Media: Xbox Scarlett and Lockhart specifications revealed - 8-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and ultrafast SSD

Mark Zerny in the announcement of the PlayStation 5 for Wired talked about the technical characteristics of the console. If you believe

Phil Spencer, boss of the Xbox division, thenMicrosoft just finished work on the Xbox Scarlet, but did not have time to tell what's inside the console. While gamers were waiting for the official announcement, insiders of Windows Central were less patient and "leaked" part of the characteristics.

What's inside

Sources of the publication confirmed that Microsoftreally preparing two consoles - a powerful Project Scarlett (or Anaconda) and a budget Lockhart. Both consoles will differ in price as well as in specifications. According to rumors, the "weak Xbox" is focused on cloud gaming.

Computing Power Project Scarlettreaches 12 teraflops, and Lockhart - reaches only four. This is a big leap forward, because the power of the Xbox One X is 6 teraflops, and the Xbox One S is 1.4. According to the source, Microsoft relies not only on fast downloads, but also ray tracing. Therefore, even though Lockhart on paper looks weaker than X, it will get features that will bypass the eighth generation of consoles in performance.

Xbox Scarlet (or Anaconda) and Lockhart will receiveocta-core processors with a clock frequency of 3.5 GHz. At the same time, it is reported that in the older model, individual kernels will be more productive. The processor supplier is not called, but it is possible that this year Microsoft and Sony will turn to AMD.

Xbox Scarlet will get 16 GB of RAM, butonly 13 will be left for games. Engineers will allocate the remaining 3 GB for the system. For comparison: the Xbox One X has 12 GB of RAM, of which only 9 are used for games and the amount may vary from the load on the system itself. In addition, the new Xbox will be able to use virtual memory, occupying part of the space on the SSD.

In the new generation, Sony and Microsoft decided to moveon SSDs to reduce boot time and increase overall system performance. Xbox Scarlet and Lockhart will receive NVMe SSDs, which will help reduce boot time to a few seconds. In addition, the introduction of Project XCloud into the system will allow you to start the game through a cloud service, while the entertainment is uploaded to the console.

The source also confirmed the presence of reversecompatibility. Scarlet and Lockhart will be able to run games from the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even the original Xbox. As with the Xbox One X, some games may run at higher frame rates and higher resolutions.

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As for the PlayStation 5, we know thatthe console will receive an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, and AMD Radeon Navi graphics card will be responsible for the graphics. Sony promises support for ray tracing, but fast downloads will be the main feature of the generation. Judging by the latest news, the company plans to use Samsung SSDs. In addition, the PlayStation 5 will receive backward compatibility with the PS4 and support for the VR-headset PlayStation VR.

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