News Xbox Series X Pics & SSD Specs Appear: Here's What We Know

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"We can only speculate that the new Xbox will feature HDMI 2.1, because if it doesn't, it won't be able to meet Microsoft's promise of 4K gaming at 60 fps."

Correction: 4K 120fps. Current console and HDMI spec can already do 4k 60.
 
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Seems like Niels B really missed out on the big revelation here:
That power connector is a limiting factor. No more than 250W input, which should mean that it can't use more than about 200W.
Shouldn't be a problem, Zen2 and Navi are both power efficient when you keep the clocks inside the efficient portion of their power curve. Look at the 4800H processor which gives desktop performance at 45w tdp. Or even the 3900x processor on ECO mode which is still a beast at 65w tdp.

I'm just going to go out on a limb and assume that the xbox one X will use an average cpu clock speed around 3.2-3.6ghz and the Navi gpu will be around 1.4-1.7ghz.
 

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Seems like Niels B really missed out on the big revelation here:
That power connector is a limiting factor. No more than 250W input, which should mean that it can't use more than about 200W.
The only issue is that its a prototype. It is not always indicative of the final product. There may be changes made to the final connectors for the retail release.

Or they may have multiple models, this could be a mid range one, that have higher power draws.
 
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Seems like the one big revelation everyone missed is the unlabeled CFX port at the back of the prototype. Note the Phison info-graphic video mentioned that the Phison-E19 controller supports CFX form-factor. Now, obviously we cannot be sure that this will be in the final commercial product but imagine having a hot-swap CFX drive for your games and data where you could carry with you to a friend's 'Series X' and continue right where you left off. All your customizations, gadgets and collection right there with you. That would make for a really good selling point!
 

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imagine having a hot-swap CFX drive for your games and data where you could carry with you to a friend's 'Series X' and continue right where you left off. All your customizations, gadgets and collection right there with you.
Consoles dropped removable memory cards, a while back (can't remember if PS2 had them, but they were gone from PS3; I don't know if any XBox ever had them).

USB sticks were a better solution, but storing that stuff in the cloud is probably best.
 

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Consoles dropped removable memory cards, a while back (can't remember if PS2 had them, but they were gone from PS3; I don't know if any XBox ever had them).

USB sticks were a better solution, but storing that stuff in the cloud is probably best.
PS2 did still have memory cards and the XBox and 360 also had them although the XBox and 360 did have local saves on the hard drive as well.

USB is the better route though. Of course there is the question of support and quality. We buy some cheap 4GB flash drives that have a 98% failure rate within a few months. I tend to buy higher end ones and have USB drives that are well over 5 years old still in working condition.
 
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