Microsoft will release its next-generation console in less than a month, and we should consider ourselves privileged to be able to take a look at the packaging already. Xbox Series X will make a lot of gamers happy and forget about the good old Xbox One, with no disrespect aimed towards the predecessor console.
Xbox Series X arrives on November 10, and it will be featuring superior graphics power to any other console created by Microsoft. Best Buy Canada’s Jon Scarr found a photo of the cardboard container and posted it online:
Isn't this retail box of Xbox Series X gorgeous? 💚😍🎮 pic.twitter.com/i962gh531a
— Jon Scarr 🇨🇦🎮🎃 (@4Scarrs_Gaming) October 8, 2020
Xbox Series X supports resolutions up to 8K, backward compatibility for all the games destined for predecessor consoles, the purge of the annoying in-game loading times, and much more.
The specs for Xbox Series X are as following:
- CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.66GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
- GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
- Die Size: 360.45 mm2
- Process: 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD
- I/O Throughput: 2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression
- Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
- External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
- Performance Target: 4K @ 60fps, Up to 120fps
The Xbox Series X console will cost £449 / $499 in stores, while its ‘little sister’ Xbox Series S will be only $299 / £249. Pre-orders for both consoles had become available. Each of the two next-generation Xbox consoles will be featuring an SSD, which is a much better option than the classical hard disk drive. The Series X’s storage space will have a 1TB internal SSD, while the Series S will have only a 512GB SSD.
Both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be capable of running the same games, and also all the titles available for the entire Xbox universe.