The Xbox Series X is the latest game console from Microsoft and it promises to be a powerful machine. Here are 10 things you need to know about it.
- CPU: 3.8-GHz AMD Zen 2-based processor.
- GPU: 12-teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 52 Compute Units (CU)
- Memory: 16 GB.
- Storage: 1 TB NVMe SSD.
- Max Resolution: 8K.
- Max Framerate: 120 fps.
- Ports: HDMI, USB-A, Ethernet.
- Size: 11.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches.
Next-generation consoles will offer a variety of upgrades, including higher resolutions. Xbox Series X aims to output up to 8K resolution and have the capability for 33 million pixels per frame – which could be overkill in some cases given how expensive 4k displays are right now but provides futureproofing on shelves until this year when most people expect their next TV purchase before moving onto something else entirely or coming back down from such an expense altogether!
Powerful CPU and GPU
The Xbox Series X console comes with a 12 teraflop GPU, which is double the graphics performance of the previous model. It also rivals high-end PC cards like the GeForce RTX 2080.
The new Xbox has been revealed to be packing some serious power under those sleek hoods with an impressive glimpse into planned graphical capabilities that clocks in at twice as high compared to what was found on last year’s model (6TF).
It packs an impressive eight cores, a 3 GHz clock speed per core for improved performance that they claim will provide four times as much processing power when compared to their last-generation consoles!
With these advances, we can finally play our games without worrying about whether they’ll look good or not because now even average gamers will have no problem running any title available through Microsoft Store!
Ultra-fast NVMe SSD
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console is the first to utilize next-generation solid-state drives (SSD) for faster storage speeds. This, according to Microsoft claims can virtually eliminate loading screens during gameplay – making it more immersive and comfortable!
Which is meant to never wait indefinitely on your console ever again! Microsoft claims that with 2GB per second loading times are cut in half while still maintaining 40x faster performance compared to its predecessor.
Ergonomic Xbox Controller
In an effort to make their gamepads more appealing, Microsoft has refreshed the Xbox One controller with a new design. The company’s latest model includes all of its features like a dedicated sharing button and improved d-pad; however, it’s slightly smaller than before so players can enjoy better ergonomics!
4K Resolution at 120Hz
The new Xbox Series X will offer 4K resolution at 120Hz, making it the first console to support this high refresh rate and truest color representation for games.
Games are more immersive, fluid, and responsive with 120Hz support for 4K resolution at higher refresh rates. However, it’s important to note that in order to use this feature you’ll need an HDMI 2.1 setup so the cable’s bandwidth can handle the 120Hz.
Xbox Series X is a versatile console, with its new GDDR6 RAM and SSD duo allowing for multitasking capabilities that will make your games come alive like never before. With pause capability when switching from one session to another or even during the boot-up time if you’re tired of playing but want an easy way out then simply shut down completely!
Xbox One’s “Instant On” capability has been expanded to allow for multiple game sessions at once, and you can even save your progress across different games within the same console!
Physical Game Disc Support
Xbox Series X is the perfect balance of digital entertainment and physical game discs. You can enjoy movies on disc as well 4K Blu-ray playback with support for all your favorite formats including HD DVD!
Physical games are still supported – the Series X has retained its drive, which will be appreciated by those who prefer not having to worry about scratched titles or loading time between levels (not that there’s ever an issue when playing digitally).
Full Backward Compatibility
Xbox Series X will keep you covered for all of your favorite gaming needs with full backward compatibility, including support from select 360 and OG releases. And don’t worry about game ownership: Microsoft has pledged that any title purchased digitally on Xbox One can be played through either the disc drive or download system at no additional charge!
No VR Headset
The console won’t support (VR) headsets at launch, but Microsoft remains open to the possibility of introducing them in the future. Its Phil Spencer’s opinion that “nobody is asking for VR” on his console — though he does admit they are listening closely and will consider whatever community wants from them when deciding what comes next as long there’s demand out here