Microsoft Provides More Details on Xbox Series X and Loading Time Examples

Xbox Series X will feature shorter load times and the ability to pause 3 games

By Grayshadow, Posted 16 Mar 2020

Today Microsoft provided more details on the Xbox Series X. Providing more details about the specs and new examples of the system running.

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Xbox Wire also details a list of specifications.


8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU


12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU

Die Size

360.45 mm2


7nm Enhanced


16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus

Memory Bandwidth

10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s

Internal Storage

1 TB Custom NVME SSD

I/O Throughput

2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)

Expandable Storage

1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)

External Storage

USB 3.2 External HDD Support

Optical Drive

4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive

Performance Target

4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

Gears 5 was used as an example. With the game running on ultra PC settings. With higher resolution, textures, particle effects, and volumetric fog. With the game running at 60 fps and 4K.

Microsoft provided a short tech demo showing how the Xbox Series X can pause multiple games and resuming them with no issue. Shown was Ori and the Blind Forest, Forza Motorsport 7, The Cave, State of Decay 2, and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Players will also be able to pick up their latest starting point even if the console is turned off and turned back on. With the SSD storing the information.

Microsoft also showed off the new controller design. It looks very similar to the Xbox One controller with slight changes. The D-pad has 2 swappable designs similar to the Elite controller and the trigger and bumpers have dotted grips instead of just being smooth.

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I'm skeptical, after all, I was one of the people who purchased the Xbox 360 when it first released. Never forget the Red Ring of Death. So let's see if the Xbox Series X will release and deliver everything that is promised this holiday season.

Adam Siddiqui,
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Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox 360
Publisher(s): Microsoft
Developer(s): Microsoft
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Release Date: 2020

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