to an IGN report, the Xbox 720 will feature a monster AMD Radeon HD 6670, which in and out of itself, is 6 times the graphics power of the AMD chip in today’s Xboxes.

Microsoft’s new Xbox is expected to support the latest graphics, and if the report proves right, the RadeonHD 6670 will be taking the Xbox to greater heights, supporting DirectX 11, multi-display output, 3-D output, and un-scaled, true 1080p output.

Based on the Xbox 720’s new graphics hardware, it is safe to say that next generation Xbox will have 6 times the graphics performance of current Xboxes; Reports also suggest that the next-gen console will beat the new Wii’s graphics by a 22% margin.

Game developers could be the only leaks of new information, since only they alone will be provided with the SDK’s for making Xbox games.

Microsoft blocks any one from purchasing Nvidia

The Software Giant from Redmond has just( some minutes ago) taken steps to block all competitiors from purchasing Nvidia. For those of you who haven’t ever played intese-graphics gaming or high-quality RPGs, you probably have no clue what Nvidia is. In a nutsehll, Nvida is considered the best game graphics manufacturer by most people and enjoys a high place as the best video card a gamer could get. From a tech standpoint Nvidia is the most valuable and important ARM chip for most mobile devices, it powers several smartphones, and mp3 players.

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This could have some very important repercussions: simply put, if somebody wanted to purchase 30% or more of Nvidia’s stock, Microsoft will have the right to approve or even deny the purchase. Hence, Microsoft will probably block most stock inquiries in order to control Nvidia.

header_portable_perfection[1]Microsoft actually has a strong partnership with Nvidia, many of their high-end products, such as the Zune HD, are powered by Nvidia chips.

Bottom line: This move is an extremely smart move on Microsoft’s behalf… they can now control who or who doesn’t buy Nvidia stock. Pretty powerful, if executed correctly. Let’s hope they deny most stock purchases that Redmond’s competitors may want to acquire. If so, Microsoft could be controlling the most powerful graphics chip maker in the world!

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