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The Xbox Series X Console Specs Have Been Revealed

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The Xbox Series X Console Specs Have Been Revealed

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revealed the official specs of the Xbox Series X console.

The upcoming console’s specs were shared in a blog post yesterday (February 24) in a blog post. In it, Spencer confirmed that the next-generation Xbox will 12 teraflops of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance, support variable-rate shading and hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing.

The console will reportedly use AMD’s Zen 2 processor and RDNA 2 GPU, delivering four times the processing power of the Xbox One. The raytracing also allows for more realistic environments including true-to-life lighting and reflections.

Spencer’s blog post also touched on several quality-of-life improvements to boost immersion. The console will include SSD storage to support larger worlds and speed up loading times. The Xbox Series X will also include a Quick Resume feature which allows users to continue playing multiple games from a suspended state instantly. There will be no loading screens.

In addition, the game will support up to 120 frames-per-second (fps) which, according to Spencer’s post will allow developers to exceed the standard 60 fps for “heightened realism or fast-paced action.”

Finally, the console, which is set to launch later this year, will be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 and original Xbox, allowing users to play four generations of games via the console. The next-generation console also includes special technology which allows users to purchase one game and play it on any Xbox console.

This Smart Delivery technology will be available for all developers and publishers. Spencer also stated that Microsoft is committed to using the technology on all of the tech giant’s Xbox Game Studios titles including the upcoming Halo Infinite.

The Future Of Gaming

Speaking about the upcoming console, Spencer wrote: “The future of gaming has never been more inspiring. Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games – and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love.

“The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation.”

He later added: “Xbox Series X is our fastest, most powerful console ever, designed for a console generation that has you at its centre. This means a high-fidelity gaming experience enclosed in a quiet and bold design, with the ability to discover thousands of games across four generations, all with more playing and less waiting.

“Whether it’s empowering amazing creators at out 15 Xbox Game Studios, fueling game discovery with Xbox Game Pass or expanding what and where you can play with Project xCloud, Team Xbox stands for frictionless pathways between players and the best experiences our remarkable art form has to offer.

“Xbox Series X represents that same commitment for players who want immediate immersion in games that also look and feel better than ever. We can’t wait to share more details about the new Xbox with you in the coming months.”

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