Microsoft is reportedly poised to lastly reveal its cheaper, less-powerful new Xbox in August. The undertaking, codenamed Lockhart, has been detailed in quite a few leaks beforehand, however the newest means that regardless of its missing graphical prowess it isn’t slicing some other corners.

Tom Warren, reporting for The Verge, has revealed that the Xbox Lockhart will function the very same CPU speeds because the far more {powerful} Xbox Series X, based on a doc detailing its specs. This means Lockhart could have a sooner CPU than Sony’s PS5, which tails Microsoft’s consoles by 100 MHz in a best-case situation.

Lockhart will even use the identical SSD and Velocity Architecture for storage, that means video games developed for each it and the Series X could make use of the quicker storage in the identical manner. The largest distinction is graphical energy, with Lockhart reportedly focusing on simply 4 teraflops of GPU efficiency (decrease than the Xbox One X), whereas the Series X targets 12 teraflops. Lockhart will even have much less RAM, with solely 7.5GB useable for video games versus 13.5GB within the Series X.

The purpose, as beforehand reported, is for Lockhart to focus on shoppers in search of next-gen video games at decrease resolutions, specifically 1080p/1440p. This means Microsoft may produce a less expensive console for a wholly completely different viewers, whereas permitting video games to scale graphically between the 2. Combined with xCloud sport streaming, Lockhart may in concept undercut the presumably far more costly Xbox Series X and PS5 considerably.

Microsoft is predicted to host one other Xbox 20/20 stream in July, this time showcasing some first-party titles coming to Xbox Series X. The earlier exhibiting in May highlighted some third-party titles anticipated later this 12 months, however sorely lacked gameplay footage.

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