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The rumour has it that Microsoft will be releasing two different Xbox gaming consoles this generation, the one we have seen at least a bit of details about, called Anaconda and a second lower spec’d one called Lockhart. Lockhart will be aimed at those who are happy gaming at 1080p or 1440p and as such should be a bit less expensive than the flagship model.
Game developers are not going to be very interested in publishing multiple versions of their games to be able to run on both models of Xboxen and to solve that problem there will be separate modes you can choose from. According to the leak the Dante devkit will allow designers to test their game’s performance on hardware which includes 7.5GB of usable RAM, a CPU with a lower clock speed, and a GPU which offers about 4 teraflops. That GPU performance is significantly lower than it’s big brother which offers 12 teraflops and will obviously be using a different GPU, likely also from AMD.
The cut in performance should be accompanied with a cut in price and may appeal to those who like to occasionally fire up a console to game on, but not often enough to want to pay the price associated with the flagship model. Check out more about the leak over at The Verge.
Microsoft has been planning a second, cheaper and less power next-gen Xbox console. Codenamed Lockhart, it's designed to take most of the key next-gen improvements found in the Xbox Series X and provide them at a lower price point for gaming at 1080p or 1440p.