Xbox Series X tech specs

The Xbox Series X arrives on November 10, 2020, and this is the list of specs that makes the new console tick.

Xbox Series X Hardware tech specs (source: Microsoft)
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 in the market, 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 specs list

Here are the hardware specs available with the Xbox Series X:

Xbox Series X 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 will cost $499, and it’ll launch alongside the Xbox Series S on November 10, 2020. Preorders will begin on September 22 at the Microsoft Store.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].