Microsoft has revealed Xbox Series X, the next Xbox console that is coming in 2020.

The console will be powered by a CPU that’s 4x as powerful as Xbox One and a 12TF GPU. Plus it’ll use NVMe SSD and GDDR6 RAM and will be the most powerful console “at launch”.

On the CPU side, which is [something] we really wanted to push relative to previous generations, we have four times the compute power on the CPU in Project Scarlett.

I/O [input/output] is always an issue. How do we move both memory and bits around? So, we have a 40-times improvement in the I/O speed, [increased] bandwidth for us moving things around on the console [compared to] the past generation. And we’ve upgraded to GDDR6 memory inside of the box to ensure that the memory itself is able to keep up with the CPU, GPU, and the bandwidth requirements.

We’ve invested in NVMe solid-state drives and we’re also giving developers a lot of new capabilities, and on top of that, try to virtually eliminate load times

Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox

Today, we have the capability of instantly resuming the last game that you were playing. Why can’t you do that for multiple games? Many players choose to play multiple games at the same time, being able to instantly jump right back where I was, those are things that we can do with the platform level to make the gaming experience better. It’s really about ensuring there’s less waiting and more time playing because that’s ultimately what we all want to do with a with the consoles and with the services that we have.

Jason Ronald, Partner Director of Program Management for Team Xbox

The controller will have a share button on it now for easy access to posting clips online. The Xbox Series X controller will work on Xbox One and PC.

The Series X looks like a PC honestly, and Hellbalde II: Senua’s Saga has been announced for it.

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