It has been previously reported that Microsoft will adopt a dual-shot strategy on the new xbox, specifically, a cheaper version to win more users, so what does the cheapest new Xbox look like? According to the latestmedia reports, Microsoft is preparing another new machine, “Xbox Series S”, the internal code name “Lockhart.”
It was mentioned in the report that “Lockhart” would adopt the Zen-Navi architecture, GPU floating-point performance 4TFLOPS. Although this number is lower than the Xbox One X, the actual game performance is higher than the Xbox One thanks to the RDNA architecture.
The entry in “Lockhart” (digital version without optical drive) costs $300 (about $2,080). The 4GHz Ryzen APU, which was unveiled last year, or used on the Xbox Series S, matches 16GB of RAM, with 12GB allocated to graphics cards and 4GB to the OS tier.
At present, the performance of the Xbox Series X, it has been very clear that it is to carry a customized 56 sets of CU Navi architecture GPU, the main frequency of 1700MHz, considering that the Navi 10 on the market up to only 40 sets of CU, this custom card should be able to be for the Xbox Series X delivers fairly strong GPU performance, which is presumably not far from the RTX 2080 Ti.
In addition, the Xbox Series X will be equipped with a dedicated audio chip to help audio designers. Daniele Galante, senior sound designer at Ninja Theory, confirmed that the new Xbox Series X has a dedicated audio chip that will provide sound developers with all the features they need, without having to compete with programmers and artists for memory and CPU performance.