In a surprise to just about everyone, Microsoft has unveiled detailed specifications of its upcoming next-generation console, the Xbox Series X before launch later this year. Powered by an AMD Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2-class GPU, the console will have many new exciting features that were exclusively supported on PC’s till now like 4K 60fps, hardware-accelerated ray tracings and more.
The Xbox Series X has some really powerful internals, marking an enormous leap from the previous generation. For the CPU, the Series X has an 8-core AMD processor that’s bespoke supported Zen 2 architecture which will log up to three .8GHz. And for the GPU, it’ll have an AMD RDNA 2 GPU that has 52 compute units running at a frequency of 1.825GHz. Complementing these are 16GB GDDR6 memory and 1TB Custom NVME SSD (finally).
With a crazy amount of horsepower, the Series X will accompany plenty of features that console gamers simply didn’t have before. From hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytraced visuals, better backwards compatibility, 4K 60fps gaming or 1080p 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which are enabled by HDMI 2.1. one of the highlight technologies for the Series X is named Quick Resume. Using it, gamers can resume multiple games with the press of a button, for multiple titles at an equivalent time.
To cool off this internals, the team at Microsoft designed the Series X with a more PC-like tower design. it’s one bespoke fan blowing air through the system and a huge vapor chamber to chill the SoC. When the pictures of the Xbox were first revealed, the entire internet blew up, with everyone talking about the striking similarities between the console and a PC.
Another meme that was circulated showed subsequent console replacing the fridge during a kitchen. it’s just like the Xbox team has some fun as they tweeted this in response last night.
A crucial detail that Microsoft has not revealed yet is that the price of the Series X. With this many powerful internals, the console is sure to have an enormous jump in price in comparison to the previous generation. It could explain why Microsoft is releasing information on the Series X, during a bid to get hype and ensure people start saving up money because the console gets able to be released within the Holiday of 2020.