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The Xbox Series X is the upcoming video game console from Microsoft. The manufacturer has now published the technical data of the device. In this post you will find the specs of the 2020 Xbox listed, so that you can get an impression of the at a glance PS5-Competition received. But in addition to the pure technical data of the Xbox Series X, Microsoft also provides information on performance, new features and the special memory modules with Seagate hardware. I have also summarized these for you. Have fun studying data and look forward to the release;)
Xbox Series X specifications
The manufacturer provided information on the processor as well as the main memory, storage medium, interfaces and drives. Basically, there are hardly any questions left unanswered. Here is an overview of the technical data from the Xbox Series X data sheet:
- Processor: Octa-Core Costum Zen 2 CPU with 3,8 GHz each
- Chip: 360,45 mm2
- Graphics card: RDNA 2 GPU with 52 CUs, 1,825 GHz each, a total of 12 teraflops
- RAM: 16 GB GDDR6 RAM (320b bus)
- Internal storage: 1 TB Costum NVME SSD
- Memory bandwidth: 10 GB @ 560 Gbit / s; 6 GB @ 336 Gbit / s
- I / O processing: 2,4 Gbps (raw); 4,8 Gbit / s (compressed)
- External storage: 1 TB on special expansion card (Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card)
- Additional storage interface: USB 3.1 with hard disk support
- Optical drive: Blu-ray drive that supports 4K UHD
- Video output: 4K resolution at 60 fps (up to 120 fps possible) via HMDI 2.1; 8K ready
- Further features: Variable Refresh Rate, Dynamic Latency Input, Auto Low Latency Mode, Smart Delivery, Quick Resume
What is Quick Resume on Xbox Series X?
Quick Resume is a feature of the new Microsoft console that lets you quickly switch between games and their last saved games. You can do it like that Tech Demo shows, pause a game at any point and switch from the game overview to the next game. There you pick up where you left off the last time. Here is the tech demo of the Xbox Series X Quick Resume as a video:
Faster loading times on Xbox Series X.
The "Velocity Engine" architecture of the new video game console should load games faster than, for example, on the current Xbox One X. There is also one for that Tech Demo. This shows the loading time of a game in direct comparison. Good to know in this regard: the demonstration shows that the Xbox Series X is backwards compatible. Here is the official comparison video:
Background to the 1 TB Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card
The so-called "Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card" will probably be next to the new video game console the 9nd generation also available from autumn / winter 2020. These are memory modules specially made for the device with hardware from Seagate. The memory module is plugged directly into the corresponding interface on the back of the console; Cables or a USB slot are not used. Microsoft promises the same performance and quality when using this external storage as when using the internal storage, which also holds 1 TB.
The new Xbox Series X wireless controller
The controller of the ninth generation of consoles does not stand out from the eighth generation at Microsoft. The shape is practically the same; only the Xbox logo is now on the same level as the grip surface and the like - the Xbox One X controller it is located on a stepped surface. The most obvious innovation is an additional button: in addition to the two joysticks, the control pad, the A, B, X and Y buttons as well as the shoulder buttons and the two familiar buttons in the middle, the latter is joined by another one for sharing of content. The gamepad will be compatible with supported consoles, the PC and mobile devices - certainly also with Apple devices for Apple Arcade.
Information about the Xbox Series X release - when to buy?
Der laut official website and the information there, the Xbox Series X release should take place in autumn 2020. At the bottom of the page you can also read: “Coming holiday 2020”, meaning that the new Microsoft console is coming for Christmas. I think that you can pre-order it from autumn and that it will be delivered over November / December. She will surely be able to stand under the Christmas tree;) Until then, just have a look at the linked website. There you will find further details (especially pictures and animations) about the split motherboard design, heat sink, ventilation and other features.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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