Just last month, a Reddit post by verified user untypedhero surfaced, detailing some more specs regarding the upcoming NX. Because of his verified status, most people reading the post were inclined to believe that the information given had some bit of truth.
However, a blog post by the notorious Emily Rogers on her WordPress states differently. Posted just yesterday, Rogers claims that after discussing the rumored information with seven different sources she can confirm that it’s false. She states confidently that the NX will not be using x86 architecture, and instead has special, custom-made chips that are industry leading for their modern design.
She also claims that in terms of raw power, the NX is going to be comparable to the Xbox One rather than the PS4, and that any rumors about the NX having “Polaris chips” or “Polaris architecture” are false as well.
Rogers goes as far as to say that there are going to be a lot of debates about the NX’s specs because “it’s not simple to directly compare two apples (with x86 architecture) to and orange (that doesn’t use x86 architecture)”.
Obviously, as with all NX rumors, take this information with a pinch of salt. Rogers has been known to have mixed results when reporting and leaking information, so there’s no way to guarantee what she’s saying is 100% true, but she has had better luck in recent history. Regardless, it is interesting to see her bring up this post later with “updated” information about it, and to see the differing, more cynical side to the story.
As always, we’ll make sure to keep you up to date on NX rumors in the future, if they have history or sources backing up their claims, so make sure to check back regularly!