Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X Specs

Microsoft has officially revealed the technical specifications of its upcoming Xbox Series X system. In a variety of videos released by Digital Foundry, Rich Leadbetter, the Technology Editor, strips down the console to its component parts. Both videos can be viewed below.

For those who don’t have the time to watch a nearly an hours worth of video content, the specs are as follows:

  • CPU: 8x cores at 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz with SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs at 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
  • Die Size: 360.45mm2
  • Process: 7nm Enhanced
  • Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 with 320mb memory bus
  • Bandwidth: 10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s
  • Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
  • I/o Throughput: 2.4 GB/s raw, 4.8 GB/s compressed
  • Expandable Storage: 1 TB Expansion Card
  • External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
  • Performance: 4K at 60 frames-per-second (targetted), up to 120 frames-per-second


We still don’t know how the Xbox Series X will fare in comparison to the PlayStation 5, as Sony has remained relatively tight-lipped on its next-generation hardware thus far, but you can expect tech-heads and fanboys alike will be debating the pros and cons of each system once the information is out in the wild.

The next generation of hardware from both Microsoft and Sony is due to be released in Q4 2020.


Source: Digital Foundry

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