Microsoft has revealed some hardware specs for its upcoming console, the Xbox Series X. The console was revealed at the GameBlade with the Game Awards along with a trailer for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, called Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga. It was also announced that the Xbox Series X has been slated for the Holiday 2020 release, marking the next year as the official debut of the next generation of game consoles.
Last week, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that he was already playing a new console at home. As of yesterday, that new console was referred to as its codename, the Xbox Scarlet. But in a general twist, Microsoft has confused the actual product name even more with the original surname.
The next generation of Xbox has long been speculated to be more fluid than its predecessors. That is, there may be more consoles targeted at different consumer markets, such as budget, mainline, and premium. The Xbox series X name could very well be targeted at one of these markets, most likely the mainline one. Many believe that there will be other “series ~” Xbox consoles similar to the Xbox One X and Xbox One S.
The technical specs for the Xbox Series X are here, and they are nothing to scoff at. Microsoft certainly believed in the console’s performance as they introduced the slogan “Power your dreams with the Xbox Series X”. The company also described the tower construction decision as, “Its industrial design enables us to deliver four times the processing power of the Xbox One X quietly and efficiently, something that’s important in delivering immersive gameplay.” Is more important than ”
Any console owner, who has played a graphically demanding game over the past year, knows that the Xbox One is known to play hot and sound like a jet plane. Microsoft is familiar with this fact and has built the Xbox Series X for better cooling.
For the raw specs and performance capability, Microsoft is equally confident. It added that the Xbox Series X “will support world-class visuals in 4K at 60FPS with the possibility of 120FPS.” Also, the console will include variable refresh rates and support for 8k. (VRR) is to catch the eye of PC gamers and swear to the Effiendos that this is an essential feature.
It will have variable-rate shading, an auto-low latency mode and dynamic latency input, three features that will enhance graphics performance and increase gameplay responsiveness for players. All of these features are powered by a custom Zen 2 CPU from AMD, a proprietary Xbox Series X GPU, and next-generation SSD. Although it is unknown what the storage configuration will be for SSDs.
PC gaming outsiders may not appreciate the omissions and limits that Microsoft has changed from Xbox One to Xbox Series X. SSD is something that will increase load time and performance. Also, Microsoft has reduced the need for traditional console chassis and the system will be best built instead.
When it comes to the performance capabilities of the Xbox Xbox X, there’s a lot to get excited about, especially when Microsoft says it will support ray tracing, something that even the most expensive computers struggle to do.