If you’re not living under a rock, you’ll know about the rivalry between Xbox fans and Playstation fans. Especially this winter, with both the Xbox series X and Playstation 5 being released. If you’re not sure which to go for, here is everything you need to know to realise why you should buy the Xbox Series X.
If you know anything about technology, you’re probably hoping the specs will tell you everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new toy. In which case, here’s a summary.
- 8 Zen 2 3.8GHz Cores
- 12 TFLOPs, 52 1.825GHz CUs
- 16GB GDDR6 memory
- 10GB at 560GB/s or 6GB at 336GB/s memory bandwidth
- 1TB expansion card expandable storage
- USD 3.2 HDD support
- 4k UHD Blu0ray drive
Just like its competition, the Series X has ray-tracing capabilities for more realistic lighting, reflections and sound. The demo has shown that is can render detailed, photo-realistic environments without an issue. The Series X also has an SSD to allow for speedy loading.
The Xbox Series X got called a fridge when it was first revealed. The reason being, it is quite sizable at 151 x 151 x 303 mm.
The controller is honestly pretty much the same as before. There’s a deeper D-Pad to allow more leverage with less movement, Bluetooth low energy connectivity to allow pairing with PC, Android and iOS, USB-C charging port, share button, and a matte finish.
The 1TB memory card that acts as expandable storage inserted directly into the back of the Series X.
Due to Smart delivery, any games made for the Xbox One will be playable on the Series X. In fact, the console will be completely backwards compatible. Microsoft want people to be able to play the original games from Xbox 360 and before, but with better movement and graphics.