The much-awaited and anticipated next-generation console of Microsoft has been announced. The Xbox Series X will be up for purchase next year at the holiday season. The design is a bit off for a console and going towards the direction of a mid-tower PC. Along with the console Microsoft also announced a new controller with a refined design shipping with the Xbox Series X next year which will work with previous-gen consoles and Windows 10 PCs.
The console was revealed at The Game Awards claiming to be a significant upgrade over the current Xbox One X in processing power with many new features. The design is not too flashy, the case is designed to be used both vertically and horizontally. The Chief of Xbox, Phil Spencer, claims that the Xbox Series X is the most powerful console the company ever built. The console is also backward compatible, it will thousands of games from its previous three generations.
Coming to the important topic of its gaming performance, The Series X allows 4K at 60fps and will let users push their gaming up to 120fps. It also has 8K capability and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). On the inside it includes a custom-designed processor based on AMD Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, also brings hardware-accelerated ray tracing. The SSDs inside the console reduces the load times drastically, and have been tipped to double as virtual RAM.
Spencer claimes that when doing the math, the GPU power is eight times that of Xbox One and two times that of Xbox One X. Microsoft uses Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) to reduce latency, and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI) will take care of responsiveness. The new Xbox Wireless Controller features a new share button to quickly capture gameplay and screenshots.