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Microsoft Reveals Full Xbox Series X Specs

Microsoft has officially announced the specs of the upcoming Xbox Series X specs.

This week, Microsoft released a slew of blog posts covering aspects of its upcoming Xbox Series X console, which is set to launch later this year. According to Microsoft, the console “will set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility”.

According to Microsoft’s blog post on the console’s specs, the Xbox Series X will run games in 4K at 60 frames-per-second (FPS) with “no compromises”. The console will also feature a custom-designed processor powered by an 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and an RDNA 2-class GPU.

The full system specs include a one TB internal SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and 12 teraflops of graphics power, as previously leaked. The console also features a one TB expansion card, USB 3.2 external HDD support, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive. In addition, the Xbox Series X will support DirectX Raytracing that simulates the properties of light and sound in real-time.

Also in the article, a demo of 2019’s Gears 5 was shown where Microsoft confirmed that previous games will be optimised for the new console. The technical demo showed Gears 5 running at 60 FPS in 4K, and it featured several improvements including faster load times and more detailed shadows.

What’s more, the console features Quick Resume Technology which allows players to swap between multiple games at the press of a button. Players can continue games exactly where they left of and since a game’s state is stored directly into the console’s SSD, games still persist even if the console is turned off. Unfortunately, Microsoft has yet to reveal the console’s price and it’s unknown when the tech giant will confirm it.

Concern Over Delays

With the current coronavirus outbreak, many fans have expressed concern that the pandemic may delay the Xbox Series X’s release since the console is assembled in China, the country in which the virus originated.

The virus has led to hundreds of deaths around the world and has impacted dozens of businesses. Despite this, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Series X is still on track to release later this year.

In the various blog posts and news articles on the console’s specs and features released this week, Microsoft explicitly stated twice that the console is still planned to launch this holiday season.

According to Gamespot, the website followed up on Microsoft’s claim and asked if the firm was expecting any chain issues for the console, but Microsoft declined to comment. Similarly, Gamespot also approached Sony about COVID-19 delays but the firm did not respond.

Despite Microsoft’s claims, it’s still likely that the new console could face delays or issues at launch due to the current pandemic. However, we won’t know for sure until later this year when the console officially launches.

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