Next Xbox To Feature Ray Tracing, 1TB NVMe SSD Storage; DevKit To Release After GDC 2019 – Rumor

Francesco De Meo

With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One having been released over 5 years ago, there's no doubt that the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft will be released in the near future. We still don't know much about either of them, but something new on the next Xbox may have revealed today.

In the past few days, a rumor regarding the next Xbox console and Microsoft's plans for the next console generation started circulating online. Earlier today, a verified ResetEra forums member called hmqq talked about the rumor, confirming that some of the things revealed in the earlier rumor are true. Among them are Ray Tracing and storage, as well as some of the revealed specs.

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About the reddit leak.

The hardware is partially true
Storage is true
Raytracing is true
Lockhart is not Streaming box
Xbox SoC codename is Anubis, check AMD's plan
MS AI is not a part of the hardware, in other words, never heard of TPU or ASIC like it
How to implement Raytracing? See GDC 2019
Why they make a decision like Lockhart? See GDC 2019
Why there still no DevKit? After GDC 2019

The rumored specs for the next Xbox console, codenamed Anubis, are:

CPU: Custom 8 cores / 16 Threads Zen 2 CPU

GPU: Custom NAVI @12+ teraflops

Memory: 16GB GDDR6

Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD @ 1+GB/s

DirectX Raytracing + MS AI

While the ResetEra user's identity has been verified by the administration, we still have to take everything with a grain of salt until official confirmation comes in. With GDC 2019 being held in late March, it won't take much longer for more information regarding the next Xbox console to emerge online. We will keep you updated on the matter as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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