AMD will get egg on its face throughout its convention on the Client Electronics Present, because it confirmed off a stupendous render of a console that, whereas purporting to be the Xbox Collection X, was not really the Xbox Collection X. There’s a good bit we don’t learn about Microsoft’s upcoming console, and AMD‘s little gaffe does increase extra questions than solutions.
AMD simply gave us a take a look at the rear of the Xbox Collection X. It has ethernet, 2X USB-C and 2X HDMI pic.twitter.com/NV6y40ncGC
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) January 6, 2020
The footage got here from the AMD keynote, which confirmed a 360 picture of the Collection X, together with the again. We’ve not seen the again of the console to date, so naturally the footage attracted some consideration. The again of the alleged console confirmed HDMI ports, USB-C ports, and an Ethernet port — maybe not earth-shattering information, however undoubtedly intriguing to these of us who’re attempting to determine which of the 2 upcoming consoles to purchase.
Or it might have been if that’d really been what the console appeared like. The footage shouldn’t be really from an image of the Collection X, however quite a render from a site called TurboSquid. That’s to not say the completed console won’t look related — the ports really intently resemble these on the again of the Xbox One — however Microsoft confirmed in a statement that the render doesn’t precisely signify the Collection X.
— Brad Sams (@bdsams) January 7, 2020
Between this and the lackluster PS5 emblem reveal (a.okay.a. a Sony developer someplace turned of their homework at 11:59 pm), CES‘s gaming portion isn’t off to a terrific begin. In equity, the latter wasn’t CES‘s fault, however nonetheless.
It does spotlight a spot in our information concerning the Collection X. We don’t really know what sort of ports this child may have. I’m not satisfied it’ll have an ethernet port, however HDMI and USB could be a given. Now I actually hope Microsoft doesn’t wait too lengthy earlier than revealing the precise rear finish of the brand new console.
As for what we all know the console will have, Xbox head Phil Spencer seemingly revealed the console‘s CPU in his new Twitter photograph. Provided that this thick copper beast is emblazoned with “8K,” I feel we will safely assume Phil desires us to understand how good Collection X’s video games are going to look. (Significantly, Halo Infinite had higher scorch my face off.)
I’m undecided why the CPU remains to be labeled “Undertaking Scarlett,” except this one was made pretty early within the course of. Regardless, I demand to see extra of the Collection X — the precise Collection X.