The Xbox Next, Xbox’s Answer to PS4K, is Coming…

A report published by Eurogamer Italy citing X-Rays as the primary source states that Xbox is working on an upgrade of Xbox One known at the time we’re writing this as the Xbox Next, similar to the rumored upgrade of the PS4, that should be revealed somewhere around E3 and will be more powerful than the PS4K, aka PS4.5.

PS4K is rumored to have:

  • Original CPU 8 Jaguar Cores at 1.6 GHz
  • CPU 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
  • Original PS4 GPU AMD GCN, 18 CUs at 800 MHz
  • Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
  • Original PS4 Memory 8 GB GDDR5, 176 GB/s
  • memory 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s

The console can push the game’s 1080p native to 4K, however, it is unable to provide native 4K. Also, 4K media is supported.

If the Xbox Next is more powerful than the PS4K, it should be easy for it to provide native 4K, no? It’s confusing.

The report says that the Xbox Next is 5-6 times more powerful than PS4K and can do 10 TFLOPS. That’s twice as much raw performance than Nvidia’s $650 GTX 980 Ti and AMD’s Fury X.

I’m skeptical to believe that any of this is possible as a console upgrade to the Xbox One. This type of upgrade seems more in-line with a brand new console entirely. Just based on the rumored specs, Microsoft would have to sell the console for over $1,000, which could very well prove to be brand suicide.

X-rays anonymous source mentions (rough Google translation):

I’ve got to read some slides from Microsoft and AMD about the new Xbox, and it is in effect a new model, not a remake of One. They should announce this year at a separate event from E3 2016, but still a few days before the fair. the announcement will be made this year but the release of the Xbox next is not expected before next spring, to read the roadmap. it will be open to change hardware, I did not understand if via upgrade or if they spoke of changes that will operate on the fly, before the release. it will be extremely powerful from the start, i think 5-6 times PS4 Neo, then something in the order of over 10 TFLOPS or so

I would be shocked if something like this ever releases in the console market.

One thing is for sure, however. As far as names go, “Xbox Next” is a significant upgrade from the endlessly confusing and uninspired “Xbox One.”

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