Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,522 Reviews & Articles | 65,874 News Posts

AMD 'Flute': Xbox Scarlett SoC: Zen 2 8C/16T @ 3.2GHz on 7nm

AMD 'Flute' engineering sample turns up, next-gen Xbox SoC takes form

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jul 23, 2019 @ 11:30 CDT

We've already heard a fair amount of rumors and base specs of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5, and it seems now is the time to learn about the new SoC inside of the next-gen Xbox console codenamed Project Scarlett.


A new SoC has turned up in a UserBenchmark sample as the AMD 'Flute' which is based on the Zen 2 architecture with 8C/16T and a low base clock of 1.6GHz and maximum boost of 3.2GHz. It was always expected to see next-gen consoles see their CPU clocks lower than what the PC versions of the Zen 2 processors pack, to keep that all-important TDP down inside of a small console.

AMD will be providing a custom Navi GPU on the Flute SoC, something that is listed as 'NAVI 10LITE' and has turned up previously in AMD's Linux display driver release. We should expect a cut down Navi GPU to once again keep the TDP low, while it should see 16GB of GDDR6 shared memory, as per previous rumors on Scarlett.

Buy at Amazon

Xbox One X 1TB Console - NBA 2K19 Bundle

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
* Prices last scanned on 12/11/2019 at 12:40 am CDT - prices may not be accurate, please click for very latest pricing