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Xbox series x specs amd next gen

Microsoft recently gave us a better understanding of the specifications of their new Xbox Series X machines. This is a great opportunity to see how this will reflect AMD's next-generation GPUs.

Although these specs and even the hardware involved will not perfectly match the next release, they do give us a good understanding of the types of performance to expect.

Graphics cards in upcoming next-gen consoles will reportedly hit an impressive 12 teraflops. This is a 2 teraflop increase compared to the power of AMD's current best graphics card, the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Xbox executive Phil Spencer also confirmed that the AMD chip that powers the new console will use AMD's RDNA2 graphics architecture. This architecture will be the successor to the first generation Navi RDNA GPUs and can be found in the current Radeon RX 5500 XT, RX 5600 XT and RX 5700 XT series.

Now that we have seen some specifications of the upcoming Xbox Series X, we can start to make some assumptions about the future of AMD Radeon graphics cards.

The high focus on real-time ray tracing may be the main content of the upcoming card. So far, Nvidia has taken the lead with its RTX 20 series graphics cards, and it’s good news that AMD fans will have the opportunity to experience it.

Variable Speed Coloring is another upcoming feature that can help you achieve outstanding performance during gaming. This feature has little effect on the quality of the game, but will allow the GPU to color only "where it is needed." This variable speed shader has appeared on the latest GeForce GPUs and has recently been included in DirectX.

DirectX ray tracing is another feature that seems increasingly possible. Now that it has been confirmed that the latest Xbox console uses this, the new graphics card seems to follow suit.

Finally, it seems that the new Radeon graphics cards will be configured to jump to HDMI 2.1 instead of sticking to HDMI 2.0b as seen on the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Now that we have made these announcements, it seems we will have to wait for the game to see what AMD can do. We may be lucky and see some leaks ahead of time, but for now, it is always good news when we see performance improvements, especially for the next generation of consoles.

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