Xbox Series X revealed to be "eight times more powerful than the Xbox One"
Christmas 2020 is going to be an interesting one.
With both Sony and Microsoft set to launch their next generation of consoles in time for Santa to deliver them to all the good folk out there, it still isn't 100% clear which is going to be the better/more powerful entertainment system.
While Sony are sitting out pretty much every major gaming event over the next few weeks and months, including E3 this June, Microsoft are setting out their stall pretty early.
Admittedly, nothing as juicy as the actual launch date or price tag have been revealed, but the full technical specifications for the Xbox Series X have been revealed in an official posting, and they are quite impressive... if you're capable of actually understanding them, that is.
We're sure that "terraflops" are technically impressive in some way, but for some reason that word just makes us giggle.
So, the full specs are as follows:
- 12 Teraflops
- Custom RDNA 2 & Zen 2 Processor
- Variable Rate Shading
- Hardware Accelerated DirectX Raytracing
- Custom Built SSD
- Quick Resume for Multiple Games
- Dynamic Latency Input
- HDMI 2.1
- Auto Low Latency Mode
- Variable Refresh Rate
- 120 FPS Support
But what does all of that mean?
Basically, the Xbox Series X is gonna be VERY VERY VERY FAST.
The internal power will be twice that of the Xbox One X, and eight times faster than the Xbox One, with Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer stating:
"Xbox Series X delivers a true generational leap in processing and graphics power with cutting edge techniques resulting in higher frame rates, larger, more sophisticated game worlds, and an immersive experience unlike anything seen in console gaming."
He also stated that due to the new Solid State Drive (SSD), you'll be able to switch between games much faster, with loading times potentially massively cut down, allowing players "to continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens."
Your move, Sony!