During the conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, AMD showed its side because it showed a beautiful rendering of a game console that, although it claims to be an Xbox Series X, is not actually an Xbox SeriesX. I don’t know about Microsoft’s upcoming game console, and AMD’s small mistakes did raise more questions than answers.
The material is from an AMD keynote showing a 360 image of the Series X, including the back. So far we haven’t seen the back of the console, so the lens naturally attracted some attention. The HDMI port, USB-C port, and Ethernet port are allegedly shown on the back of the console-maybe, not earth-shattering news, but it is undoubtedly interesting for us trying to determine which of the two consoles to buy.
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Otherwise, it should actually look like a console. The footage is not actually from the X series of pictures, but rather a rendering from a site called TurboSquid. This is not to say that the finished console may not look similar-the ports are actually very similar to the ports on the back of the Xbox One-but Microsoft confirmed in a statement that the renderer cannot accurately represent the SeriesX.
Between this and the tedious PS5 logo (also known as the place where Sony developers turned in their assignments at 11:59 PM), CES’s gaming business is not a good start. To be fair, the latter is not CES’s fault, but it still is.
It really highlights the gap in our understanding of the X-Series. We don’t actually know what kind of port this child will have. I don’t believe it will have an Ethernet port, but it can provide both HDMI and USB. Now, I really hope that Microsoft will not wait too long to reveal the actual back end of the new console.
As for what we know the console will have, Xbox head Phil Spencer seems to reveal the console’s CPU in his new Twitter photo. Considering the “8K” printed on this heavy bronze beast, I think we can safely assume that Phil wants us to know how the X-series games perform. (Seriously, Halo Infinite had better burn my face.)
I’m not sure why the CPU is still labeled “Scarlett Project” unless the process is done early in the process. Anyway, I ask to see more of the X series-the actual X series.