Xbox Series X was unveiled during The Game Awards last night, December 12, 2019, as Microsoft proudly presented it with the bold slogan – the most powerful console ever. The name and the design are an upgrade of course compared to the Xbox One predecessor. The console was first announced at E3 2019, but it was known as “Project Scarlet”, which was pretty vague. Now, we can see this upcoming joy ride in all its glory, with its powerful specifications.
Right off the bat, the first thing that probably comes to attention is the design of the ventilation on the top part. It is somewhat a variation of the recently unveiled new Apple Pro. The companies are again on par, as this new console really looks very, VERY powerful inside and out. In fact, Microsoft estimates this to be four times more powerful console than Xbox One X. It has the AMD Zen 2 CPU, RDNA graphics, and other impressive features the world will surely need for the upcoming period of high-end games coming to us from 2020 and on.
Xbox Series X specs:
- AMD Zen 2 CPU
- RDNA Graphics architecture
- Custom-designed solid state drive
- GDDR6 SDRAM
- Real-time Ray-tracing lighting support
- 120 fps capability
- 8k resolution
Microsoft also promises the “dynamic latency input” and “auto-low latency mode” featured will improve response times noticeably, as the consoles vertical tower-like design also plays a part in its performance. The basic bundle comes with one controller included, which an updated version of the Xbox One controller and it is indeed compatible with the predecessor.
In fact, Xbox Series X comes fully compatible with the accessories made for Xbox One, which is mighty convenient! With this unveil Microsoft also said it is, as of now, stopping all further additions of all new titles to their backward compatibility program, as the company is focusing on this new consoles program in backward compatibility. Also, the physical distribution of discs with games is still continued, says Phil Spencer, the executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft.