Microsoft mentioned in the past that the Xbox Series X is the most powerful gaming console developed by the company. The company has released more details about the system, and it appears that performance is a key trait.
During the early stages of development, the team responsible for the hardware capabilities of the new consoles debated how the new console will be more powerful. In the past, the primary criteria were graphics performance as console generations evolved from 8 bits and rudimentary 2D graphics of old to the impressive 4K vistas that can be encountered today.
Full spec of Xbox Series X, as revealed by Microsoft
Xbox Series X will come with some significant improvements, especially in the case of CPU and GPU. It will be powered by a custom-made Zen 2 octa-core CPU with a clock speed of 3.6GHZ and SMT integration, with the frequency receiving a major boost in comparison to the 2.13 GHz cores used by the Xbox One.
The output of the GPU has been doubled as the new Radeon Navi solution can provide 12TFLOPs and 52 CUs along thanks to the RDNA architecture. This will ensure that games can be played at 4K@60FPS without the need to worry about performance dips during the game session. Support for up to 120FPS will be available for selective titles, a performance that can rival the one of many gaming PCs.
A smaller die size and circuit printing process will offer more space for other components. Storage will play an important role, and the console will come with a custom 1TB NVMe SSD that will provide an IO throughput of 2,4GB per second for Raw data and up to 4.8GB per second for compressed data. More storage space can be acquired as the device comes with a 1TB expansion card. Those who enjoy high-quality media will love the 4K UHD Blu-ray drive that should also offer faster install times when discs are used.