In a recent post, Microsoft teased specifications and features of the upcoming Xbox gaming console and promised to reveal more in the coming weeks.
The CPU will be built on 7nm architecture. The CPU is a custom AMD Zen 2 unit with eight cores clocked up to 3.8 GHz. The GPU is also a custom AMD RNDA 2 with 12 teraflops of processing power and comes with 52 computing units running at 1.825 GHz each.
The 16 GB Memory is allocated to GPU (10GB), the Operating System (2.5GB) and system software (3.5GB). The console houses a storage space of 1 TB NVME SSD and an expansion slot supporting up to 1TB cards via the USB 3.2 ports on the back of the Series X console.
The Xbox Series X process games at 4K with 60 FPS. It has the additional option of reaching 120 FPS and 8K in titles that support the resolution. The demos from Microsoft showcases faster load times and quick resume abilities that ensure a smooth gaming experience. A user can jump from one game to another with no delay, thanks to the inbuilt SSD storage. This improvement also comes in handy if you leave the console unused for weeks or has decided to update the software and take a pause from gaming, allowing you to pick up where you left off. Watch the demo videos here.
The improved GPU offers a feature called ray tracing for more realistic in-game lighting and shadows.
The Xbox Series X is getting ready for a launch aiming the Holiday Season of 2020.