Insane Xbox Series X specifications confirmed: 3.8 GHz Zen 2 CPU, 52 CUs and 12.15 TFLOPS RDNA 2 GPU on a 360.45 mm2 die, 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD
The Xbox One X is currently the most powerful games console that money can buy, but not for much longer. Enter the Xbox Series X, a 12.15 TFLOPS monster. Confirmed today by Microsoft, the Xbox Series X is not far off the rumoured specifications of the PlayStation 5 on which we reported a few days ago. According to Microsoft, the Xbox Series X will include the following:
|Xbox Series X|
|CPU||Custom Zen 28 cores3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT)7 nm enhanced|
|GPU||Custom RDNA 252 CUs1.825 GHz GPU clock speed360.45 mm2 die size7 nm enhanced|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6320 MB Bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||10 GB at 560 GB/s6 GB at 336 GB/s|
|Storage||1 TB custom NVMe SSD1 TB expansion cardUSB 3.2 external HDD support|
|Optical drive||4K UHD Blu-ray|
|I/O throughput||2.4 GB/s - raw4.8 GB/s - compressed, with custom hardware decompression block|
If that does not whet your appetite, then Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X is targeting 4K at up to 120 FPS. Additionally, the console will support "hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing" and the "Xbox Velocity Architecture". The latter will allow for the Xbox Series X to "seamlessly switch between multiple titles and resume instantly" without any interruptions.
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft is heralding the Xbox Series X as the "fastest, most powerful Xbox console ever". The company has also mentioned that the console will be backwards compatible, although details on this are sparse for the time being.
Separately, Videocardz estimates that the console's RDNA 2 GPU will feature 3,328 stream processors on account of its 360.45 mm2 die and its 1.825 GHz clock speed. In turn, this will yield 12.15 TFLOPS, double the horsepower that the Xbox One X offers.
Please see the Xbox Series X tech page for more information.