An interesting mix of hardcore and practical…..
Microsoft has been incredibly open about the Xbox Series X , announcing the console earlier than usual last year and keeping a steady stream of information about it ever since. However yesterday, the company completely flipped the script again and just allowed certain tech publications and Youtubers to spend 24 hours with developer prototypes of the system, essentially allowing people to use the system almost a whole year before its release while also giving people the deep dive on the system’s internals, from the processor, to the TWO motherboards and 16GB of RAM. The Hardware Alone isn’t the main seller here however. Instead it’s how it will all be used to make this presumably the most powerful and capable games console on the planet. We’ll let the Austin Evans video give you a little more detail on that before we continue.
Now if the video alone didn’t give you enough context (or you just didn’t play it to begin with) the Series X is definitely the closest the Xbox or any game console has ever gotten to just being a full-blown PC. The first sign of this is definitely the specs, with a custom AMD RYZEN CPU and NAVI 2 GPU , specs which aren’t even on most gaming PCs today and yet to be released, along with the 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD and you know what, we’ll just let you see the other specs below:
8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
1 TB Custom NVME SSD
2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
USB 3.2 External HDD Support
4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS