In the console world, the eyes are turned to Sony and Microsoft. Regarding the introduction date, news about the consoles that may be stuck on the corona virus barrier continue to come. Finally, Microsoft officially revealed details about the Xbox Series X specifications.
Xbox Series X specifications
Microsoft announced details about the Xbox Series X features in an announcement today. On the graphics unit side of the console, which will be powered by an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor running at 3.8 GHz, we will see the AMD RNDA 2 GPU. Produced with 7 nm production technology, the processor will be accompanied by 16 GB GDDR6 RAM and 1 TB NVME SSD storage.
Developers will be able to use 16 GB of RAM in two different ways. 3.5 GB will be reserved for standard memory. 2.5 GB of RAM will be used by the operating system. The optimum memory is 10 GB. The console will include USB 3.2 HDD support and a 4K Blu-ray drive. The company is aiming for 4K 60 FPS and 120 FPS video performance with its new console.
One of the most notable improvements to Xbox Series X is the loading times. As can be seen from the video above, the game called State of Decay 2 is loaded 40 seconds earlier on the new console compared to Xbox One X. This is an important improvement over existing consoles.
Microsoft also showed us the beam tracking feature of the console. Ray tracing technology allows us to see more realistic lighting on shadows and cinematic effects.
The next-generation Xbox also supports 8K 120 FPS gaming speed. As part of HDMI 2.1 support, Microsoft had partnered with TV manufacturers to enable Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). In this way, the delay in the image will also decrease.
When we look at the controller, USB Type-C support and AA batteries welcome us. It will also be possible to send screenshots to other players with a single button on the control.
Following the announcement of the technical specifications, Microsoft will detail the console fully for developers later this week.
The company plans to announce more about the games in June.