For clarity, I want to compare the leaked Lockhart specs with the Xbox One X, not the upcoming Series X.
Quote from VGChartz:
Sources have told The Verge a special Lockhart mode is available in the Xbox Series X developer kits, which have been codenamed Dante. Lockhart mode features the performance that Microsoft wants to hit with its second console. The specs for Lockhart includes a 4 teraflop GPU, slightly underclocked CPU, and 7.5 GB of RAM.The Xbox Series X boasts a 12 teraflop GPU and 13.5 GB of RAM.
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Below are my personal thoughts and how I see it. Xbox One X is a great piece of hardware but hamstrung by an archaic CPU architecture, old feature set and probably expensive to produce. What would MS do, if they wanted to replace it with a relatively cheap machine, same performance levels but a better feature set, which is also fully compatible with the next gen? Lockhart is the answer. Now let's just compare, piece by piece...
4 TF Navi is roughly on par with 6 TF Polaris .
Last edited by freedquaker - on 27 June 2020
Somewhat underclocked Zen 2 CPU is superior to Jaguar cores
7.5 GB of faster usable RAM is roughly on par with 9-10 GB of RAM (out of 12).
Possibly cheaper SSD (compared to Series X) is far superior to the HD in XBX
Lockhart will be fully compatible with all XB1 games, and other previous games in the compatibility list. One caveat though, whether Lockhart can fully take advantage of XBX optimised games is unknown. I am pretty sure that it can play all 4K titles in 1440p but whether it can handle them all in 4K is to be seen.
Overall, lockhart is definitely superior in terms of CPU and Disk; however, RAM and GPU power might vary depending on the game and scenario, even though I expect them to be roughly on par (and not a deal breaker in any way). Overall, Lockhart sounds like a great replacement for XBX, basically a cheaper and fully nextgen compatible XBX replacement.
Regional Analysis (only MS and Sony Consoles)
Europe => XB1 : 23-24 % vs PS4 : 76-77%
N. America => XB1 : 49-52% vs PS4 : 48-51%
Global => XB1 : 32-34% vs PS4 : 66-68%