Xbox Series X size and full specs revealed

Microsoft has continued its Xbox Series X information rollout by revealing the exact size and full hardware specifications of its next-generation console.

As revealed on Xbox Wire, the upcoming console will feature an 8-core custom Zen 2 processor running at 3.8 GHz, a 12 teraflop RDNA 2 GPU, and 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. Microsoft explains that RDNA 2 is a next-generation graphics architecture that “provides a significant advancement in performance and efficiency as well as next generation graphics features such as hardware accelerated raytracing and variable rate shading.”

It was also confirmed that the console will contain a 1 TB custom NVME SSD, an expansion slot for a 1 TB Expansion Card (shown below), and support for USB 3.2 external hard drives.

The full hardware specifications for the console are as follows:

  • 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

In addition to confirming the specs, Microsoft revealed the actual size of the console with an image that compares it to a fridge. The Series X measures 151mm x 151mm x 301mm.

In other news, Microsoft recently shared two new tech demos for the Xbox Series X that show off the console’s improved loading times and new Quick Resume feature.

Xbox Series X is scheduled to launch holiday 2020.

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