Microsoft hasn’t been shy about chronicling the technical prowess of its upcoming Xbox Series X console. In fact, today marks the second time that the company has updated its Xbox Wire blog with in-depth details regarding what’s under the tower’s proverbial hood. There’s lots to share too, so you’ll want to also make sure to visit that page.
While their post offers a very deep dive, we’ve borrowed this info to best sum up what’s under the hood.
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
Microsoft also shared Digital Foundry’s ‘Complete Specs + RayTracing demo and showcase,’ as well as Austin Evans’ hands-on with the console and controller.
Alongside the main article and the videos posted above, there are three other Xbox Wire posts we’d like to direct your attention to. They can be found here, here, and here. The first offers an Xbox Series X technology glossary, the second deals with the new controller and the third is all about latency.
The Xbox Series X is expected to be released this coming holiday season, but we’ll see.