The good folks over at Microsoft have their eye on the future of gaming. Today they return with a first look at the Xbox Series X Gaming Console. Originally dubbed Project Scarlett, the device serves as Microsoft’s next-generation flagship console.
The console itself features a rectangular cabinet design with an understated approach. It’s designed to work both vertically and horizontally while being just as wide as one controller. It’s roughly three controllers tall, though it’s what’s inside that really matters. The PC-based architecture boasts a custom CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA tech. It features 12 teraflops of processing power, support for 8K gaming, HDMI 2.1, variable refresh rates up to 120 fps, and so much more.
The console even includes hardware-accelerated raytraced graphics in Direct X and variable rate shading. SSD storage will speed up load times, while the controller has been slightly tweaked as well. It now features a new Share button and compatibility with both prior-gen consoles and Windows 10 PCs. The Xbox Series X is expected to launch just in time for the 2020 holiday season, and it’s sure to be a hot commodity.
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