Specs breakdown

Xbox Series X full tech specs

The Xbox Series X is arriving this year, and these are the tech specs that makes the new console tick.

Xbox Series X Hardware tech specs (source: Microsoft)

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X represents the next generation of the game console, and it’ll (once again) the most powerful console ever made, as it packs amazing tech specs. Some of which includes, an 8-core AMD zen 2 processor running at 3.8GHz, AMD RDNA 2 graphics with 12 teraflops and 52 compute units clocked at 1.825GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 RAM, and custom PCIe 4.0 NVME 1TB Solid-State Drive (SSD).

With the hardware specifications available in the next generation, users can expect 4K graphics at 60 fps (frames per second) standard, but the Series X will be capable of up to 8K resolution at 120fps. In addition, the console will also support Ray Tracing which is a new technology that enables more realistic lighting changes dynamically inside the game. (You can learn more about the features and other details in this guide.)

Xbox Series X tech specs

Here are the technical specifications available with the Xbox Series X:

Xbox Series X tech specs
Dimensions301mm (11.85in) tall and 151mm (5.95in) in depth and width
Weight9.8 pounds
Graphics12 TFLOPS (teraflops), 52 CUs (compute units) @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Processor8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
Memory16GB GDDR6 (10GB @ 560GB/s fast GPU optimal memory, 3.5GB @ 336GB/s standard memory, 2.5GB @ 336GB/s reserved memory for OS and apps)
Storage1TB PCIe 4.0 NVME Solid-State Drive (SSD) with speeds of 2.4GB/s (raw) and 4.8GB/s (compressed)
Disc Drive 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Power Supply 300w, internal
HDMI resolution and framerate 1x HDMI 2.1 (out)
4K @ 60fps, , up to 120fps
8K up to 120fps
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
USB Port 2x USB 3.2
Expandable Storage1TB Expansion Card
External StorageUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
IR Blaster No
Ray TracingYes
AudioAudio out only, through HDMI port

And yes, all your games from Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox will be backwards compatible with the Series X console.

The Xbox Series X is expected to release sometime during the 2020 holiday, and pricing is yet to be confirmed.