[Editor's Note:This is another guest blog from prospective Gaming blogger, @UnfilteredNerd, who knows his stuff and then some. Go and give him a follow.]

I know I'm late to this, but honestly I’ve been in denial for the last 24 hours about this news. It’s so unbelievable to me. To put it in perspective, I’ve been a console gamer for the last 20 years. It was just recently that I made the decision to move to PC. I mean, to me, it was the easiest decision of my life. I knew that my OG Xbox One wouldn’t be able to handle most of the new games in 2020 and I didn’t want to wait for the next-gen consoles to release to play them. Also, Xbox and PlayStation had just started to make their exclusive titles available on PC, which kinda makes it the perfect gaming machine. So I made the jump about a month ago and spent $1200 building the ultimate gaming machine. And now, Xbox is telling me that their new console is going to be more powerful than my new PC. 

Why am I so shocked by this news? Well, if you look up graphics card prices you’ll see what I mean. Take the Nvidia 2080 Super for example. It’s market value is $700 right now and it has the processing power of just over 11 teraflops. My PC has a 2070 Super which costs around $500 and can output about 9 teraflops. So...

...just the card for the Xbox Series X is probably around $800 on the market. Add in the cost of the CPU, memory, storage, power supply, case, etc and you’re looking at a gaming device that, on the market, would cost like $1500 to build. 

Let me pause for a second and explain translate what a teraflop is from “ super nerdy nerd” language to English. A teraflop is a measure of power for a graphics card (the part of a PC/console that turns computer code into pretty stuff like Master Chief or Lara Croft’s tits). Think of it like horsepower for an engine. Well, what Microsoft is saying they’ve done is take the engine out of a Lamborghini and put it in a Honda Civic. That’s how mind-blowing their claim of 12 teraflops is.

Now granted, Microsoft definitely isn’t paying market price for any of this shit. But even with that in mind, I cannot imagine this new console costing any less than $800. If they somehow price this new device at like $500-600, I’d sell my PC immediately. I mean, how in the world can you not take that deal? Getting a $1500 gaming device for $1000 off??? We likely won’t know anything more until E3 this June but I’m definitely curious as to how they’re going to put a price tag on this machine in the range of recent consoles.