Yesterday Microsoft announced the specs of its upcoming console, the Xbox Series X – showing just how powerful the next generation of consoles will be.
The new Xbox console was
back in December, where Microsoft said that new new console
will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility.
Today they're proving their claim of being the
most powerful console ever, announcing specs twice as powerful as the Xbox One X, rivalling even modern gaming PCs:
- CPU: Custom AMD Zen 2: 8 cores, 3.8 GHz clock speed (or 3.6 GHz with SMT)
- GPU: Custom AMD RDNA 2: 12 teraflops, 52 computing units, locked 1825 MHz clock speed.
- RAM: 16 GB GDDR6 (bandwidth: 10GB at 560 GB/s or 6GB at 336 GB/s).
- Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD.
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray
- Performance target: 4K at 60 FPS, with support up to 120 FPS.
The new console will also support hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing, with much better light and sound simulation than previous technology. Here's a demonstration of Minecraft with raytracing enabled:
The Xbox Series X is expected to release in
Holiday 2020 (the fourth quarter of this year), alongside Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5.
If you're interested in a very in-depth look at Xbox Series X's specs, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry gets up close with the hardware of the new console.