Today Microsoft provided more specific information about the Xbox Series X. Including showing off the new controller design and a tech demo. Xbox Wire also details a list of specifications. CPU 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 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/ 320mb 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 Microsoft showed off the speedier load times and the ability to pause and resume multiple games with a tech demo. Showing Ori and the Blind Forest, Forza Motorsport 7, The Cave, State of Decay 2, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice paused, resumed, and starting within seconds. Much faster than the Xbox One X. The controller itself is mostly the same as the Xbox One controller. With slight changes such as a swappable D-pad, gripped triggers and bumpers, and an additional share button. The Xbox Series X has a lot of promise but very little reason to purchase one. There’s no exclusive and while running multiple games or games in general at a higher frame rate and resolution is great. Paying hundreds of dollars for a system that has games gamers can get elsewhere is a hard sell. Not to mention, older gamers like myself still remember the Red Ring of Death. Just saying.