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|OT| Xbox |OT| Power Your Dreams

Bernkastel

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The future of gaming has never been more inspiring. Creativity in games is flourishing. New services empower you to discover more games—and bring you closer to the games and creators and streamers you love. The cloud creates a massive opportunity to stream console-quality games and play with the people you want, wherever you want. And for many of us, nothing is more inspiring than the dawn of a new console generation.

Xbox Series X


PROCESSORCPU. 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
SOC Die Size. 360.45 mm
Process. 7nm Enhanced
MEMORY & STORAGEMemory. 16GB GDDR6 w/320 bit-wide bus
Memory Bandwidth. 10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6 GB @ 336 GB/s.
Internal Storage. 1TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately).
VIDEO CAPABILITIESGaming Resolution. True 4K
High Dynamic Range. Up to 8K HDR
Optical Drive. 4K UHD Blu-Ray
Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS
HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync.
SOUND CAPABILITIESDolby Digital 5.1
DTS 5.1
Dolby TrueHD with Atmos
Up to 7.1 L-PCM
PORTS & CONNECTIVITYHDMI. 3x HDMI 3.1 Gen 1 ports
Wireless. 802.11ac dual band
Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000
Accessories radio. Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio.
DESIGN
Dimensions 15.1cm x 15.1cm x 30.1cm
Weight 3.63 kg
Xbox Series S


PROCESSORCPU. 8X Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU. 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @1.565 GHz
SOC Die Size. 197.05 mm2
MEMORY & STORAGEMemory. 10GB GDDR6 128 bit-wide bus
Memory Bandwidth. 8 GB @ 224 GB/s, 2 GB @ 56 GB/s.
Internal Storage. 512GB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately).
VIDEO CAPABILITIESGaming Resolution. 1440p
Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS
HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync.
SOUND CAPABILITIESL-PCM, up to 7.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
DTS 5.1
Dolby TrueHD with Atmos
PORTS & CONNECTIVITYHDMI. 1x HDMI 2.1 port
USB. 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
Wireless. 802.11ac dual band
Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000
Accessories radio. Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio
DESIGN
Dimensions.6.5cm x 15.1cm x 27.5cm
Weight. 1.93 kg
Startup

Re-engineered inside out

As we enter a new generation of console gaming with the Xbox Series X, hardware and software innovations enable the amazing possibilities for the future of games.


System Architecture Slides

Designed for speed and performance
The Xbox Velocity Architecture unlocks new speed & performance capabilities through the groundbreaking combination of hardware, a custom 1TB SSD & CPU and deep software integration, to make for richer and more dynamic living worlds unlike anything ever seen before.


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Quick Resume
A new feature powered by the technical capabilities and the innovative Xbox Velocity Architecture in Xbox Series X, Quick Resume enables players to seamlessly switch between multiple titles and resume instantly from where you last left off.
Gamers will experience more time playing and less time waiting as loading times will be greatly decreased thanks to the processing power of Xbox Series X.

The most powerful console ever
Xbox Series X is our most powerful console ever, powered by our custom designed processor leveraging AMD's latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures.
The new system on a chip (SOC) has been built from the ground up for speed and performance, with 12 teraflops of processing power and with compatibility in mind for four generations of games.


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Delivering unparalleled graphical fidelity
The three air-flow channels evenly distribute the temperatures generated by the advanced internal components, keeping the console cool and quiet.

The innovative parallel cooling architecture allows for stunning game experiences with incredible graphical fidelity and performance.

Split motherboard
For the first time ever on console, an innovative split motherboard keeps the Xbox Series X internals evenly temperature controlled, allowing for the console to output more power.


Heat-sink chassis
A heat sink is a non-electronic, passive mechanical component that has a vital role in the reliability and performance of the Xbox Series X and is integrated directly into the chassis of the console. This unique component of the parallel cooling architecture helps lend to the distinctive design of the console.


Vapour chamber
The vapour chamber in the Xbox Series X enables evenly spread temperatures with the core and memory.


Whisper-quiet fan
As part of the parallel cooling architecture, the whisper-quiet fan keeps the Xbox Series X internal components cool without disturbing your gameplay.


