Xbox Series X: An Inside Look Into The Technical Specification
The Xbox Series X launches on November 10th, so we thought we’d showcase what the world’s most powerful console has to offer from a technical point of view. Of course, the Xbox Series X isn’t the only new console launching this November, there’s also the Xbox Series S, the more affordable and digital console on offer that still gives powerful performance.
Here are the Full Specs for the Xbox Series X:
Get ready for faster load times, higher resolution, more stable frame rates and better input latency on thousands of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games.
|Processor||8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU|
|Graphics||12.155 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU|
|Die Size||360.45 mm2|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||10 GB @ 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 4K @ 120 FPS, 8K @ 60 FPS|
|Size & Weight||301mm x 151mm x 151mm 4.45 Kilograms|
Ports & Connectivity:
- HDMI: 1x HDMI 2.1 port
- USB: 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
- Wireless: 802.11ac dual band
- Ethernet: 802.3 10/100/1000
- Accessories radio: Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio.
The Xbox Series X also gets 16GB of GDDR6 memory – an upgrade from the Xbox One X’s 12GB GDDR5, this helps push the performance of the console be just that little extra powerful. The 8x Core Processor allows the Series X to have a speed of 3.8GHz to easily handle and provide high-quality gameplay, giving extra responsiveness.
A key feature which comes as a result of the spec is the fast loading times, from the console’s Start Up to within actual gameplay, waiting times are reduced significantly when compared with other generations. This allows you to stay immersed in your gameplay and not be waiting around for content to load.
Quick Resume is a new feature for the Series X & S that lets players jump back into a game within seconds, zipping through different save game states, rather than having to load up the game again. Players will be able to vary their gameplay and switch between multiple titles conveniently.
The whisper-quiet fan powers the vertical airflow system that keeps the console running smoothly and cooling quietly. The Vapour Chamber allows for an even spread of temperatures within the core.
The design for the Xbox Series X is different to all of its predecessors, by adopting the Tower-Desktop style. In person, the Xbox Series X is remarkably smaller and compact than expected, which is surprising as its so powerful. This could actually fit in a backpack if you wanted to take it around with you, its weight is just over 4 kg.
Game Pass Ultimate will allow players to take advantage of a giant catalogue of Games of the new Xbox Consoles. Titles coming to Xbox in November include Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077. Halo Infinite is highly anticipated exclusive title due to be coming next year after being delayed.
The Xbox Series X is priced at £449, while the Xbox Series S is just £249.
To get an idea of the scale of the Xbox Series X’s Technical Component Sophistication, take a look at the animation video below…