Tech Dive: Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X pre-orders have finally arrived on September 22. The Xbox Series X is priced at $499.99 and the cheaper version is the Xbox Series S which is priced at $299.99.

  • It is worth noting that the standard Xbox Series X is the same price as the standard edition of the PS5 ($499.99) whereas the cheaper model of the PS5, (Digital Edition) is $100.00 more than the Xbox Series S ($399.99 / $299.99)

The cheaper version of the new Xbox has the same next-gen performance but has you capped at 1440p.

A Look Inside the Machine

Looking into the Xbox Series X provides us with a picture of how crazy next-gen consoles are going to be. 

  • 12 teraflops of processing power
  • True 4k gaming
  • Frame rates up to 120 fps
  • 1 TB custom SSD

Microsoft has definitely created this new console with speed in mind without forgetting performance. With the new SSD, loading speeds will be beyond what we have ever seen in any past consoles.

With some games being able to run at 120 fps, compared to the old 60 fps, this will be a drastic increase in how we see the future of games coming to consoles in the future. 

More Tech Specs

ProcessorCPU. 8X Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU

GPU. 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
SOC Die Size. 360.45 mm

Process. 7nm Enhanced
Memory & StorageMemory. 16GB GDDR6 w/320 bit-wide bus

Memory Bandwidth. 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s.

Internal Storage. 1TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately).
Video CapabilitiesGaming Resolution. True 4K

High Dynamic Range. Up to 8K HDR

Optical Drive. 4K UHD Blu-Ray
Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS

HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync.
Ports & ConnectivityHDMI. 1x HDMI 2.1 port

USB. 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports

Wireless. 802.11ac dual band
Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000

Accessories radio. Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio.

Let us know what version of the Xbox you will be picking up!

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