Microsoft unveils specs and key features of the ‘Xbox Series X’

Quite impressive!

Revealed back in December at the Game Awards, Microsoft has recently unveiled the full specs sheet of it next-generation console, the Xbox Series X. From the looks of it, Microsoft is delivering on its promise of creating the most powerful Xbox console yet.[0]=AZVRuom4YpjritHqsXQ0X6FHQpNm8Igpzg56BIo5pLwM04aMtnl-j9Mpb0J15RKneN-ogtYAXUK7bTbLfJiZPZy6XWv11SOaFaKEmRNn2kYA4gMJDrNrAV2ym-hCt7wrV1rH2qRruAsHVC2NILodwPdu0FbWUsqrdznG2PRSqJFQrQ&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R

Here is the full specs sheet for the next-gen Xbox Series X:

CPU8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size360.45 mm2
Process7nm Enhanced
Memory16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External StorageUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

Among the listed specs, the most impressive include not only the powerful new CPU and GPU, but also the 1TB SSD which should mean incredibly fast load times. It’ll also be interesting to see if Microsoft will meet its 4K 60FPS performance target.

Aside from revealing the specs, Microsoft also did a deep dive into the Xbox Series X’s performance capabilities. To help them out, Microsoft enlisted Austin Evans and Digital Foundry. According to Digital Foundry, the Xbox Series X’s processor is powerful enough that it is “capable of running four Xbox One S game sessions simultaneously.” Impressive stuff, and that’s not even taking into account the graphical fidelity upgrade of real-time raytracing.

Read more about the Xbox Series X at Microsoft’s official page.