Microsoft shared full information about the technical features of the new generation of consoles – the Xbox Series X. The console will receive a custom AMD Zen 2 processor with a frequency of each of the eight 3.8 GHz cores and an AMD RDNA 2 graphics accelerator (1.825 GHz) with a computing power of 12 teraflops. The process technology of the CPU and GPU is 7 nm.
The amount of RAM is 16 GB (using the GDDR6 standard), and the capacity of custom NVME SSD storage is 1 TB. If this is not enough, the volume can be expanded, and in several ways: by connecting a regular HDD via USB 3.2 or by inserting a card for 1 TB of space into a special slot. Running games and switching between them promise literally lightning fast:
And here is an example of launching a game:
16 GB of RAM are divided as follows: 3.5 GB of regular RAM, 10 GB for quick processing of graphic content, and 2.5 GB for the operating system.
For cooling, a fan with a diameter of 130 millimeters is used. The system draws in air from the bottom and exhausts at the top of the console. The joystick received a USB-C connector, but is still powered by AA batteries. There is support for Bluetooth Low Energy to save battery when wirelessly connecting to the console and a new Share button.
All this hardware should produce at least 60 frames per second at a resolution of 4K. But the Xbox Series X can do more: up to 8K and up to 120 fps (but not at the same time).