Xbox Series X Specs Unveiled: 8-Core 3.8 GHz Zen 2 CPU, 12 TFLOPS RDNA2 GPU, 16 GB GDDR6

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Microsoft shared quite a bit of technical information on the Xbox Series X today, unveiling its full systems specifications alongside plenty of beautiful hardware shots to gawk over. Here are the complete specs of the fancy console:

CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size: 360.45 mm2
Process: 7nm Enhanced
Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage: 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

That’s some pretty crazy stuff. According to a deep dive by Digital Foundry, the Xbox Series X is “more than twice as powerful” as Xbox One X.

“Xbox Series X is the biggest generational leap of SOC [System on a Chip] and API design that we’ve done with Microsoft, and it’s really an honor for AMD to be a trusted Microsoft partner for this endeavor,” said Sebastien Nussbaum, Corporate Vice President & Senior Fellow, Semi-Custom Products and Technologies​ at AMD. “The Xbox Series X is going to be a beacon of technical innovation leadership for this console generation and will propagate the innovation throughout the DirectX ecosystem this year and into next year.”

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Microsoft hasn’t given us a release date or pricing yet, but it’ll be interesting to see if Sony and the PlayStation 5 can match the muscle of this uber console.

Tsing Mui
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