Microsoft to open Xbox Series X 8K console by end of year

Over the past few months, Sony and Microsoft have revealed a number of news related to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, such as the two that will formally compete by the end of 2020. For Microsoft, the new console is likely to be officially named Microsoft Xbox (2020). Also at last month’s event, the company also showed off a PC-like real-world shape (at least on the front).

Microsoft to open Xbox Series X 8K console by end of year

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The upright, blocky rectangular chassis is a feature of the Xbox Series X. If the TV cabinet is put down, the horizontal is not impossible.

In terms of performance, the Xbox Series X is expected to be closer to a mid- to high-end gaming PC (or even a slight edge over the Sony PS5), while noise control is excellent.

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Earlier this month, processor maker AMD held a special launch event at CES 2020 to showcase unofficial renderings of the Xbox Series X.

The CPU and GPU provider later said the rendering was based on fan-burst 3D rendering and did not represent Microsoft’s final design.

Microsoft to open Xbox Series X 8K console by end of year

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Us gaming site Thurrot asked AMD for clarification, and some insiders confirmed what the Xbox Series X looked like.

Of course, the specific way of connecting, there is still a possibility of adjustment. Two USB Type A SuperSpeed, an Ethernet, an HDMI, optical audio, and a power connector are known so far.

Microsoft to open Xbox Series X 8K console by end of year

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Most of the ports are located below the back of the body, complemented by a heat sink (also a large breather at the top). There is an accessible USB Type-A connector in the lower right corner of the front right of the body, instead of the latest USB-C.

On visual spars, Dutch technology blogger LetsGoDigital, in collaboration with Italian designer Snoreyn Spinelli, has created a new batch of renderings based on known information.

Microsoft to open Xbox Series X 8K console by end of year

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Earlier today, LetsGoDigital released two images of the Xbox Series X prototype. Some details are already slightly different than renderings, such as the power port being placed in the lower right corner.

While showing off the new console, Microsoft also unveiled the new Xbox wireless gamepad during the event, which shows it is using a circular D-pad. Of course, it can also be used with the Elite Series 2, which was launched last year (with the addition of a screenshot sharing button).

Microsoft to open Xbox Series X 8K console by end of year

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Finally, the Xbox 2020 model will offer at least four generations of compatibility, meaning players can play old games on the new console platform. As the first 8K game console, it also supports 4K-60fps games, as well as real-time ray tracing.

The machine has an AMD custom Zen2 CPU, complemented by the GDDR6 memory Ofdeon Navi GPU (12 T-Flops), and an SSD similar to the PS5. In terms of gaming, players are expected to experience such masterpieces as Halo: Infinity.