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VersusEvil said:
I currently have 2 codes, 14 days Gold, 14 days Gamepass if anybody is interested just @Me.

Just got my Elite Series 2 controller :feelsgoodface:

Thank You



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orichalcos said:
"Microsoft is gearing up to reveal Xbox "Scarlett" in full in the near future"

Very near future. :)

https://www.resetera.com/goto/post?id=27208190

Oh shit.



The highest priced model, Anaconda, would be coming at $499, the same price Xbox One X launched in 2017.

There's also a Pastebin leak from November: https://pastebin.com/fZLiyLQU

"Anaconda targets were boosted from 10TF to 12TF in late 2018. Third party developers only have the outdated specs as of the time this Pastebin was written."

Tom Warren was saying he'd reveal the reason why Microsoft are behind in dev-kits, perhaps this is it?



Anaconda gonna be a beast.



"Wheel me out to the curb for garbage day"

Sounds good. I just hope the 4TF is enough for Lockhart. CPU sounds awesome though. That alone will remove a huge bottleneck.



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Barozi said:
Sounds good. I just hope the 4TF is enough for Lockhart. CPU sounds awesome though. That alone will remove a huge bottleneck.

On the new architecture it will be well more capable than the current X is and with the Zen2 and a SSD it will be a decent machine the big question for me is price as I think it has to hit $299 at the very highest compared to a $499 Anaconda.

Matt from NPD has been quite vocal for some time now about how good he thinks the 2 sku approach is.



Based on Current Leaks, Would You Buy Lockhart?

Yes 1 7.69%
 
No 12 92.31%
 
Total: 13


So if MS is planning to take the lid off Scarlett "very soon," I suppose that means we have another event to look forward to between now and E3. Presumably within the first 3 months or so of the new year, unless we're really pushing the definition of very soon.



I'm even more doubtful that 4 tflop on Lockhart will be enough now that we know Anaconda is 12 tflop. 1/3rd the GPU power trying to output almost half the pixel count (1440p). If devs ignore 1440p and aim for 1080p it should work, but even then I am a bit skeptical, would be so much safer to aim for 6 tflop on the GPU.

But I am impressed by what a monster Anaconda seems to be. AMD hasn't even released a 12 tflop Navi for PC yet, the highest end PC Navi has about 10 tflop currently, the closest thing in performance to this monster going into the Anaconda is the 14 tflop Radeon 7, which is GCN based, not Navi. On top of that we have a 4-5x increase in CPU power, and an NVMe SSD is massively faster than the slow as Methuselah 5200 RPM hardrives from this gen. I'm so glad that we are getting well balanced systems next gen; this gen was poorly balanced, heavy on the GPU and weak everywhere else. The large CPU improvement should allow large improvements in physics effects and AI (while also helping to hit locked framerates on all games), while the SSD will not only allow way faster load times, it will also allow improvements in texture loading distances and get rid of the loading based framerate hitches that were common in many games this gen; it can even be used for extra RAM if need be, storing things that don't need faster RAM, freeing up the actual RAM for the things that do need faster GDDR6 RAM.

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Angelus said:
So if MS is planning to take the lid off Scarlett "very soon," I suppose that means we have another event to look forward to between now and E3. Presumably within the first 3 months or so of the new year, unless we're really pushing the definition of very soon.

Hopefully they have a Q1 reveal event planned. Rumor is Sony is unveling the PS5 in February, the same month when they unveiled the PS4 back in 2013. Hopefully MS isn't dumb enough to repeat the mistake they made back then, where they didn't reveal XB1 until May, 3 months after PS4, allowing Sony to have 3 months where they were only next-gen system on people's mind. The idea of buying a PS4 had already ingrained itself in many a head during those 3 months. But that was just the first of many mistakes MS made with XB1 and it's reveal.