It will be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X.
Xbox big boss Phil Spencer just revealed more details about the upcoming Xbox Series X, which is proving to be one of the most powerful consoles to be released. Scheduled to be released later this year, the Xbox Series X will be backward compatible with previous generations of Xbox games.
Powering the Xbox Series X is a custom AMD processor that is quoted to be four times faster than the Xbox One X. This will enable the console to achieve 12 teraflops, double of the current graphics performance of the current Xbox One X. Other fancy graphics technologies such as Variable Rate Shading and Raytracing will also be supported. The powerful hardware will also push the console to support frame rates of up to 120fps.
With Xbox Series X, POWER means games that look incredible and feel alive.
💪 12 Teraflops
💪 Custom RDNA 2 & Zen 2 Processor
💪 Variable Rate Shading
💪 Hardware Accelerated DirectX Raytracing
— Xbox (@Xbox) February 24, 2020
On the storage side, the Xbox Series X will utilize the use of solid-state drives (SSD) to help load games faster and will add the ability to suspend and resume games ASAP or even put the console to sleep without shutting it down, similar to a PC.
Backward compatibility on the Xbox Series X will include Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. The faster hardware also means that these games can benefit from faster load times and improved frame rates. Microsoft also said that it will employ a system called Smart Delivery where you can purchase a copy of a game and then play it on either the Xbox One or the new Xbox Series X.
Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades. Owners of #Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available. https://t.co/nfkfFLj85w
— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) February 24, 2020
In fact, CD Projekt Red, makers of Cyberpunk 2077, has announced that gamers who purchase the game in September for the Xbox One will get a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X copy.
Other hardware improvements on the Xbox Series X include Dynamic Latency that improves the connection between the controller and the console along with the new HDMI 2.1 port.
Overall, the Xbox Series X is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated consoles this year along with Sony’s PS5. Still, one thing Microsoft hasn’t revealed about the console is the price. The Xbox One originally launched with a $499 price, so expect something in that range with the Xbox Series X.
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