Microsoft Reveals Xbox Series X At Game Awards

Category: Games, Date: 13/Dec/2019

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Microsoft revealed the name and design for their next-gen Xbox, the Xbox Series X, during the Game Awards 2019, which will be coming in the holiday season of 2020.

The new console’s design looks completely different than the older generation, the console looks like a black tower or a “brick” as many have described it. Two small buttons are located on the left (probably the power and reset buttons) along with the disk drive.

Phil Spencer revealed to GameSpot that the Xbox Series X will be the fastest and most powerful Xbox ever made. He promised that it will “deliver four times the processing power of Xbox One X in the most quiet and efficient way.”

Microsoft showcased Hellblade 2 on the Xbox Series X, a new game for Ninja Theory which was announced for the new console.

Microsoft didn’t reveal anything in regards to the GPU performance but Spencer dropped a hint. “We wanted to have a dramatic upgrade from the Xbox One base console,” says Spencer. “So when we do the math, we’re over eight times the GPU power of the Xbox One and two times what an Xbox One X is.” The Xbox One X is 6 teraflops of GPU performance, meaning the Xbox Series X could be capable of 12 teraflops.

Microsoft will include a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture for the Xbox Series X. They are also using an NVMe SSD on Xbox Series X, aimed at boosting load times. 

Xbox Series X will also support 8K gaming, frame rates of up to 120 fps, ray tracing, and variable refresh rate support. Microsoft has yet to announce the price of the new console.