how long is that 2 years meant to last?, where did MS say that it would Defo be 2 years from the release of XSX?
Man if MS can release Lockhart playing 3rd party games looking as good to the average person as PS5 games while being priced @€199-249.
I can see it selling like hot cakes. Like sony guys here a banging on about the average gamer doesnt care about GFX being a few res higher etc
Things like DLSS can take 540P images and make them look 1080P, and 720P images and make them 1440P.
So if the average gamer can play the next GTA, Fifa, CoD etc Looking close to their PS5 and XBSX versions only in a lower res and the console is priced cheap i can see MS's strategy now its clear as day.
We don't know exactly how long. But since he asked about true new exclusives then it won't have on the first year at least.
Do you think with 1/3 of the power it will be as good as PS5?
You are putting to much faith on DLSS, even more when it won't be available on AMD chips.
My understanding is that Microsoft and AMD have been working together on their own version of Nvidia's DLSS that combines AMD RDNA 2 tech with Microsoft's DirectML Machine Learning tech.
"But it doesn't end there. AMD and Microsoft also seem to be targeting Nvidia's DLSS technology with RDNA 2 and the Xbox Series X. If you're not familiar with DLSS, or deep learning super sampling, it's a technology that uses dedicated hardware on Turing graphics cards to upscale images through AI.
Nvidia graphics cards have dedicated Tensor cores that handle this, but AMD is taking another approach. Instead, AMD will be relying on the raw throughput of the GPU, and executing the machine learning workloads through 8- and 4-bit integer operations – much lower precision than the 32-bit operations that are typically used in graphics workloads. This should result in a huge amount of power for this up-scaling without sacrificing too much."
From this article: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/xbox-series-x-specs
"While DirectML hasn't been confirmed as a next-generation console feature, you can be sure that Microsoft has been considering the option heavily. Work on DirectML has been happening, at least publically, for as long as DXR has, making it likely that AMD is working on hardware DirectML support for its next-generation graphics cards.
Microsoft has already showcased the potential of machine learning in gaming applications, with the image below showcasing what happens when Machine Learning is used to upscale an image to four times its original resolution (basically from 1080p to 4K) to generate a sharper final image and reduced aliasing. The image below is a comparison between ML Super Sampling and bilinear upsampling.
This technique has also been showcased during one of Microsoft's SIGGRAPH 2018 tech talks. This talk, which is entitled "Deep Learning for Real-Time Rendering: Accelerating GPU Inferencing with DirectML and DirectX 12" showcases Nvidia hardware upscaling Playground Games' Forza Horizon 3 from 1080p to 4K using DirectML in real-time. DirectML has the potential to improve the graphical fidelity of future console and PC games."
From this article: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/software/microsoft_s_directml_is_the_next-generation_game-changer_that_nobody_s_talking_about/1
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