Xbox Series X: INSIDE LOOK Release Date and Full Specs
The next-gen Xbox is coming very soon, and in order for you to decide on whether you’ll get on it at launch. Here is a breakdown of everything we could find out about this console including the release and full specs.
We will keep this up to date as more information on this console emerges so feel free to return to this post at any time.
Officially Xbox has said the release is in holiday 2020 which means we could get it as early as October or by December at the latest.
COVID-19: Despite the challenges facing Xbox they put out a statement in early march claiming the release would be unaffected. However, it is unclear of the impact on the exclusives in development at this time.
CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT) 7nm GPU: 12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2 Memory: 16GB GDDR6 Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVMe SSD External Storage: USB 3.2 HDD Support Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive Performance Target: 4K at 60fps – up to 120fps Ports: HDMI 2.1 Output, 3x USB 3.2, Networking Port, Expanded Storage Slot, Power Input Compatibility: With All Xbox One Accessories, Smart Delivery
Potential 8K Resolutions
Variable Rate Shading
Auto Low Latency Mode
The new console has some impressive specs, with 120 fps support, potential 8K resolutions with ray tracing technology and variable rate shading. This combination means more stable frame rates, higher resolutions and overall better performance bringing the Xbox up to standard. It’s no secret that the next generation is a huge step up in performance and visual fidelity. With the new console brings ‘true 4K’ meaning it is able to natively play games at 4K resolutions, 4 times the pixels as 1080p, at 60 fps.
Microsoft has opened up the platform to work for the gamer. Not only does all your existing Xbox One accessories work with the new generation it also brings some extra compatibility features that are perfect for anyone. Obviously backwards compatibility has been expanded allowing previous-generation games to be played, from the Xbox One through the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. Many games will be available in this way and will receive a performance boost as well.
Xbox has made a positive statement that will save people that upgrade to the new consoles some money on their games. A new feature which is currently confirmed for all Xbox exclusives will mean those that have bought the game on a previous console will receive the game for free when they upgrade. This is a breath of fresh air as games are often released before the new console does and those that do buy early will not miss out. It means that if you have bought the game previously on the Xbox One then you will be able to experience the full graphical and performance upgrades of the game on the new console.
This isn’t a complete overhaul for a new generation but it doesn’t really need to be. The Xbox One had a decent controller, the problem was that it lacked some features the competitor’s controller had. However, the new controller does bring with it a few new features, including a refined shape, textured grip and a hybrid D-pad.