In the gaming community, Xbox is a huge name, and it has a very loyal fan base. Everyone knows that Microsoft is working hard on the generation of the console, which is referred to as Xbox Scarlett. It was also reported that Xbox Scarlett is one of the two next-gen consoles that Microsoft is working on which is called as Anaconda which is supposed to be a next-gen budget console that may not feature a disc drive. This means that Scarlett will be the premium powerhouse of Xbox’s next-gen plans.
They said that it includes a custom designed CPU that is based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture. It is also told that it will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X and Microsoft is using fast GDDR6 RAM, that it claims will “usher in resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”
Also, Project Scarlett will be supporting 8K gaming, framerates of up to 120fps, ray-tracing, and variable refresh rate support. The company is using an SSD on Project Scarlett, and an Xbox spokesperson said, “We’ve created a new generation of SSDs. We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM”. According to Microsoft with this, the performance will be boosted by 40x when compared to the current generation, which means games load a lot faster.
On the other hand, Sony promises that same thing that their PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage as well as backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 titles. PS5 will be using an eight-core CPU based that is based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line, and it ships with a GPU which supports ray-tracing graphics. Moreover, Sony is also teasing 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate support.
Halo Infinite will be launching with Project Scarlett, and this console is setting the stage for the next generation of Microsoft’s gaming console, and it will be releasing in the second half of 2020. Microsoft didn’t show us what it exactly looks like, but it is similar to that of Project Scorpio, which ultimately became the Xbox One X. For now, this is all the information we got on Xbox Scarlett for now, and we will most likely see a lot more of it at next year’s E3.