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Xbox Series X AMD GPU source code stolen and leaked

Xbox Series X AMD GPU source code stolen and leaked

Although some would consider how smartphone ARM processors have become powerful enough to challenge some PC CPUs, discrete graphics cards, especially those powering extra beefy computers, are still out of reach of these mobile computers. As such, it's a very profitable and therefore highly secretive business. So when alleged source code for some of AMD's high-profile graphics processing units (GPUs) leak out, it's no surprise that the company and the Internet are making a big fuss over it.

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PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X before release: So close it’s ridiculous

PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X before release: So close it’s ridiculous

Is the PlayStation 5 more powerful than the Xbox Series X? Will the Xbox Series X out-perform the PlayStation 5? Based on the specs revealed by Sony today and Microsoft last week, the two gaming consoles are more comparable to one-another than the Xbox One and PS4. This shouldn't be a massive shock - we've reached a point of diminishing returns when it comes to graphics performance. Now it's more a matter of data speed.

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6 things we found out about Xbox Series X today

6 things we found out about Xbox Series X today

Today was a big day for Xbox fans, as Microsoft detailed the Xbox Series X in full. A lot of information came down the pipeline at once, painting the most complete picture of the Xbox Series X yet. With the dust settled, here are a few big things we learned about the Xbox Series X today.

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Xbox Series X full specs confirmed: Next-gen speed and storage

Xbox Series X full specs confirmed: Next-gen speed and storage

Microsoft has dropped the full specifications of the Xbox Series X, its next-generation console, and it's shaping up to be a powerhouse machine. "The next major tenet of the Xbox Series X is speed," Microsoft says, but that doesn't mean the company is giving up on compatibility either.

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Xbox Series X and Project xCloud details coming next week

Xbox Series X and Project xCloud details coming next week

The 2020 installment of the Game Developers Conference was slated to kick off this weekend, but at the tail end of the last month, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forced the organizers to postpone the show. This decision came after a number of big names dropped out, with one of the biggest being Microsoft's Game Stack team. At the time it announced that it would be sitting GDC 2020 out, Microsoft said that it would host a series of live streams covering its GDC talks and announcements, and today it released a schedule for those streams.

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Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the Xbox Series X. The blog post Microsoft published discussed a lot of things, from details about the console's CPU and GPU to new information about the SSD and its capabilities. In a follow-up to that post, Xbox's Larry Hyrb has published a new episode of his Major Nelson Podcast in which he interviews Xbox director of product management Jason Ronald.

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Cyberpunk 2077 will be an Xbox Series X Smart Delivery title

Cyberpunk 2077 will be an Xbox Series X Smart Delivery title

Earlier today, Microsoft announced a bunch of new details about Xbox Series X. Microsoft's announcement included information about the console's CPU, GPU, and SSD, but one thing that stuck out was the reveal of a feature named Smart Delivery. With Smart Delivery, those who buy a game that's available on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X will automatically download the proper version for their console, which is certainly handy.

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Xbox Series X specs dump details CPU, SSD and GPU teraflops

Xbox Series X specs dump details CPU, SSD and GPU teraflops

For the past several months, Microsoft and Sony have both been trickle-releasing new information about their upcoming consoles. Today Microsoft got a bit more serious in regards to the Xbox Series X, sharing a bunch of details about the new console. Some of these details we already knew, but others we're learning for the first time today. Collectively, they paint a picture of a pretty powerful console.

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Xbox Series X mystery port just got a little less mysterious

Xbox Series X mystery port just got a little less mysterious

A couple of weeks ago, we saw a pair images of an Xbox Series X prototype leak out. These images showed the front and back of the console, with the back featuring a collection of ports we'd more or less expect from a modern gaming console. However, there was one slot that stuck out like a sore thumb, and at the time of the leak, no one really had a clear idea of what it would be used for.

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Xbox Series X leaked photos are all about ports

Xbox Series X leaked photos are all about ports

Even though the Xbox Series X is still (presumably) most of a year away, we know that prototypes and dev kits are out there. Today, one such prototype surfaced in a pair of leaked images that show off the front and back of the console. That, most importantly, means that we get to see what the port situation is like on this incoming machine.

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Xbox One will live on after Xbox Series X launches

Xbox One will live on after Xbox Series X launches

The beginning of a new console generation is an exciting time, but it can also be a worrying one for owners of current-generation hardware. The temptation for console makers to throw all their weight behind a new machine must be pretty strong, but thankfully, they often keep supporting old-generation hardware for a while after a new console launches. That's particularly true when the old-gen hardware was a popular seller, like the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 2.

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Xbox Series X ports leaked (and not by AMD)

Xbox Series X ports leaked (and not by AMD)

This week AMD's press conference showed an image of what appeared to be the ports on an early version of the Xbox Series X. The video which showed the image was put together by AMD - and the image in question was a pre-made render purchased from TurboSquid, a "3D Models for Professionals" site - you can buy 3D models of just about anything you want there, really. That render was not accurate, but a new bit of insider information from Brad Sams at Thurrott suggests we can get a real idea of what the actual ports may be.

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