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Rumor | Xbox Series S console to come with just 4 teraflops of GPU performance but will only cost US$300

Microsoft might be preparing to unveil the Lockhart/Xbox Series S console. (Image source: YouTube/MSReview)
Microsoft might be preparing to unveil the Lockhart/Xbox Series S console. (Image source: YouTube/MSReview)
A wealth of information about the supposed Xbox Series S console, also known as Lockhart, has been published by a Chinese website. According to the site’s sources, the upcoming next-gen console will be the base model as opposed to the high-end Xbox Series X and its 12 TFLOPS. However, although the rumored cost of US$300 is promising, the 4 TFLOPS of compute performance is seemingly low.

The Chinese tech site MyDrivers has published an article concerning numerous rumors about the Xbox Series S console. We have reported about this still unconfirmed device before, when a possible APU for the machine was spotted on 3DMark. It has been suggested that the Xbox Series S or Lockhart will be revealed soon, and it is expected the console will be targeted at those who want to enjoy next-gen console technology but have a more restrictive budget.

The cost of the Xbox Series S has been reported as US$300, and for the money gamers will receive a console that doesn’t have an optical drive - similar to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. What it does have, apparently, is 16 GB RAM (12 GB for the GPU and 4 GB for the OS), possibly the 4 GHz AMD Ryzen APU mentioned above, and GPU compute performance of 4 TFLOPS.

With the knowledge that the Xbox Series X console can boast of a mighty 12 TFLOPS, there might be some wondering what attraction there is to an Xbox Series S that can only manage 4 TFLOPS, especially as the older Xbox One X can cough up 6 TFLOPS. But MyDrivers opines that due to AMD’s advanced RDNA technology the Lockhart console will actually produce a better gaming performance than its predecessor, which was based on GCN 4 architecture. So the lower teraflop figure shouldn’t be of concern to those who may be tempted into a purchase of the Xbox Series S – if Microsoft actually ends up confirming its existence.

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MyDrivers (in Chinese)

MSPoweruser

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03- 7 (Update: 2020-03- 8)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.