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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 Series X will be at least twice as powerful as the Xbox One X. (Image source: Microsoft)
The Xbox Series X will be at least twice as powerful as the Xbox One X. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft and Phil Spencer have unveiled the specifications of the Xbox Series X, and they almost match the most ridiculous of next-generation console rumours. Set to challenge the PS5 later this year, the Xbox Series X will feature an 8-core and Zen 2 CPU capable of reaching 3.8 GHz and a 52 CU RDNA 2 GPU that can hit 12.15 TFLOPS on a 360.45 mm2 die among other hardware.
Alex Alderson,

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 2
8 cores
3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT)
7 nm enhanced
GPU Custom RDNA 2
52 CUs
1.825 GHz GPU clock speed
360.45 mm2 die size
7 nm enhanced
RAM 16 GB GDDR6
320 MB Bus
Memory Bandwidth 10 GB at 560 GB/s
6 GB at 336 GB/s
Storage 1 TB custom NVMe SSD
1 TB expansion card
USB 3.2 external HDD support
Optical drive 4K UHD Blu-ray
I/O throughput 2.4 GB/s - raw
4.8 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.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-16 (Update: 2020-03-16)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.