Gears 5 developer says Xbox Scarlett has dedicated ray tracing cores

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Scarlett reportedly has dedicated ray tracing cores.

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I've been expecting the flagship next-gen Xbox to be a beefier console than the PlayStation 5, but according to the latest on Xbox Scarlett it'll do one better -- it'll have dedicated ray tracing cores.

Gears 5 developer says Xbox Scarlett has dedicated ray tracing cores |

The news is coming directly from an interview between Gears 5 developer The Coalition, and GameSpot which interviewed technical art director Colin Penty about what's next for the Gears franchise. He talked about exciting new hardware the team will get to play with, especially the grunt under the hood of Scarlett.

Penty said: "We don't have anything to announce right now in terms of Gears with the new hardware--but I'm definitely super excited about what the new hardware could do. Having dedicated ray tracing cores is huge".

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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