Microsoft has been drip-feeding bits of information about its upcoming Xbox Series X next-generation console. The last highlight was that the console was capable of 12 teraflops of GPU performance. More recently, the company has shared the full spec sheet of the console.
To quickly cut to the chase, this is all that the Xbox Series X will be packing when it launches:
Most of what we see here, we’ve already seen before, but it doesn’t make them any less impressive. Though what’s new here is also the most interesting part, and that’s the storage medium. Internally, it has a custom 1TB NVMe SSD, but it also supports what looks like a proprietary expansion card. But fortunately, it will still be supporting standard external HDDs via USB 3.2.
Microsoft also took this opportunity to show the difference in loading speeds between the Xbox Series X and the Xbox One X. The next-generation console was already previously established as being twice as fast as the most powerful current-gen variant. And you can see what that’s actually like in the tech demo below, showing the load times of State of Decay 2 between the two machines.
In the demo, you can see that the Xbox Series X loaded the game in 10 seconds. While it’s not as seamless as previously touted, the it still loaded the game about 40 seconds faster than its most powerful predecessor.
Now it feels like the ball is truly in Sony’s court. The PlayStation 5 will have to be able to match this impressive display, if not surpass it.