Microsoft’s “Project Scarlett”, next-generation Xbox for 2020

Today, Microsoft is going to reveal the details about its next-generation Xbox hardware.

Most probably Microsoft would release two new Xbox consoles in 2020, one, a new model Xbox One S and the other will be designed to be the same as the existing “Xbox One X”. More details about the next generation high-end Xbox consoles are coming.

The code-name of this project is called “Project Scarlett”.

Microsoft’s "Project Scarlett" ,next-generation Xbox for 2020 | 8K graphics,ray-tracing and SSD storage

Alongside, Microsoft is introducing an AMD’s Zen 2 custom-designed CPU and Radeon RDNA architecture, and it may be four times more powerful compared to the Xbox One X.  The company is additionally using fast GDDR6 RAM, that it promises, will “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”

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These new consoles will certainly support 8K gaming, ray-tracing, adjustable refresh rate and up to 120fps frame-rate support. Microsoft’s Project Scarlett is also using an SSD. An Xbox spokesperson said in an unveiling video

“We’ve created a new generation of SSDs. We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM,” According to Microsoft, This will boost game performance by 40x than the current Xbox version, which means, games will load much faster.

PlayStation 5Alongside, The Sony is also ensuring the PlayStation 5 (PS5) with up to 8K graphics support, SSD storage, 3D audio, eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line, and will have backward compatibility with recent PlayStation 4.  Sony is also teasing 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate support.


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