Microsoft is hiring for future Xbox design projects, Job listing points to GDDR6 in next Xbox

by on April 19, 2018

A job listing has pointed to some new details for a future Xbox console.

The Xbox One X just released a few months ago. Read our review here. Microsoft seems to already be hiring for the next Xbox with a job listing pointing to some interesting details. The One X uses GDDR5 memory and it seems like the next Xbox will use GDDR6. The listing mentions the following:

Microsoft’s Hardware teams consist of progressive, diverse, and exceptionally creative professionals who design, test and manufacture some of the best-loved entertainment devices in the world. Our teams ship tens of millions of hardware products every year including the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, a full accessories lineup, and more. Microsoft is the destination for the brightest minds in gaming device design. Come be part of what’s next.

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Senior Engineer to lead the DRAM solutions for the Xbox console hardware development team. DRAM solutions include DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6 and future DRAM technologies. The successful candidate will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge memory technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects. The focus will be integrating the right memory solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as power, cost, reliability, signal integrity and performance requirements. Integration includes defining the system requirements for each memory technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team, partner teams and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of the chosen technology.

The candidate will own the memory solutions from the early architectural stages of a program all the way through sustaining support for units already in customer’s hands.

The next few years are going to be very interesting in the console space.

Thanks, Gadgets360 And ResetEra.

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