Power your dreams!
Well, there are plenty of memes already doing the rounds on social media, mainly in regards to its monolithic identity, of which some are pretty funny. But let’s be frank – what Microsoft unveiled at the game awards is a power-house of a machine and makes the mind boggle at what kind of visuals we will get to experience in 2021.
Although there have been no concrete prices released, we can safely assume it’s going to take a chunk of money to obtain one. We don’t even know for sure if the “series” moniker means that there could be a range of Xbox’s all in different power/price ranges, but that’s something we will learn of as we get closer to the Holiday 2020 release date.
As for what’s inside the new Xbox Series X (Sex Box), it actually looks just like a fairly powerful PC. It’s using a customised Zen 2 CPU and GPU from familiar console partner AMD and freeing up the load-times bottleneck by finally dispensing with cheaper, slower, mechanical hard drives and getting onboard the SSD train; most likely using some form of M.2 NVMe SSD slapped onto the motherboard in a single or dual setup. How much space we get to have on these consoles is also hotly anticipated, as SSD’s aren’t cheap and more than 1TB is hiking the cost of the console straight away.
The marketing war between Microsoft and Sony will kick into full swing in the coming months in a bid to get early adopters hooked in on a platform. And so far, the new Xbox is firing on all cylinders. Promising backwards compatibility again, and pushing 4k 60fps, even 120fps on some games, with the hint of 8k gaming following along when 8k televisions become more mainstream.
Additionally, the new Series X will feature Microsoft’s patented Variable Rate Shading (VRS) technology, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) capabilities to boost graphics and also improve network latency response times. How much… we will have to wait and see, but it’s not going to be long before we have a specs sheet in our hands to mull over the technical details.