There is much to be discussed here, but first let’s get to the basics: the technical specifications of the Xbox Series X.
The Microsoft console comes equipped with a custom AMD chip with RDNA 2 architecture that is capable of delivering 12 Teraflops of raster graphics processing on the GPU, a calculation that comes from 52 computational units at a frequency of 1,825 MHz. On the CPU side, we have an AMD Zen 2 processor with 3.6 GHz clock speeds up to 3.8 GHz in simultaneous multi-thread mode. As such, both components make a giant leap from the 1.31 Teraflops GCN architecture, with 12 computational units at just 853 Mhz and the original Xbox One’s 1.75 GHz Jaguar processor. Even in relation to the Xbox One X, the jump is also great, leaving the Jaguar of 2.23 GHz and GPU of 40 computational units of 1,172 MHz, which resulted in 6 Teraflops.
|Xbox Series X (2020)||Xbox One (2013)|
|CPU||Custom 8-core Zen 2 @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with multithreaded)||Jaguar 8-core @ 1.75 GHz|
|GPU||Customized RDNA 2 of 12 TFLOPS, 52 computational units @ 1,825 GHz||1.31 TFLOPS custom GCN, 12 computational units @ 853 MHz|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6||8 GB DDR3|
|RAM memory transfer||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s||8 GB @ 68.3 GB/s|
|Internal storage||1TB SSD NVMe||500 GB HDD|
|Data transfer rate||2.4 GB / s and 4.8 GB / s for unzipped files|
|Optical drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive||Full HD Blu-Ray Drive|
|Weight||4,45 kg||3,5 kg|
|Dimensions||151 x 151 x 301 mm (width, depth and height)||333 x 274 x 79 mm (width, depth and height)|
In the internal memories, we see several differences too: the Xbox One was equipped with 8 GB DDR3, while the Xbox One X had 12 GB GDDR5 and now the Xbox Series X has 16 GB GDDR6. This guarantees more RAM for the interface and games, as well as a much higher data transmission speed, helping with system fluidity, loading elements in games and much more.
On the storage side, the Xbox Series X debuts the use of SSDs on consoles, but not any SSD: the device comes equipped with 1 TB NVMe with 2.4 GB / s transfer and up to 4.8 GB / s of compressed data .
Its body is rectangular, with the following dimensions: 15.1 cm x 15.1 cm x 30.1 cm. The Series X weighs 4.4 kg, which is very lightweight, considering its larger size and the example of other more recent Microsoft consoles, such as the Xbox One X.
At the top of the console, as we have already pointed out in the unboxing, the Xbox Series X has a huge opening with grills decorated with green paint internally. The visual effect is nice, but the grille is functional: it is there that all the air emitted by the gigantic cooler inside the console, the main responsible for keeping the device well cooled.
At the rear of the console, we have a very compact and almost minimalist design for the entrances and exits. Series X basically has the same connections as the Series S: two USB 3.0 ports, network cable input, power cable input, HDMI 2.1 output, and a space for the Microsoft proprietary and official expandable storage card.