What you need to know
- Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards 2019.
- The console launches in Holiday 2020.
- Today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed the console's system on chip.
- It prominently features an "8K" in the corner which reveals the visual target.
Remember when Microsoft revealed the Xbox One X system on chip (SoC) all those years ago? It didn't feature many defining markings, but we did see the 4K — the visual target of the console — in the bottom left corner. Today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed the Xbox Series X SoC.
While in many ways it's similar to the Xbox One X, it features a larger "8K" at the bottom left corner as well as the "Project Scarlett" codename. It's quite a large chip and given the fact that the Xbox Series X is rumored to output around 12 teraflops (tflops) of power, we expected it to be quite hefty.
A lot of leaks have been floating around lately, the most recent of which indicate that the PlayStation 5 is targeting 9.2 tflops. Only time will tell which console comes out on top, but given Microsoft's 12 tflops target, it's definitely going to give the competition a run for its money. As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation from Microsoft or Sony.
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