Brand new Xbox Series X released by Microsoft, giving another opportunity to the gamers to enhance the gaming experience with high-quality performances and specifications included. It’s now possible to have an 8K gaming experience with a console having all other major facilities including higher frame rates, real-time Ray Tracing, and less loading times in gameplays. This will bring everything you need to know, Xbox Series X: Specifications, Performances & More information to confirm whether buying an Xbox Series Xis worthy or not.
With the Xbox Series X, Microsoft had mainly focused on giving a high-quality gaming experience and this time they are ready to offer you more features and specifications for a much lower price for making it a good choice for a buyer. You can also have the next sibilling of Microsoft’s future generation consoles, The Xbox Series S for a much cheaper price than the Xbox Series X.There you’ll see fewer performances but it won’t be a bad choice for you.
Microsoft expected a smooth transition from the previous Xbox one and they named it Project Scarlett, and in The Game Awards 2019 Microsoft named the brand new console as Xbox Series X and given a far more date of release in 2020. They were ready to reveal a full specification and performance reveal but the Covid-19 Pandemic gave a full stop with the cancellation of both Game Developer Conference(GDC)2020 and E3 2020 events. However, Microsoft is emphasizing a gamer-centric approach to its new devices, including free updates through its “Smart Delivery” program, games developed for Series X hardware, and backward compatibility with previous-generation Xbox games, consoles, and accessories, which are improved versions of Xbox One games. The console can also benefit from their Xbox Game Pass game subscription service, as well as remote cloud gaming on mobile devices through their xCloud cloud game-streaming service.
Xbox Series X Design
For the High End and Main Target, Microsoft mainly wanted to upgrade the performances mainly in Graphics Processing and CPU units. But in order to double the performances, Developers noticed an unusual heat issue, and to fix that they had to go away and built a new design rather than the usual design used in Xbox one. This time with the Xbox Series X, the new dimensions will be 15.1 cm × 15.1 cm × 30.1 cm (5.9 in × 5.9 in × 11.9 in) with a mass of 9.8 pounds (4.4 kg) giving all the expected features by users from a next-level device.
With this design, there are two different circuit boards mounted on opposite sides of an aluminum chassis to create air channels for cooling that can reduce overheating. In one circuit CPU, GPU, and the power regulators are established and the next one works as a Southbridge to slow down I/O functions. And to place the other components including the heat sink, the electric shielding, power supply, optical drive, and the cooling fan the tower design was made. And that helps a lot in cooling and keeping all the other components like sensors and controllers inside.
Xbox Series X Specifications
AMD has taken place and took the lead in making CPU and GPU components in Gaming Consoles. By giving a head to head battle with both Nvidia and Intel companies this will be a good opportunity for AMD to prove their price to performance value to the gaming community. As the major specs, A custom 7 nm AMD Zen 2 CPU is powered by X with eight cores operating at a nominal 3.8 GHz or 3.6 GHz when simultaneous multithreading (SMT) is used. The underlying operating scheme is dedicated to one CPU core. The processing unit for graphics is also a custom unit built on the RDNA 2 graphics architecture of AMD. With 52 CUs and 3328 cores allowed, it has a total of 56 computer units (CUs) with 3584 cores and will run at a fixed 1.825 GHz.
This unit will be using 16GB SDRAM and it will operate separately, 10 GB with a speed of 560GB/s primarily used for graphic processing and the next 6GB at 336GB/s to be used mainly for processing and computing tasks. But the reviews say that a full capacity of around 13GB will be available to power up gaming in normal conditions. These performances made the Xbox Series X four times more powerful than the Xbox one and this can perform 120 frames per second(120FPS) and render up to 8K resolution.
Going away from the normal mechanical drives, The Xbox Series X was designed with a 1TB NVMe SSD drive, and this upgradable up to 2TB. Moreover that Xbox Series X and Series S will be the first-ever game consoles to support both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound in games. And it will also include an HDMI 2.1 output, three USB 3.1 ports, and an ethernet port. With the support of HDMI-CEC this time there won’t be ab infrared blaster or HDMI pass-through. Talking about the WiFi interface, IEEE 802.11ac standard wireless card is also included giving 5Ghz bandwidth.
Microsoft promised that all the games which supported in Xbox one and those which didn’t require Kinect sensor will also support in Xbox Series X. Both Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass online services will also accessible with this new device. And with the backward compatibility, the previous Xbox One controllers is compatible with the Modern Xbox Series X as they both use the same wireless technology but there will be a well-designed and upgraded controller with new features and buttons and it’s far more similar to what you’d find on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller. AA batteries can be used though there’s a rechargeable battery pack is available as an accessory. This console includes both real-time Graphical Ray Tracing and audio Ray Tracing powered by the graphical processing unit which can immerse real-time audio effects to the players inside a game.
With the above performances, Microsoft mainly targetted on 8K gaming which is the next level of gaming. All that power under the hood ensures that serious video quality is capable of the Series X. The console is rated for High Dynamic Resolution (HDR) 8K video playback. It’s a bit of future-proofing because, at least not for mainstream use, there is no 8K content at the moment. In the meantime, 4K video is available to enjoy. And if you can’t find any content on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, thanks to the physical drive, Blu-ray still exists.
But that’s not why you buy Series X. You’re looking at a beautiful 4K game and the console doesn’t let you down. The console allows you to blast enemies at 4K, 60 frames per second, but thanks to all that power, it has the potential to kick things up to 120 fps. A smoother experience than 60 fps, better animation detail, less input lag, and eventually a better gaming experience means raising the frame rate up to 120 fps. There are currently 16 games that support 120 fps and there will be a lot more after the launch of this brand new Xbox Series X.
Full List of Games that Supports 120FPS
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Gears 5
- Halo Infinite
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- Dirt 5
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- King Oddball
- Metal: Hellsinger
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Orphan of the Machine
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Second Extinction
- The Falconeer
- The Touryst
Here are some of the gameplays with the Brand New Xbox Series X which can help you to find out the performances of this new member of the Xbox family. The Introductory Price will be US$499(GB£449, €499, A$749) and it’s now officially released. This price can be varied according to any special features or editions added to it.
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