Finally, Microsoft has announced the date when the new and revolutionary Xbox Series X will arrive in a formal way. Also, the Xbox team has been clear about all of its new games coming and what games will support the new gaming console.
If you have forgotten about the specs of the Xbox Series X, here’s a quick roundup of its features and specs:
|Xbox Series X|
|CPU||Custom AMD Zen 2 architecture|
3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT)
7 nm enhanced
|GPU||Custom AMD RDNA 2 architecture|
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
The Xbox series X and its promise to deliver 4K games at 60 fps, as well as support for up to 120 fps for “the most demanding and competitive games.” Also, there’s support for hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing giving you framerates up to 120 frames per second. The new Xbox Series X promises faster loading times, and Quick Resume for multiple games, playing will look and feel better.
Microsoft will deliver 10 GB of bandwidth at 560 GB/s, or 6GB at 336 GB/s. For storage, the Xbox Series X is using a custom NVME SSD with 1 TB of capacity. The SSD seems fast too, with 2.4 GB/s RAW, but that as much as doubles to 4.8 GB/s when the console uses compression with a custom hardware decompression block.
The revolutionary removable SSD storage system
The SSD storage was coming and we all knew that but Microsoft has changed the concept of adapting to the same 1TB storage and has adapted the concept of removable expansion cards made in partnership with hard drive specialist Seagate.
The new Xbox Series X is on par with high-end gaming PCs and can give smooth 4K gaming experience along with hardware-accelerated Raytracing. Its helped by the fast storage and its new system architecture named ‘Velocity Architecture’, which is both designed with high bandwidth and flexibility in mind.
The 1TB NVMe SSD supports the new PCIe 4.0 standard with a throughput of up to 64 GB/s at 16 GHz. The Xbox Series X also supports all-new external storage expansion cards that are also NVMe SSDs with same fast transfer speeds. In the first instance, these expansion cards will be provided exclusively by Seagate in capacities of up to 1 TB.
Microsoft has boasted 40 seconds of load time improvement over the Xbox One X with the ability to resume at least three games instantaneously from standby using RAM caching. Overall the new generation of gaming consoles is both fast and flexible, good news for all you gamers!
The new Xbox Series X Controller
Microsoft has also upgraded its renowned “the gold standard” of controllers to make it even better. To improve your gaming experience, Microsoft has added a new D-Pad and a dedicated share button.
The new share button helps to take screenshots and record video clips at any time. Microsoft’s new addition of a “tactical dot pattern” to the triggers and bumpers promises to provide the controller with a grippier feel.
The Xbox Series X controller’s sculpted overall design makes it easier for people with smaller hands to hold. Due to Bluetooth Low Energy support, connecting the controller to a wide variety of PC, Android, and iOS devices should also be easier than ever.
The controller’s biggest technical highlight is the DLI (Dynamic Latency Input), which should make for some of the most responsive console gaming yet seen.
The company has also included USB Type-C port and the Xbox Series X controller appears to be a worthwhile upgrade from the existing Xbox Wireless Controller. Microsoft is yet to confirm the price of this new controller that is expected to launch alongside the Xbox Series X later this year.
The Xbox Series X gameplay:
The Xbox team has formally announced a November launch of the new gaming console. The upcoming Xbox Series X supports the games from its previous generation Xboxes i.e. Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the generation one Xbox.
You can get thousands of games across four generations of content as a part of the next generation of console gaming. Microsoft Xbox’s back compat team helps to “develop new innovations that can be applied to a curated list of titles” and so helping helping to play your favourite game on the new gaming console with a new experience even though it is years’ older.
The Partner Project Management Director of Xbox Team Road, Jason Ronald said, “Through collaboration with the Xbox Advanced Technology Group, Xbox Series X provides a new and innovative HDR reconstruction technology that allows the platform to automatically add HDR support to games.”
The new technology is so much innovative that it does its job by itself so that no impact falls to the game. It also can be implemented in the games of the previous Xbox versions. Ronald added, “Because the platform handles the technology itself, we can enable HDR with zero impact on game performance. We can also apply it to Xbox 360 and the original Xbox games which are nearly 20 years old. Long before HDR exists.”
- More than 50 new games planned for this year across generations and optimized for Xbox Series X, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Gears Tactics, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion. With Smart Delivery you only have to buy these games once to play the best versions for your console, across generations.
- New games developed for Xbox Series X and launching with Xbox Game Pass, including exclusives like The Medium, Scorn, Tetris Effect: Connected, and more.
- More than 40 popular games newly optimized to take full advantage of Xbox Series X such as Destiny 2, Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Madden NFL 21, and more.
The Xbox team assures that with the new Xbox Series X, you can get the same exciting gaming experience whether you have been playing for years or it’s your new experience, coming this November.
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