Leaked information about the weaker model of the new Xbox

Leaked information about the weaker model of the new Xbox


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Before the world got to know the Xbox Series X, the console functioned in the media under the name Project Scarlett. But this term was not defined as specific equipment, but for a whole new generation. Rumors said that it was to include two devices: Anaconda and Lockhart.

At the end of 2019, Microsoft broke the silence and revealed its new toy in all its splendor during The Game Awards. We learned both the appearance of the console, its technical specifications and potential possibilities. It did not take long to see the light of day to see the material crediting earlier rumors about two models operating as part of the Scarlett Project. On March 17, Tom Warren posted on his Twitter a picture of the Series X motherboard on which we can see a graphical representation of the anaconda:

Unfortunately, so far Microsoft has not dispelled the doubts surrounding the alleged Lockhart model, although the network is full of leaks about the alleged possibilities of this equipment. It was said that it would be a cheaper console, tailored to play in 1080p or 1440p resolution. However, there was no confirmation of these guesses.

Until June 24, fragments of Microsoft documents in the name Lockhart appear on the TitleOS twitter account:

The Verge journalists have reached well-informed people who say that the developer version of the Xbox Series X console has Lockhart mode. It is designed to test the smoothness of games on equipment with a weaker processor, 7.5 GB of RAM and a graphics card with 4 teraflop performance. For comparison, it’s worth mentioning that the Series X offers 13.5 GB of RAM and a graphics card with a performance of 12 teraflops. It is said that this weaker equipment will be sold under the name Xbox Series S.

Of course, we can’t be sure that the documents published on Twitter are real. However, many informants say that Lockhart exists even though Microsoft has not yet officially confirmed the existence of this console. Therefore, we have nothing to do but wait patiently. Perhaps even before the market premiere, the US will reveal all the cards and show off the second console from the Xbox Series line.