Microsoft is reportedly poised to finally reveal its cheaper, less-powerful new Xbox in August. The project, codenamed Lockhart, has been detailed in numerous leaks previously, but the latest suggests that despite its lacking graphical prowess it’s not cutting any other corners.
Tom Warren, reporting for The Verge, has revealed that the Xbox Lockhart will feature the exact same CPU speeds as the much more powerful Xbox Series X, according to a document detailing its specifications. This means Lockhart will have a faster CPU than Sony’s PS5, which tails Microsoft’s consoles by 100 MHz in a best-case scenario.
Lockhart will also use the same SSD and Velocity Architecture for storage, meaning games developed for both it and the Series X can make use of the speedier storage in the same way. The biggest difference is graphical power, with Lockhart reportedly targeting just 4 teraflops of GPU performance (lower than the Xbox One X), while the Series X targets 12 teraflops. Lockhart will also have less RAM, with only 7.5GB useable for games as opposed to 13.5GB in the Series X.