Microsoft has dropped an early look at its next-generation Xbox console, paving the underpinnings of the future of Xbox. The upcoming Xbox Series X has received several unveilings in recent months, pitching a console surpassing early expectations, bundling a ton of high-performance hardware. We now know the full lineup of planned internals, ahead of its release scheduled for late 2020.
Xbox Series X Full Tech Specs
While current reports allude to tiered Xbox consoles dubbed “Anaconda” and “Lockhart,” Microsoft’s public-facing efforts currently focus on one device. The console aims to achieve 8K resolutions, or 4K at up to 120 frames-per-second (FPS), complemented by ray-tracing, variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and more. Here’s the full list of planned Xbox Series X specifications.
A Navi-based GPU flanks the Zen 2 brains, powered by AMD’s latest wave of RDNA graphics technologies. It assembles a formidable SoC for next-generation gaming, clocking in at 12 teraflops, indicating its ability to process 12 trillion floating-point operations per second. In short, that means a console vastly superior to anything on the market (including the 6TF Xbox One X) and on track to surpass graphics cards like the GeForce RTX 2080.
The Xbox Series X also comes with the added capabilities of “hardware-accelerated” ray tracing. NVIDIA has already drawn eyes with its GeForce RTX GPU lineup’s real-time ray tracing capabilities, and both Microsoft and Sony are set to follow suit for more realistic lighting.
The result is a future-facing console built on strong foundations, already pushing the higher end of the PC market. Paired with the benefits of SSD storage, Xbox Series X establishes a promising baseline for the next generation of consoles.
Xbox Series X is slated to launch in the 2020 holiday season, with pricing still to be confirmed.