More storage without compromise
The Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card provides additional game storage at peak speed and performance by replicating the console's internal custom SSD experience. The 1TB card is inserted directly into the back of the console via the dedicated storage expansion port.



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Meet the new Xbox Wireless Controller
Experience the modernised design of the Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort during gameplay. Stay on target with textured grip and a hybrid D-pad; capture and share content seamlessly while you play; and quickly pair with, play on,




GET A GRIP
Textured triggers and bumpers hold tight to keep you from slipping.

FULL CIRCLE
Updated in every direction. The new hybrid D-pad lets you crush combos without crossing fingers.

YOU WIN
Show off. Tap the share button to eternalize your conquest.

Real Time Hardware Accelerated Ray Tracing
Equipped with AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures, DirectX ray tracing delivers true-to-life lighting, shadows, and accurate reflections to create dynamic, living worlds.

From improved lighting, shadows and reflections as well as more realistic acoustics and spatial audio, raytracing enables developers to create more physically accurate worlds. For the very first time in a game console, Xbox Series X includes support for high performance, hardware accelerated raytracing. Xbox Series X uses a custom-designed GPU leveraging the latest innovation from our partners at AMD and built in collaboration with the same team who developed DirectX Raytracing. Developers will be able to deliver incredibly immersive visual and audio experiences using the same techniques on PC and beyond.
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Machine Learning
Xbox Series X supports Machine Learning for games with DirectML, a component of DirectX. DirectML leverages unprecedented hardware performance in a console, benefiting from over 24 TFLOPS of 16-bit float performance and over 97 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of 4-bit integer performance on Xbox Series X. Machine Learning can improve a wide range of areas, such as making NPCs much smarter, providing vastly more lifelike animation, and greatly improving visual quality.

Spatial Audio
3D Spatial Sound is the next evolution in audio technology, using advanced algorithms to create immersive lifelike worlds that put you at the center of your experience.
Spatial Audio delivers deeply immersive audio which enables the player to more accurately pinpoint objects in a 3D play space. With full support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Windows Sonic, Xbox Series X has custom audio hardware to offload audio processing from the CPU, dramatically improving the accessibility, quality and performance of these immersive experiences.

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Backward Compatibility
Xbox Series X|S will be backwards compatible with everything that works on Xbox One including Xbox 360 and Original Xbox games except for games that require the Kinect. Along with the ability to play across four generations of Xbox, Xbox Series consoles will also automatically apply HDR to old games. All your progress from past generations will be automatically synced.

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Smart Delivery

With Smart Delivery, you can buy a supported game once and always have the best available version for whatever console you play on.

Xbox Store
The new Microsoft Store on Xbox is more than twice as fast as before. It launches in under two seconds, and the browse performance is greatly improved – it’s faster than ever to load pages and find what you need, whether it’s checking out a sale price or watching HD trailers.



The Microsoft Store on Xbox makes it easier than ever to discover what you’re looking for, whether you want to try out a gaming membership like Xbox Game Pass, find a specific title or DLC, or access an app, movie or TV show. View trailers inline while you search and browse (or turn on autoplay for the most seamless experience), easily see which games your friends are playing, and get information about discounts and offers at a glance.
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Xbox Series Experience UI
The new Xbox look and feel is designed to be faster to use, more approachable and visually appealing. Text is more readable, elements on screen are easier to understand at a glance, and accomplishing your tasks is faster than ever. This includes tile shape, fonts, an updated illustration style, and more. The overall layout of most of the console pages remains familiar, just faster and more focused.





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Xbox Wireless Headset


Game loud and clear with the all-new Xbox Wireless Headset, featuring auto-mute and voice isolation for crystal-clear chat, intuitive design, and direct pairing to your console.

