Xbox Series X

Microsoft opens up the hood of the Xbox Series X

We got our first look at the upcoming Xbox Series X late last year, and now Microsoft is giving a better look at some of its internal components.

The heart of the system is called the Xbox Velocity Architecture; it offers enhanced performance using a combination of hardware and software. This includes a specially designed system on a chip based on the AMD Zen 2 processor and a built-in 1TB SSD drive. Microsoft reveals that the console’s processor will run at 12 teraflops, and is able to output video up to 120 fps in 4K and 8K.

With all these technological terms, Microsoft shared some videos to give an idea over the improvements games would take to load in comparison with that of an Xbox One X.

Also shared was another video demonstrating the Quick Resume feature, allowing gamers to quickly and seamlessly jump between apps and games or resuming where last left off, eliminating loading wait times.

With all that power, Microsoft has made some adjustments to the cooling, utilizing a split motherboard, heat sink, vapor chamber for the processor, and a large silent fan to move air around its internal components.

The controller has undergone a total redesign, with the Xbox Wireless Controller using “refined geometry” for a better hold, a textured control sticks and updated D-pad. New buttons allows capturing and sharing of content, and to quickly connect to supported devices, including consoles, PCs and even mobile devices.

Xbox Wireless Controller
The redesigned Xbox Wireless Controller for the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X is expected to launch in late 2020.

Source: Xbox

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