Xbox Series X is officially declared as the next generation gaming console of Microsoft. The gaming console is going to be launched in the 2020 holiday season.
Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s highly awaited Xbox Scarlet or Project Scarlet console, which the company has been bothering for some time.
Xbox Series X design is quite different from the previous generation Xbox One consoles. It seems more like a tower PC, which should be used in a vertical orientation. Moreover, to the new console, Microsoft has also added the latest controller with refined design that would ship with the Xbox Series X next year. The new controller is compatible with its predecessors, and Windows 10 PCs as well.
Unveiled at The Game Awards, the new Xbox series X is declaring to bring a significant up-gradation over the previous Xbox One X concerning the processing power. It is also going to bundle with a ton of new features to offer a great gaming experience.
To start with the design, it is nothing too aggressive or flashy, as promised by the company. As mentioned above, the design looks similar to that of a svelte tower PC.
It can be used with both vertical and horizontal orientation, but the former is the one that looks much like how Microsoft intends to position it.
The chief of Xbox division, Phil Spencer, says that the Xbox Series X is the most powerful and the fastest console ever developed by the company. Most importantly, Microsoft did not miss out on any of the backward compatibility and made it clear that its latest console will bring “thousands of games from three generations and more front with you.” But Microsoft did not quantify the additions in detail. The Xbox Series X will deliver a processing power that would be four times of Xbox One X.
The Xbox Series X will feature a custom design of CPU based on Radeon RDNA and AMD’s Zen 2 architecture. Microsoft is also employing an NVMe SSD on Xbox Series X that guarantees to boost load times. Xbox Series X will also support frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, 8K gaming, variable refresh rate support, and ray tracing.
To compare, the Xbox One X has GPU performance of 6 teraflops, and the Xbox Series X could be able to have 12 teraflops of GPU performance.
In an interview by Game Spot, Spenser said, “We desired to have an exciting upgrade from the Xbox One base console. So when we do the math, we are over two times the GPU power of the Xbox One X, and eight times what an Xbox One is.”
— Aaron Greenberg ❎ (@aarongreenberg) December 13, 2019