The upcoming console can handle 4K and 8K gaming
While we wait for Holiday 2020 for the official launch of the XBox Series X, Microsoft started to reveal some of its features in a post. Headlining the list of features is a custom 7nm AMD Zen 2 octa-core processor that has a clock speed of up to 3.8Ghz. For the GPU, the XBox Series X will have a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU that has 52 compute units running at 1.825Ghz each and 12 Teraflops of processing power.
Microsoft also confirmed that the XBox Series X will have 16GB GDDR6 RAM, which is allocated between the GPU, OS and the system. A custom 1TB NVMe SSD will serve as internal storage, with options for removable storage and USB 3.2 removable HDD.
When it comes to games, the XBox can handle 4K resolution at 60FPS, with support for up to 120FPS (in 4K) and up to 8K resolution if the demands for it. To showcase the improvements, Microsoft posted a video comparing the XBox Series X’s load times with the current XBox One X.
Other features include support for Ray Tracing and Quick Resume—a feature that lets you to seamless switch from game to game to the last game state.
Expect Microsoft to reveal more details about the XBox Series X in the coming weeks.