Microsoft Gives a Literal Inside Look of the Xbox Series X


During these scary times, it’s hard to look to the future. As we’re all hunkered down, socially distancing ourselves, Microsoft unveiled even more details of the Xbox Series X.

By way of an official Xbox blog post, Microsoft gave the public a glimpse into the guts that will power the Series X.


Xbox Series X Specs:

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

Microsoft is even making subtle updates to the controller. The Xbox Series X controller is smaller and sports an updated directional pad and share button. Pretty cool, but I’m sticking with my Elite Series 2 Controller, thank you very much.

I highly suggest that you visit the excellent and in-depth write up in Eurogamer / Digital Foundry. Microsoft invited the lucky bastards onsite and gave them a hands on look at the console.

Microsoft really blew the lid off today, but still nothing on the price or release date. If rumors are to be believed, COVID-19 may push both the Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5 to 2021. At least Microsoft is giving us something, while Sony remains frustratingly silent.

[Source: Microsoft, Eurogamer]

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