Since the reveal of the official Xbox Series X name, Microsoft has been drip-feeding information about the next generation console. Now, the company has consolidated all the facts about the upcoming console, including a new one. The new Xbox will be capable of 12 teraflops of GPU performance.
This confirms that the Xbox Series X will indeed be twice as powerful as the Xbox One X, and eight times more than the base Xbox One. Xbox head Phil Spencer previously revealed this fact to GameSpot.
As unveiled during The Game Awards 2019, the Xbox Series X will feature a custom CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA 2 architecture. This allows it to run hardware accelerated DirectX ray tracing. As for resolution and framerates, the console is expected to be capable of 4K graphics, as well as 120fps. Though Spencer did say that the company will prioritise the latter over the former.
The Xbox Series X will also be using NVMe SSD for storage. In addition to immensely reduce load times, it will also allow the console to run multiple games at a time. You’ll then be able to continue them from a suspended state almost immediately, rather than having to wait for the game to load up from scratch.
Microsoft has been quite generous with details of its upcoming console, at least when compared to Sony and the PS5. That said, the company says it will share even more details “in the coming months”. But the most important ones, pricing and availability, will likely have to wait until its launch at the end of the year.