Microsoft has been forthcoming with its upcoming console, Xbox Series X for quite some time. Now the American company in a detailed and somewhat technical article goes deep inside the technologies that will power the upcoming gaming console. Microsoft says the Xbox Series X focuses on three things – power, speed and compatibility.
Starting with power, Microsoft has continued its longstanding partnership with AMD that will handle the console’s processing and graphical requirement. The Xbox Series X will be powered by an octa-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2-class GPU. The 7nm SoC is clocked at 3.8GHz and generates 12 TFLOPS of graphical performance, which when combined with 16GB DDR6 memory results in high-resolution gaming up to 8K and 120fps framerate. The console will also support hardware accelerated DirectX Raytracing that helps to simulate properties of light and sound in real time.
One aspect of speed is handled by the inclusion of a 1TB NVMe SSD that helps to dramatically improve I/O speeds and reduce loading times. The games can also be in a persistent suspended state that will allow gamers to switch between almost instantaneously.
Finally, compatibility. Microsoft claims gamers will benefit from the jacked-up hardware of the Xbox Series X with better load times, stable frame rates, higher resolutions and improved image quality.
Microsoft will release the Xbox Series X later this year, right before the holiday season.