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https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-scarlett-anaconda-lockhart-specs

"In the 2019 reveal video, Xbox cloud architect Kareem Choudhry said Scarlett could "eat monsters for breakfast," and indeed, Anaconda looks as though it will be able to. According to several sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, Anaconda is targeting around 12 teraflops (TF) of computing power, compared to the Xbox One X's 6TF, and the Xbox One S's 1.4. Lockhart conversely will sport around 4TF, and according to marketing materials we've seen previously, it is being positioned as the most-affordable entry point to next-gen experiences.

Both Lockhart and Anaconda reportedly sport eight CPU cores targetting around 3.5GHz, with Anaconda reaching a bit higher per core than Lockhart. The relatively modest increase in clock speed over the previous-gen systems may seem mild, but vast improvements to caching, new silicon architecture, and other general bespoke, proprietary optimizations will see Anaconda perform anywhere up to four to five times better than the Xbox One X, if targets are met. We're told that at least Anaconda will guarantee 13GB of RAM for games, with 3GB on the OS a total of 16GB. The X, by comparison, offered a "maximum" of 9GB for games, which often varied based on what the OS was doing. Microsoft also said in its reveal video that the SSD could be used to throw in virtual RAM as necessary. Speaking of which ...

One huge focus area for Lockhart and Anaconda is on NVMe SSD proprietary tech, which dramatically decreases load speeds, nigh-on eliminating loading completely. Games with load times anywhere up to a minute will be reduced to mere seconds as a result of these SSDs, and the inclusion of Project XCloud across all Xbox systems will allow you to start gaming via streaming while waiting for games to download locally. Next-gen is all about saving you time, increasing read speeds by gigabytes per second, while also providing cutting-edge visuals that will elevate games to all new heights."

This article has similar specifications from a leak earlier in the year. https://www.gamepur.com/news/39123-xbox-scarlett-lockhart-anaconda-leak-specs-e3-reveal.html

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Sounds like a monster indeed.
The streaming while installing feature is quite clever.



Although we have a thread discussing this, if you want, I'll let this remain open and let you turn it into The Official Scarlett (including the Lockhart Edition) Speculation Thread if you'd like. That is any and every piece of info regarding the upcoming specs of the Xbox consoles could go in here with discussion.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
Although we have a thread discussing this, if you want, I'll let this remain open and let you turn it into The Official Scarlett (including the Lockhart Edition) Speculation Thread if you'd like. That is any and every piece of info regarding the upcoming specs of the Xbox consoles could go in here with discussion.

I'm down with that.



I hear it runs on unleaded gasoline.



 

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twintail said:
Sounds like a monster indeed.
The streaming while installing feature is quite clever.

That was something Sony announced for the PS4 using Gaikai. It never came about, though, since it became PS Now. Not sure if you can do it if you have a Now sub, though.



thismeintiel said:
twintail said:
Sounds like a monster indeed.
The streaming while installing feature is quite clever.

That was something Sony announced for the PS4 using Gaikai. It never came about, though, since it became PS Now. Not sure if you can do it if you have a Now sub, though.

There must be some bandwidth limiting involved too. Could be a great idea that runs rather poorly otherwise.

The rumours here sound so similar to the PS5. If true, they could have saved money with R&D and just built the same machine.



ironmanDX said:
thismeintiel said:

That was something Sony announced for the PS4 using Gaikai. It never came about, though, since it became PS Now. Not sure if you can do it if you have a Now sub, though.

There must be some bandwidth limiting involved too. Could be a great idea that runs rather poorly otherwise.

The rumours here sound so similar to the PS5. If true, they could have saved money with R&D and just built the same machine.

Phil Spencer at E3 next year - "We're going to launch about 6 months after Sony.  That's so we can wait to see what they launch, copy it, add in something to make ours the most powerful console, and price it $100 lower."

Sounds like a legit winning strategy to me.  



thismeintiel said:
twintail said:
Sounds like a monster indeed.
The streaming while installing feature is quite clever.

That was something Sony announced for the PS4 using Gaikai. It never came about, though, since it became PS Now. Not sure if you can do it if you have a Now sub, though.

When? I remember this:

https://www.theverge.com/2013/2/20/4010466/sony-playstation-4-games-downloadable-play-ps4

which didn’t use Gaikai and was just the “ready to start” feature both consoles have. 

Specs sound glorious. Hope they’re real. And Lockhart won’t hold anything back, will just play Anaconda games at lower resolutions.



One thing off the bat that caught my eye was the "according to several sources".

Just recently Jason Schreier (I believe) said that devs were frustrated about not having dev kits/not knowing Scarlett's specs.
And it just generally seemed like info about the console was hard to come by.

Now all of a sudden several sources are revealing the specs at the same time?

Maybe I'm wrong, but it sounds suspect.
And if I recall correctly, Windows Central have provided inaccurate leaks before.