While we’ve already reported on the Xbox Series X specs (specifications) before, it was mostly about raw power and what it can do from a gaming standpoint. Today, Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Series X official specs, and it’s one beastly console!
Targeting to release games at “true” 4K gaming and 8K ready, games can hit 120 frames-per-second. Check out the full specs below, and yes, this is official and what gamers will get when the console is made available later this holiday 2020.
Xbox Series X official specs:
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)
- GPU: 12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2
- Die Size: 360.45mm2
- Process: TSMC 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVMe SSD
- IO Throughput: 2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)
- Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card
- External Storage: USB 3.2 HDD Support
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
- Performance Target: 4K at 60fps – up to 120fps
In addition to that, the company also announced the following technical info.
For the first time ever on console, an innovative split motherboard keeps the Xbox Series X internals evenly temperature controlled, allowing for the console to output more power.
A heat sink is a non-electronic, passive mechanical component that has a vital role in the reliability and performance of the Xbox Series X and is integrated directly into the chassis of the console. This unique component of the parallel cooling architecture helps lend to the distinctive design of the console.
The vapor chamber in the Xbox Series X enables evenly spread temperatures with the core and memory.
As part of the parallel cooling architecture, the whisper-quiet fan keeps the Xbox Series X internal components cool without disturbing your gameplay.
More storage without compromiseThe Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card provides additional game storage at peak speed and performance by replicating the console’s internal custom SSD experience. The 1TB card is inserted directly into the back of the console via the dedicated storage expansion port.