Microsoft Unveils Xbox Series X Specifications And Details

By Amit Chowdhry ● March 18, 2020

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  • Microsoft recently unveiled the specifications of the upcoming Xbox Series X gaming console. These are the details.

Microsoft recently published a blog post that unveiled the specifications of the upcoming Xbox Series X gaming console. The Xbox Series X console will be released this holiday season and it will be setting a new bar for performance, speed, and compatibility. Plus the console will allow gamers to bring their legacy forward with them as they will be able to play thousands of games from four generations.

“While the Xbox Series X will deliver a massive increase in GPU performance and continue to redefine and advance the state of art in graphics with new capabilities such as hardware-accelerated raytracing,” said Xbox’s Jason Ronald, Director of Product Management. “We don’t believe this generation will be defined by graphics or resolution alone.”

To build up the performance of the console, the Xbox team strengthened its long-term partnership with AMD. AMD started working with the Xbox team over 15 years ago on the Xbox 360. And Sebastien Nussbaum, Corporate Vice President & Senior Fellow, Semi-Custom Products and Technologies​ at AMD said: “Xbox Series X is the biggest generational leap of SOC [System on a Chip] and API design that we’ve done with Microsoft, and it’s really an honor for AMD to be a trusted Microsoft partner for this endeavor,” said Nussbaum. “The Xbox Series X is going to be a beacon of technical innovation leadership for this console generation and will propagate the innovation throughout the DirectX ecosystem this year and into next year.”

And Microsoft Technical Fellow Andrew Goossen provided the full system specs:

CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 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/ 320b bus

Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s

Internal Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD

I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)

Expandable Storage: 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)

External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support

Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive

Performance Target: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

When you are playing the Xbox Series X console, the game states will be stored directly in the system’s SSD. This will persist even after you turn off the console or unplug it entirely or even download a system update. So you can continue right where you left off.

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