Xbox Scarlett 8k Resolution Confirmed

August 7, 2019 at 12:56am
By Jason Stettner

With the next generation being set for 2020, there are many questions surrounding what sort of power we’ll be seeing from those consoles. That’s where Xbox Scarlett, Microsoft’s Project for the next generation will shine.

The console is noted as delivering 8k resolution capability and ultra low-latency input. This is brought through a combination of Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture from AMD. Pair that with high bandwidth GDDR6 and the next generation of solid state drive, games will never have been pushed so far.
Xbox Scarlett 8k res
You’ll see hardware accelerated ray tracing and variable refresh rate as being a primary focus. Extra such as Dolby Atmos and HDR will continue to receive support. With the 8k capability, this will field a new level of fidelity, precision and accuracy that’s never before been seen in console game. It is worth noting that this is future proofing what the output could be.

It will take a lot of power to run games at that resolution, whereas 8k media could likely become more available over the coming years during the lifespan of the generation. Things will certainly change, and cloud powered gaming will also be a factor during that generation. You can read our preview of Project xCloud from E3 2019 below, or the Xbox One X hub for coverage of that console.

Read our Project xCloud Preview
View our Xbox One X Hub

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner