Microsoft reveals details of new 8K Xbox console, releasing 2020

  • Microsoft revealed its upcoming next-generation game console last night at E3, including the hardware specs, release window, and graphical capabilities.

    Most of the major players in global games industry are at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) right now to show off their latest games, tools, and hardware. Tech giant Microsoft took the stage last night at their scheduled conference to deliver a long list of games that will be coming to its platforms, details on the new GamePass subscription service, and some early information on the next Xbox game console.

    The new console hasn't been given its official name yet and is being developed under the working title Project Scarlett. The unit will ship with a custom CPU based on the AMD Zen 2 and the new Radeon RDNA-based GPU architecture, will include fast GDDR6 RAM, and will use a solid state hard disk for rapid loading speed in games.

    Microsoft promises that Project Scarlett will be four times as powerful as its latest console (the Xbox One X) and will support 120 FPS gaming, realtime raytracing technology, variable refresh rate tech, and a native 8K resolution. This is technology that's still in its very earliest stages of adoption as there are very few TVs currently capable of 8K resolution, and that makes sense as the console won't be released until some time in 2020.

    Source: The Verge, Guardian

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