Series X specs revealed

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#1 SupremeAC
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... By Digital Foundry. Here's a comparision chart with current gen Xbox models:

Xbox Series XXbox One XXbox One S
CPU8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)8x Custom Jaguar Cores at 2.13GHz8x Custom Jaguar Cores at 1.75GHz
GPU12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 26 TFLOPs, 40 CUs at 1.172GHz, Custom GCN + Polaris Features1.4 TFLOPS, 12 CUs at 914MHz, Custom GCN GPU
Die Size360.45mm2366.94mm2227.1mm2
ProcessTSMC 7nm EnhancedTSMC 16nmFF+TSMC 16nmFF
Memory16GB GDDR612GB GDDR58GB DDR3, 32MB ESRAM
Memory Bandwidth10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s326GB/s68GB/s, ESRAM at 219GB/s
Internal Storage1TB Custom NVMe SSD1TB HDD1TB HDD
IO Throughput2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)120MB/s120MB/s
Expandable Storage1TB Expansion Card--
External StorageUSB 3.2 HDD SupportUSB 3.2 HDD SupportUSB 3.2 HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Performance Target4K at 60fps - up to 120fps4K at 30fps - up to 60fps1080p at 30fps up to 60fps

interesting bits:

  • the die size is much smaller than expected, which means the console might be less horrifically expensive than presumed.
  • the SSD has a huge IO throughput, meaning that less data will need to be stored in RAM
  • the SSD looks like a memory card, which makes it easily swappable, but probably also very expensive.
  • You can place the Series X horizontally, makeing it look even less visually appealing.
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Mmm. Those Xbox Series X specs look delicious.

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@Archangel3371 said:

Mmm. Those Xbox Series X specs look delicious.

Please refrain from taking a byte out of them.

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@SupremeAC said:
@Archangel3371 said:

Mmm. Those Xbox Series X specs look delicious.

Please refrain from taking a byte out of them.

Just a bit please.

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#5 sealionact
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Already in another thread.

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#6 Ovirew
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It looks good. I mean I'm no techie, but it looks like it'll improve quite a bit.

I still will likely just get the XBOX One X for now, since I want to get back into it this year. But Series X is tempting. And I actually like the design.

Major Nelson also posted an article gathering together a lot of Series X info into one spot. Worth checking them out. One thing they mention about the Series X controller, the new d-pad looks odd but supposedly it works really well for different kinds of games due to its 'cup' design.

And Idk why I thought a small die size would mean the system is more expensive. I'm all for more affordable!

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Nice. 1TB NVMe SSD. Not a hybrid solution.

And good to see 60fps as the performance target

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Awesome, this is stronger than Nintendo Switch!

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@mclarenmaster18:no it's not. it doesn't have NVIDIA graphics. it has to have NVIDIA graphics to be more powerful than a switch :P j/k

in all seriousness though overall i'm happy with that spec. great CPU, nice looking GPU. the RAM setup is a bit odd but understandable and it's not going to cripple games or anything.

the only things that i find disappointing is the controller (complete lack of ideas. not even flappy paddle buttons as standard) and the custom SSD format. i was really hoping they would use an off the shelf m.2 NVME SSD.

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#10 npiet1
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Glad they got the extension slot for storage now I can have 20 games instead of 10. Hope the PS5 is similar.

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#11 jahnee
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Amazing innovative architecture. Alongside the free games that will get an upgrade (Cyberpunk 2077, Gears 5, Forza Horizon 60/120fps modes, free hdr upgrades) this is an easy upgrade for me from the X.

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@osan0: In the near future, compare Forza Motorsport 8 or Horizon 5 to Gear.Club Unlimited 1 & 2 then see what I mean.

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That's quite a decent leap from current gen in terms of specs.

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#14 RatchetClank92
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Woo specs look good, excited to see how PS5 compares.

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#15  Edited By RSM-HQ
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@Archangel3371 said:
@SupremeAC said:
@Archangel3371 said:

Mmm. Those Xbox Series X specs look delicious.

Please refrain from taking a byte out of them.

Just a bit please.

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#16 hrt_rulz01
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Bring it on!