Xbox Series X’s chip is a ‘Made in Malaysia’ product

  • Video games
  • Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020

Evans showing the processor for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, which is made in Malaysia. — Twitter/@austinnotduncan

Microsoft’s next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, caused the term "Made in Malaysia" to trend on Twitter after its processor was revealed to be made in the country.

Technology YouTuber Austin Evans tweeted an image of him holding the chip with the Xbox logo and the words Series X and Project Scarlett.On the chip, it is also stated that it was made in Malaysia and diffused in Taiwan.

Following the tweet, “Made In Malaysia” became one of the top trending topics on Malaysian Twitter.

According to the Xbox team, the custom designed processor is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a 12 TFLOPS RDNA 2-class GPU.

Tech website Windows Central expounds on it further, saying "the Zen 2 family touts improved performance and efficiency, with Xbox Series X poised to deliver four times the CPU power of Xbox One X".

The new hardware reportedly enables the console to run 4K definition games at up to 60 fps (frames per second), and promises support for up to 120 fps.

The console also includes support for DirectX Raytracing technology, which promises more realistic looking graphics, especially for lighting effects and textures.

The Series X console originally went by the name “Project Scarlett” when it was first introduced at Electronic Entertainment Expo last year.

A full list of the console's specs is available here.

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