March 16th, 2020, 20:44 Posted By: wraggster
The official specs for Xbox Series X have been revealed, expanding on much of the info Microsoft has announced in the past few months.
GamesIndustry.biz sister site Digital Foundry was invited to the company's Redmond headquarters for an in-depth look at the machine, and has shared a full breakdown of the hardware under the hood of the upcoming console.
The Series X is powered by eight Zen 2 cores at 3.8GHz, a significant improvement on the 2.13GHz achieved by the Xbox One X's eight custom Jaguar cores. As previously announced, its GPU offers 12 teraflops of power -- double the amount of the One X, and considerably more than the 1.4 teraflops in the Xbox One S.
Speaking to Digital Foundry, Microsoft technical fellow Andrew Goossen said this has been a key goal for the platform holder.
"We wanted a minimum doubling of performance over Xbox One X to support our 4K60 and 120 targets," he said. "And we wanted that doubling to apply uniformly to all games."
The console has 16GB of GDDR6 memory, up from the 12GB GDDR5 found in the One X or the 8GB DD3 found in the One S.
Internal storage will be handled by a 1TB SSD, plus a 1TB Expansion Card, and support for external storage via USB 3.2 HDDs.
The article also contains more detail on the recently announced Quick Resume feature, which allows players to switch between multiple suspended games. According to Digital Foundry, the Series X's processor is capable of running four Xbox One S game sessions simultaneously on a single chip.
Quick Resume will support a minimum of three Series X games, although more details will be announced at a later date.
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