Xbox Series X chip revealed, features '8K' target

Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X (Image credit: Microsoft)

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.



Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.