Best-in-class audio performance
Experience high quality audio with a low-latency, 100% wireless connection to your Xbox console, without the need for a dongle or a base station. Supports spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X for realism and audio precision that fully surrounds you.
Comfortable & intuitive designBest-in-class audio performance
Play comfortably for hours with the ultra-soft earcups, lightweight design, and customizable fit. The rotating earcup dials of the new Xbox Wireless Headset provide an intuitive way to change volume and game/chat balance. Quickly adjust and get back to the game. Fully adjustable mic tucks up and out of the way when not in use.
Crystal clear chat
Voice isolation focuses the mic on your voice to reduce background noise. And when you aren’t talking, the auto-mute feature automatically mutes your microphone so you keep comms channels clear, while the manual mute button gives you a privacy option when you need it.
Tailored to you
Use the Xbox Accessories app to fine-tune the audio controls, including equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute sensitivity, and mic-monitoring levels. Pair directly to your console with Xbox Wireless radio without the need for a dongle, cable, or base station and connect to your mobile device with Bluetooth® to listen to music or chat while on the go.

Specifications

What’s in the boxXbox Wireless Headset
USB-C charging cable (14 inches long)
System RequirementsFor use with Xbox X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 devices. On supported consoles, some voice chat features may require Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold (memberships sold separately). Windows 10 use requires Bluetooth 4.2+, Xbox Wireless adapter or compatible USB-C cable. Each sold separately.
MaterialsHeadband: inner steel metal band with foam cushioning
Ear cushions: oval design with polyurethane leather and foam cushioning
MicrophonesMic design: bendable boom with dual mics and Illuminated LED when mic is on
SpeakersSpeaker size: 40mm
Speaker material: Paper composite diaphragm and neodymium magnet
Speaker Impedance: 32 ohm
Speaker Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
ControlsButtons: power/pair, mute, game/chat audio balance dial (left earcup), volume dial (right earcup).
Bluetooth
Bluetooth version: 4.2 (A2DP, HFP, HSP)
Codec: SBC
Battery
Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 15 hours of battery life per charge. 30 minutes of charging provides about 4 hours of battery life and recharges to full battery life in about 3 hours when headset is not in use.
Weight
11 oz (312g)
Virtual Surround Sound
Supports Spatial Sound technologies like Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Xbox Accessories app
Adjust equalizer settings, bass boost, auto-mute, LED brightness, and mic monitoring

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Tesseract

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good work

looking forward to microsoft's output, i'd like to see another perfect dark
 
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peter42O

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Great OT and it's awesome having an Xbox first party topic that will be all about the Xbox platform moving forward. Expecting several titles to be officially announced at their Xbox Series X showcase later this month. Hyped!!!
 

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I bought my first Xbox this year.
A white, beautiful Xbox One S.
I am loving it .
Gears of War is a masterpiece.
Allow me to join the X-Box Gaf Hype train
I was thinking of waiting to see what became of the Lockhart rumors but I may just jump in with an XBoneS as well. Im sure they’ll have some great deals on bundles for Black Friday

Great job on this topic as well Bernkastel Bernkastel !
 
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CatLady

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Really nice OT Bernkastel Bernkastel . Thank you for making this. It will be so nice to have a place to discuss Lockhart, the XsX, the July event and most importantly all the great 1st party game we will hopefully see at the July event.

And Jooxed Jooxed you are always welcome. Our Nintendo brothers & sisters awesome, plus we even shared a couple of our games with you guys**


**The 1st time you utter the words "Xbox has no games" we're taking back Ori and Minecraft
 

ZywyPL

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Great OT! But I wish the thread title was Xbox |OT| Brute Force Your Dreams ;)


PS. Anyone noticed the second chip on the second motherboard? That thing is even bigger than the APU itself, any idea what that can be?

 

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Great OT! But I wish the thread title was Xbox |OT| Brute Force Your Dreams ;)


PS. Anyone noticed the second chip on the second motherboard? That thing is even bigger than the APU itself, any idea what that can be?

It's the Soutbride for all the IO stuff.
That's not on the main SOC most likely. The APU is super small for what is on there.
 

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Hoping they pull off an amazing show this month, hyped to see what their studios have in store. I'm especially interested in seeing what Obsidian, Playground Games and The Initiative have been working on, does anyone know if there will be third-party games present at this event or is it just solely dedicated to first-party?

Also that tweet by Daniel Ahmad, I'm like 99.9% sure Microsoft's gonna announce the date for this month's event (Thursday, July 23rd) in a few hours.