Xbox Series X Will Be Available Late This November
Microsoft’s flagship next generation console the Xbox Series X will be available this November 10, 2020 at $499 in the market. This will be the most powerful console that Microsoft has produced over the years with high-end specs, great series of games and great user experience.
The company is pretty confident about the Xbox Series X because they are aiming to run most games in 4K resolution and 60 frames per second which is a great feature to consumers. Some games can be played up to 8K resolution and 120 frames per second which is doubled.
Xbox loyal customers would be very pleased and excited about this. It takes gaming to a whole new level.
What to expect for the Xbox?
The new Xbox is different from the previous Xbox consoles but they made it look similar to a small gaming pc. The specs for the Xbox are; eight-core AMD Zen 2 Processor running at 3.8GHz, custom RDNA 2 AMP GPU that runs 12 TFLOPs of processing capabilities and 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
The new Xbox will not have any USB-C ports which is quite bad for some gamers but it will be equipped with Wi-Fi 5 for fast uploads and downloads.
This next generation console will have features like ray-tracing , a super-fast SSD, 4K visuals and 60 FPS to 8K and 120 FPS support and near-instant load times.
Xbox Series X Specs
- CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz 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: 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD
- I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s
- 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 @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
You can play the previous generation Xbox games in the Xbox series X and it also supports all existing Xbox One Accessories. The downside is the Microsoft announced that the new Xbox console will not be available for Virtual Reality.
Xbox Series X Controller
The new Xbox will have a slightly upgraded controller compared to the previous controller. It will have new features like a dedicated share button for easier screenshots and video clips. It will also have a new D-pad and textured dots on the bumpers while matte finish on certain buttons making it more resistant to wear and tear in the long run. The new controller will also work on Window PC’s and mobile phones.
The company has also announced that it is improving the latency in the player to console pipeline through a new feature called Dynamic Latency Input. This feature synchronizes input immediately on display making controls more precise and responsive.
There are things you need to know before buying the Xbox Console
Microsoft has taken gaming to a whole new level and by this, Xbox loyal customers will be having a blast when it is available in the market. Rumor says that the competition “PS5” will have similar specs with the new Xbox but let’s wait and see on November 10, 2020. It will be an awaited event for every Xbox Lovers.
The Xbox Series X is cost $499/£449/AU$749 when it hit stores. You can pay monthly via Xbox All Access program which allows to lease the console and get 24 months of Xbox Pass Ultimate starting at $34.99 per month. Pricing will be very worth it it lives up to its expectations but seeing the price and all the new upgrades, it is kind of reasonable. The previous Xbox consoles were worth their prices.