Xbox Series X: What The GPU is Truly Capable Of

After seven glorious years of high-quality gaming with Xbox One, the console will finally meet its successor – Microsoft releases Xbox Series X this November, and it’s huge news for any gaming lover. The new console will be a true powerhouse, as it will run high-end games at up to 8K resolution, just to say the least.

As the GPU is a crucial component of any computer, we have to dive deep into what Xbox Series X is packed with.

The semi-custom APU designed by Microsoft and AMD enters the spotlight

This is the chip that will power the next-generation Xbox Series X console, and we can bet that it will do a great job. There’s the N7 Enhanced node from TSMC that packs 15.3 billion transistors into the 360.4mm2 chip. Even though the chip was co-developed by Microsoft and AMD, TSMC finished its creation.

We shouldn’t also overlook the Zen 2-powered ‘server class’ CPU cores (more precisely: 8-core/16-thread) @ 3.8GHz. These will make an excellent team with the 16GB of GDDR6 @ 14Gbps mounted on a 320-bit memory bus that has 560GB/sec of bandwidth.

The 8K resolution is a goldmine

Once you connect the Xbox Series X console to an 8K monitor, you’ll have the privilege of enjoying your favorite games at the best video quality possible.  But the good news is far from over: the upcoming Xbox also features DXR (DirectX Raytracing), Machine Learning Acceleration, VRR (Variable Rate Shading), and the Xbox Velocity Architecture – there’s the ultra-fast NVMe-based SSD that’s capable of up to 4.8GB/sec.

There are plenty of high-end games confirmed to be arriving for Xbox Series X, and we can mention GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Marvel’s Avengers, Forza Horizon 4, Resident Evil: Village, Dirt 5, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, and many more.

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