The race for the next generation of consoles is heating up and since the launch is at the end of the year, we’re being treated with a fresh news almost everyday. While Sony has kept things quiet, Microsoft is going all out and revealing specs and other information of their most ambitious project yet.
Microsoft, revealed the entire spec list of the upcoming Xbox Series X, with a promise that it will set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility. This has been Microsoft’s core idea going ahead.
It has been months since we last saw designs of the upcoming Xbox Series X consoles and we got the dimensions of the console, which looks more like a tiny CPU.
According to Phil Spencer, the new Xbox will have four times the processing power of an Xbox One and with 12 teraflops of GPU performance, the Xbox will be able to deliver up to twice the performance of the Xbox One X and almost eight times that of the original Xbox One.
All this seems overwhelming, but the next generation of console will not only take gaming forward, a lot of focus has been paid to games of previous generation and the fact that games of older generations of console will not only be playable but they will give out better performance as well.
You can check out the difference in loading time and overall performance right below:
The above video shows performance much like Sony did with their PS5 v PS4 comparisons to a few investors last year, this new computing performance added with a support for 4K will certainly make a huge difference going ahead.
There are rumors circulating that you could even have 5 games running at the same time. The processor is clocked at 3.8 Ghz, but it will be dialled to 3.6 GHz when using multi threads.
For a detailed overview on the specs list, check out the table below:
Xbox Series X Official Specification:
- Internal Storage – 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
- CPU – 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
- GPU – 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
- Memory – 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
- Process – 7nm Enhanced
- Memory Bandwidth – 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Optical Drive – 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
- Performance Target – 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
- I/O Throughput – 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
- Expandable Storage – 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
- External Storage USB – 3.2 External HDD Support
- Die Size – 360.45 mm2
It is certain that Microsoft isn’t playing around and hopes to deliver a massive product in the form of Xbox Series X that will rival Sony’s PlayStation 5.