It seems like all the speculations regarding the Xbox Series X were indeed true. Microsoft has officially revealed what kind of specs the Xbox Series X will have under the hood. The most striking info of all is the presence of a whopping 12 Tflops GPU. That’s twice the Xbox One X and eight times the original Xbox One
In a blog post, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer writes about the hardware the Xbox Series X will be featuring. The Series X will indeed be based on AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. Apart from that, the console will also have features such as Variable Rate Shading (VRS) and hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing.
Here are some of the miscellaneous features as mentioned on Microsoft’s blog :-
- SSD Storage: With our next-generation SSD, nearly every aspect of playing games is improved. Game worlds are larger, more dynamic and load in a flash and fast travel is just that – fast.
- Quick Resume: The new Quick Resume feature lets you continue multiple games from a suspended state almost instantly, returning you to where you were and what you were doing, without waiting through long loading screens.
- Dynamic Latency Input (DLI): We’re optimizing latency in the player-to-console pipeline starting with our Xbox Wireless Controller, which leverages our high bandwidth, proprietary wireless communication protocol when connected to the console. With Dynamic Latency Input (DLI), a new feature which synchronizes input immediately with what is displayed, controls are even more precise and responsive.
- HDMI 2.1 Innovation: We’ve partnered with the HDMI forum and TV manufacturers to enable the best gaming experience through features such as Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). ALLM allows Xbox One and Xbox Series X to automatically set the connected display to its lowest latency mode. VRR synchronizes the display’s refresh rate to the game’s frame rate, maintaining smooth visuals without tearing. Ensuring minimal lag and the most responsive gaming experience.
- 120 fps Support: With support for up to 120 fps, Xbox Series X allows developers to exceed standard 60 fps output in favor of heightened realism or fast-paced action.