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Software Giant Microsoft to Launch Mini Xbox for $60

According to the report, the box would be dealing with some navigation around a 3D environment

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FILE - A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Software giant Microsoft could introduce a mini Xbox priced around $60, especially for its Project xCloud, media reported. Microsoft’s project xCloud is a vision for game-streaming technology that was introduced in October last year to complement Microsoft’s console hardware and give gamers more choices in how and where they play.

The tiny box would be designed to make it easier for users to connect their Xbox controller to TVs and offer minimal processing power itself, tech website MSPoweruser reported on Thursday.

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Xbox would be dealing with some navigation around a 3D environment. Wikimedia Commons

According to the report, the box would be dealing with some navigation around a 3D environment. However, it would not deal with rendering, textures and all the other processor-intensive work involved in playing a modern game.

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Hence, it would likely cost only around $60 without a controller. Microsoft has not officially announced anything about the device as yet. Details about other specifications of the device remain unknown. (IANS)

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Microsoft Introduces New Features to Xbox Series X

Microsoft unveils new features for Xbox Series X

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Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU performance. Pixabay

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU performance, which is twice what is available in the Xbox One X and eight times the original Xbox One.

“Xbox Series X delivers a true generational leap in processing and graphics power with cutting edge techniques resulting in higher frame rates, larger, more sophisticated game worlds, and an immersive experience unlike anything seen in console gaming,” The Verge quoted Xbox chief Phil Spencer on Monday.

Overall, the Xbox Series X will come with significant upgrade over the Xbox One X in terms of processing power and will house new features for immersive gaming experience.

The console is designed to be used in both vertical and horizontal orientations and it will deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X will be powered by custom designed AMD CPU based on Zen 2 and Radeon architecture. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Spencer also earlier confirmed the Xbox Series X will be equipped with NVMe solid-state drives which will help decrease load times.

Microsoft Xbox Series X will be powered by custom designed AMD CPU based on Zen 2 and Radeon architecture.

It will also support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate support.

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As per report, Spencer says the Series X is designed for a future in the cloud and it will combine hardware and software to make it as easy as possible to bring great games to both console and elsewhere. (IANS)