As everyone knows that there will be no E3 this summer. So, most probably Microsoft will be releasing all the specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X online, In a tweet on Monday, Microsoft reveals the dimensions of the Xbox Series X in comparison to that of a fridge. Microsoft unveils the size of the Xbox console to be 301mm x 151mm x 151mm. Well, that is quite small as compared to the dimensions of a fridge that is 1778mm x 635mm x 762mm. The tweet is given below;
The reason why Microsft used a fridge to scale the consoles’ size is that many people started comparing the console’s size to a fridge. Unsurprisingly, we can see why people made fun of it to look like a household appliance. This is because when it stands tall, its rectangular shape resembles that of a fridge and the disc drive serves to be as a door handle. But thanks to the tweet given by the Xbox official page, we can now estimate that the Xbox Series X might look like a fridge but is not as large as one.
However, if we compare the Microsoft Xbox Series X size to the older consoles, it’s still giant. The Xbox One has a height of 61 mm while the height of PS4 is 55mm. There is, still, no information about the dimensions or size of Sony’s upcoming PS5. Despite the fact that it is larger than the older consoles, still, it’s quite small compared to a fridge. And, it is undoubtedly, the size of a typical home console.
Faster Loading Times for the Microsoft Xbox Series X
Microsoft has also revealed the detailed specs of its upcoming Xbox Series X console on Monday 16 March. According to the blog post by Microsoft, the company says that the new console will set a new bar for performance, compatibility, and speed. And undoubtedly, the specs of the console support their claim.
Microsoft also claims that the load times for the Xbox Series X will be greatly reduced as compared to its older consoles. In a video uploaded by Xbox on Youtube, the two consoles are loading up the State of Decay 2 game side-by-side. It is seen that the Xbox Series X just took 11 seconds to jump to the game from the main menu. while it took 40 more seconds for the Xbox One X to load the game. The video trailer can be seen below;
Along with faster loading times and small size, Microsoft says that the custom processor will be 4 times more powerful than the Xbox One. Hence, allowing users to use 12 teraflops of GPU performance. Also, Microsoft outlines the Xbox Series X outstanding and variable-rate shading and hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing. DirectX raytracing stimulates the properties of light and sound in real-time more accurately.
Here are given the detailed specs of the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X
|CPU||8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU|
|GPU||12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU|
|Die Size||360.45 mm2|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s|
|Performance Target||4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive|
|External Storage||USB 3.2 External HDD Support|
|Expandable Storage||1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)|
|I/O Throughput||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)|
|Internal Storage||1 TB Custom NVME SSD|
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Xbox Series X is set to release in the holiday season 2020. The company will most likely hold a live stream this week to share more specs and features on the Xbox Series X and Project xCloud.
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