Microsoft decided to kick off March 16, 2020 with an explosion of Xbox Series X specs and information. The company set up a number of pages going over details about the console and its features. While some things we already knew about, like backwards compatibility, a lot of elements were elaborated on to help people better understand the console they will be getting.
Here are the full Xbox Series X specs. To help people understand them, there is a full Xbox.com glossary that defines terms like Auto Low Latency Mode, Direct ML, Project Acoustics, and RDNA,
CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size: 360.45mm
Process: 7mm Enhanced
Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 w/320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage: 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
Here’s a picture showing how these details can impact the Xbox Series X’s speeds.
This was accompanied by an Austin Evans and Digital Foundary hands-on videos looking at the system.
Here’s the Evans Xbox Series X look.
And here is Digital Foundary going over the Xbox Series X specs.
Some more specialized videos were shared on the official Xbox YouTube account. One looked at the Quick Resume feature.
The other looked at the new system’s loading times.
Microsoft also looked at the size of the Xbox Series X’s tower. It is a 151mm x 151mm x 301mm system. To provide an even better idea of scale, it provided an image showing the system next to a refrigerator.
The Xbox Series X has a holiday 2020 release window.