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Xbox Series X Revealed and Detailed

Recently, Microsoft revealed some information on Xbox Series X. Now, a month later, more information is unearthed. This morning, the team at Microsoft, and the team at Digital Foundry co-produced a series of articles, and a series of videos talking about the power of Xbox Series X. The first article was about the glossary of Xbox Series X’s various new technologies. The second article was an interview with the person who was making the Xbox Series X controllers. The third article details how the controller’s latency has changed with Xbox Series X. Finally, Microsoft posted the technical specs of the Xbox Series X.

Coinciding with the announcement, Microsoft also invited Digital Foundry to the Microsoft HQ, and they were able to get first impressions of the console. They were also able to show off how the Xbox Series X looks next to Xbox One X…

In a follow-on video, Digital Foundry touched on the technicalities of Xbox Series X’s tech specs. They are deeper than just posting the on-paper tech specs (which you can see below the video…)

The final specs of the Xbox Series X is as follows…

CPU 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 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/ 320b 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

Xbox Series X is slated to release this holiday season. We’ll know more about Xbox Series X as we learn it.