Xbox Series X Quick Tech Review
The current generation of consoles and with it the era of Microsoft’s Xbox One is drawing to a close. And the future is already at the door. Microsoft’s next-gen console’s Xbox Series X.
In this article, you will find all the essential information about the console, which we have divided into different categories.
Xbox Series X Dimensions
We can tell you the exact dimensions of the Xbox Series X: 29.6 cm x 15.1 cm x 15.1 cm. The weight is about 4.5 kilograms.
What will the Xbox Series X price be?
The Xbox Series X will cost 499 euros to start. The sister model — the Xbox Series S — costs 299 euros.
Xbox Series S: The second model
There have been rumors about this for some time, at the beginning of September 2020 Microsoft officially confirmed the second next-gen Xbox model with the title Xbox Series S, which is a bit more compact and also has a slightly weaker technical equipment.
When the Xbox 360 was launched in 2005, Microsoft had already offered two console models (Xbox 360 Arcade and Pro), which, apart from a few details, did not differ technically. So there is already experience with this concept.
What hardware is in the Xbox Series X?
The specs of the next Xbox models are probably of interest to everyone who deals with the upcoming consoles. For a long time, it was only speculation until Microsoft created the first facts at E3 2019 and published the console’s technical data in March 2020. Here are the final hardware specs:
- CPU: eight-core CPU with 3.8 GHz each (Custom Zen 2)
- GPU: 12 TeraFLOPS, 52 CUs (Custom RDNA 2)
- RAM: 16GB GDDR6
- Hard drive: 1 TB (Custom NVME SSD)
- Additional storage: 1 TB expansion card
- External storage: USB 3.2
- Drive: 4K UHD Blu Ray Drive
Custom chipset from AMD
The hardware core of the system formerly known as Project Scarlett is a Navi 2 chip specially developed for the console by hardware specialist AMD with a total of eight cores. High-speed RAM and a new form of SSD hard drives (built-in 1TB) should ensure that the Xbox Series X runs significantly faster than the Xbox One (X) — namely up to 40 times.
The Scarlett is said to be four times as powerful as the Xbox One X.
Xbox Series X teraflops, RAM, and CPU performance
The Xbox Series X has the graphics processing power of up to 12 TeraFLOPS, which is a significant leap compared to the previous generation (for comparison: the Xbox One X has a graphics processing power of 6 TeraFLOPS). The Series S model, on the other hand, “only” manages 4 TeraFLOPS, which is roughly on par with the PS4 Pro, even if TeraFLOP values are difficult to compare across generations.
The eight-core CPU of the Series X is clocked at 3.8 GHz, which is roughly four to five times the speed of the Xbox One X. This is mainly due to the significantly better caching and further optimization of the system architecture.
Also, the console has 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM, 13.5 of which are reserved for games and two and a half are available for the operating system. With the Series S, games have access to 10 GB. For comparison: The Xbox One X is equipped with a total of 12 GB of RAM.