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.

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