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Microsoft details full Xbox Series X specs

Microsoft revealed full specs for its next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, on Monday morning. The firm mentioned the console will “set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility” — and the specs appear to help that.

In a letter to followers, Xbox head Phil Spencer detailed the Xbox Series X’s customized processor that’s mentioned to be “four times the processing power of an Xbox One,” permitting builders to make use of 12 teraflops of GPU efficiency — “twice that of an Xbox One X and more than eight times the original Xbox One.” He additionally outlined the console’s variable charge shading and “hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing,” in addition to particulars on how the Xbox Series X will cut back load occasions — “more playing and less waiting.”

Here are the total specs:

Microsoft Series X specs

Feature Details
Feature Details
CPU 8x Cores @ 3.eight GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size 360.45 mm2
Process 7nm Enhanced
Memory 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput 2.Four GB/s (Raw), 4.eight GB/s (Compressed, with customized {hardware} decompression block)
Expandable Storage 1 TB Expansion Card (matches inner storage precisely)
External Storage USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

DirectX raytracing is meant to simulate “the properties of light and sound in real time more accurately” than earlier know-how — like mild coming by way of a window or reflecting off water.

Microsoft additionally detiled the Xbox Velocity Architecture, which incorporates 4 parts: “custom NVMe SSD, a dedicated hardware decompression block, the all new DirectStorage API, and Sampler Feedback Streaming.” This is what Microsoft mentioned is to thank for its quicker load occasions and the power to make video games “more immersive” — with out utilizing “epic elevator rides or lengthy hallways” to cover reloading property.

To spherical issues off, Microsoft ended with compatibility, which the corporate has promised for some time now. Microsoft mentioned that not solely will gamers be capable to play outdated video games on the Xbox Series X, however they’ll run higher: “improved boot and load times, more stable frame rates, higher resolutions and improved innovation,” according to its post.

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X is slated for a vacation 2020 launch date. Microsoft will maintain a livestream this week to share extra particulars on the Xbox Series X and Project xCloud, amongst different issues.

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