Microsoft Xbox Series X Specifications Revealed Ahead Of The Launch

Xbox Series X

Microsoft unveiled detailed specifications of its upcoming next-generation console – Xbox Series X ahead of the launch later this year. This announcement came as a surprise to everyone, which was complemented with exceptional hardware selection, marking a huge leap from the previous generation.

Microsoft Xbox Series X Specifications Revealed

Microsoft designed the Xbox Series X with a more PC-like tower design i.e it comes with a single-designed fan blowing air through the system and a massive vapor chamber to cool the chipset/SoC.

Xbox Series X

Speaking of the chipset, the Series X is powered by an 8-core AMD processor that is custom designed based on Zen 2 architecture that can clock up to 3.8GHz. As far as the GPU goes, it will sport an AMD RDNA 2 GPU that has 52 compute units running at a frequency of 1.825GHz. All these are paired with 16GB GDDR6 memory, coupled with 1TB Custom NVME SSD.

Xbox Series X

This enhanced internals brings in a hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytraced visuals, better backward compatibility, 4K 60fps gaming or 1080p 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which are enabled by HDMI 2.1.

The Series X comes with much-highlighted feature Quick Resume, which lets gamers resume multiple games with the press of a button, for multiple titles at the same time.

Microsoft Xbox Series X Specs Highlights

Xbox Series X

CPU8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 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/ 320b 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 Xbox Series X: Pricing

Xbox Series X

Microsoft didn’t reveal is the pricing of the Series X. But with the powerful internals and significant design changes, expect a huge jump in price when compared to the previous generation. The Microsoft Series X will be released in the Holiday of 2020.


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