Microsoft is shooting for the stars as it prepares to launch its next generation Xbox Series X console later this year. In a recent extensive post, the company unveiled the specs and capabilities of its upcoming gaming console, and promised to give even more details later this week.
Xbox Series X’s CPU will be based on a 7nm process while it’s a custom AMD Zen 2 unit with eight cores will be able to run up to 3.8GHz. The GPU is a custom AMD RDNA 2 with 12 teraflops of processing power and 52 compute units, running at 1.825GHz each.
When it comes to RAM, the gaming console will dawn 16GB of memory, divided between the GPU (10GB), the OS (2.5GB) and the system (3.5GB). There’s also a 1TB NVME SSD and the option to expand the storage through 1TB expansion cards through the USB 3.2 ports at the rear of the Xbox Series X.
The Xbox Series X will also be able to run games at 4K at 60fps (frames per second) with the option of boosting it up to 120fps, and able to push to 8K in some instances.
Xbox Series X will have an option to expand the storage through 1TB expansion cards
Microsoft released two demos of the Xbox Series X with much faster load times and the Quick Resume ability, which allows you to jump from game to game to the last game state.
This is achieved by saving game states to the SSD, which means that you’ll be able to pick up where you left off with a game even after the console has shut down for a system update or weeks after you’ve last played a game.
The Series X will also feature ray tracing for more realistic in-game lighting and shadows with faster load times and better graphics.
More details about the Xbox Series X will become available later this week as Microsoft shows it off to developers. The console is will become available in the holiday season of 2020.
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