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Microsoft maakt specificaties van Xbox Series X bekend: o.a. 12 teraflops

Jan Johan Beldrok 24/02/2020 0 Tweet Het Like/Deel Het

maar Waar PlayStation deze dagen vooral in het nieuws komt omdat ze evenementen afzeggen door het Corona virus, daar scoort Microsoft headlines met de precieze specificaties van de Xbox Series X. Ze dropten ze namelijk vandaag zo maar eventjes middels een persbericht en een artikel op hun site. Niks events dus, geen streams, gewoon een droog artikeltje. Dat is natuurlijk niet bepaald fancy, maar wie weet past dat ook wel beter bij het onderwerp. Specs zijn allesbehalve sexy. Wat die specs teweeg brengen daarentegen wel.

Xbox: ‘What You Can Expect From the Next Generation of Gaming’

Onder de kop ‘What You Can Expect From the Next Generation of Gaming’ verscheen de tekst vanmiddag op de website. De Xbox Series X moet de snelste en meest krachtige console ooit van Microsoft worden. Het top-of-the-line systeem binnen de Xbox-familie. Hieronder de belangrijkste onderdelen:

De belangrijkste specs op een rijtje

  • Next Generation Custom Processor: ‘Xbox Series X is our most powerful console ever powered by our custom designed processor leveraging AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. Delivering four times the processing power of an Xbox One and enabling developers to leverage 12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance. That’s twice that of an Xbox One X and more than eight times the original Xbox One. Xbox Series X delivers a true generational leap in processing and graphics power with cutting edge techniques resulting in higher framerates, larger, more sophisticated game worlds, and an immersive experience unlike anything seen in console gaming.’
  • Variable Rate Shading (VRS): Our patented form of VRS empowers developers to more efficiently utilize the full power of the Xbox Series X. Rather than spending GPU cycles uniformly to every single pixel on the screen, they can prioritize individual effects on specific game characters or important environmental objects. This technique results in more stable frame rates and higher resolution, with no impact on the final image quality.
  • Hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing: You can expect more dynamic and realistic environments powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing – a first for console gaming. This means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real time as you explore the game world. Immersion in an instant

En nog een lading specificaties

  • SSD Storage: With our next-generation SSD, nearly every aspect of playing games is improved. Game worlds are larger, more dynamic and load in a flash and fast travel is just that – fast.
  • Quick Resume: The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens.
  • Dynamic Latency Input (DLI): We’re optimizing latency in the player-to-console pipeline starting with our Xbox Wireless Controller, which leverages our high bandwidth, proprietary wireless communication protocol when connected to the console. With Dynamic Latency Input (DLI), a new feature which synchronizes input immediately with what is displayed, controls are even more precise and responsive.
  • HDMI 2.1 Innovation: We’ve partnered with the HDMI forum and TV manufacturers to enable the best gaming experience through features such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). ALLM allows Xbox One and Xbox Series X to automatically set the connected display to its lowest latency mode. VRR synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the game’s frame rate, maintaining smooth visuals without tearing. Ensuring minimal lag and the most responsive gaming experience.
  • 120 fps Support: With support for up to 120 fps, Xbox Series X allows developers to exceed standard 60 fps output in favor of heightened realism or fast-paced action.

Klinkt allemaal geil zeggen we dan maar. Maar Microsoft kijkt niet op een floppertje meer of minder. PlayStation is nu aan zet. Maar dat roepen we nu al een aantal weken. En het blijft stil….

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