Before diving into new hardware details, Microsoft wanted to assure gamers that their new Xbox Series X console is nowhere near as large as a 70-inch fridge, as it stands at just 11.85 inches tall. So, there will be no surprises there. On the hardware side, the Xbox team confirmed that thew new console will be powered by an 8 core AMD Zen 2 CPU and an RDNA 2-class GPU. Read more for a hands-on and tech demo videos.
One other new feature the team mentioned was Xbox Velocity Architecture, which refers to the tight integration between hardware and software. This revolutionary new architecture is optimized for streaming of in game assets, thus unlocking new capabilities that have never been seen before in console development. It allows for 100 GB of game assets to be instantly accessible by the developer.
- Go all digital with the Xbox One S all digital edition and enjoy disc free gaming
- If purchased through Xbox all access: Enjoy low monthly payments for 24 months, no upfront cost, access to over 100 high-quality games and online multiplayer. Plus console upgrade option
- The previous generation bundle includes: Xbox One S 1TB All-digital edition console (Disc-free gaming), wireless controller, 1-month of Xbox live gold, and download codes for Minecraft, Sea of thieves and Fortnite Battle Royale
- Fortnite Battle Royale content includes 2000 V-Bucks, Legendary Rogue Spider Knight Outfit, and 2 Style Variants that unlock as in-game challenges are completed in free Fortnite Battle Royale and Creative Modes only save the world campaign not included Xbox live gold required to play Fortnite Battle Royale, Sea of Thieves, and multiplayer in minecraft (subscription sold separately)
- Pick up where you left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC with Xbox Play anywhere titles like sea of thieves
While the Xbox Series X will deliver a massive increase in GPU performance and continue to redefine and advance the state of art in graphics with new capabilities such as hardware accelerated raytracing. We don’t believe this generation will be defined by graphics or resolution alone,” said Jason Ronald, Director of Product Management on Xbox Series X.