Xbox Series X is an upcoming home video game console developed by Microsoft. Announced during E3 2019 as “Project Scarlett” and is scheduled to release on 10th of November 2020 which is rumored to be priced at $499.
Powered by a custom 7 nm AMD Zen 2 CPU with eight cores running at a nominal 3.8 GHz, or when simultaneous multithreading (SMT) is used, at 3.6 GHz. One CPU core is dedicated to the underlying operating system
The graphics processing unit is a custom unit based on AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture. It has a total of 56 compute units (CUs) with 3584 cores, with 52 CUs and 3328 cores enabled, and will be running at a fixed 1.825 GHz. This unit is capable of 12.155 teraflops of computational power
The unit ships with 16GB of GDDR6 SDRAM, with 10GB running at 560GB/s primarily to be used with the graphics system and the other 6GB at 336GB/s to be used for the other computing functions
Storage Expansion options
The console will support external storage through a proprietary SSD expansion card inserted into the back of the console
Due to the Xbox Velocity Architecture, games optimized for Xbox Series X can only be stored on the internal SSD or an expansion card. External USB storage can be used to store games for past Xbox consoles (including Xbox One and its predecessors). All SSD storage on the architecture uses PCI Express 4.0.
Microsoft has stated that Xbox Series X will support all games playable on Xbox One (excluding those that require the Kinect sensor), including those Xbox 360 and original Xbox console games currently supported through backward compatibility on the Xbox One, thus allowing the console to support four generations of games
The console will ship with an updated version of the wireless Xbox One controller. It will include all the same key buttons as the past controllers and adds a new “Share” button alongside the “View” and “Menu”, which is used to record and share video clips or screenshots from gameplay.
The controller will continue to use two AA batteries, though a rechargeable battery pack will be available as an accessory.
The new controller uses a standard USB-C charging port for its battery