Software giant Microsoft has revealed the first details of its next-generation Xbox. Most of the rumours about the upcoming gaming console said that Microsoft is planning to launch two new devices in 2020. While one of the two upcoming consoles is said to be the equivalent of the Xbox One X that is currently available in the market, the other one will be the Xbox One S. Now, we are finally getting some information about the next high-end console in the Xbox series, which has been codenamed as Project Scarlett.
The company says that the console comes with a custom-designed processor that is based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. The company has also promised that its new console will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. It will come with GDDR6 RAM that is claimed to “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”
The newly-announced Project Scarlett console will have support for 8K gaming, up to 120fps framerates, variable refresh rate and ray tracing. The company has also said that it is using an SSD on the console. Speaking about Project Scarlett, an Xbox spokesperson said, “We’ve created a new generation of SSDs. We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM.” We should mention that Microsoft says that this is supposed to boost the performance of the device by 40x as compared to the current generation of the gaming console. In simpler words, games will load a lot faster than they do on the current version.
Sony has also promised that the PS5 gaming console with come with support of up to 8K graphics, 3D audio and SSD storage. The console is also said to have backward compatibility with the titles that are currently available on the PlayStation 4. The upcoming PlayStation 5 will also be powered by an eight-core CPU that will be based on AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen line. The console will come with a GPU that has support for ray-tracing graphics. Sony has also started teasing 4K graphics coupled with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
It is also worth mentioning that Halo Infinite is also getting launched along with Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Xbox console. With this, the company has set the stage for the next generation of console gaming. The software giant has not disclosed what exactly the Project Scarlett looks like and we should also mention that its unveiling is a lot similar to what the company did to Project Scorpio, which was eventually launched as Xbox One X.
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