Get a true 4K HDR gaming experience with the Microsoft Xbox Series X Gaming Console. 12 teraflops of processing power is housed in the system on a chip (SOC), which works with AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA architectures. With hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing, you’ll experience realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in dynamic, living worlds. Games built with the Xbox Series X|S development kit will have significantly reduced load times and stunning visuals at up to 120 fps. Speaking of reduced load times, the Xbox Series X features a custom NVMe SSD and Xbox Velocity Architecture. These two features allow for Quick Resume, which allows you to seamlessly switch between multiple titles and resume instantly from where you left off. You no longer have to completely close a game to open a new one. If you need additional storage, you can purchase the 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S (sold separately). Just plug it into the dedicated slot on the back of the system and it’ll replicate the console’s custom SSD experience, providing additional storage at the same performance.
As mentioned before, games sporting the Optimized for Series X|S icon will provide the best performance on the Xbox Series X. Microsoft also introduces 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. For example, if you purchase a supported game on Xbox One and eventually make the move to the Series X, the Series X version will be made available to you. All Xbox Game Studio titles that are optimized for Series X will support Smart Delivery. Microsoft also stated that Smart Delivery will be made available to other third-party developers who choose to take advantage of it.
The Xbox Wireless Controller still has the same fan-favorite design, with some upgrades. First thing you’ll notice is the new Share button, allowing you to instantly share your wins (and fails). The textured triggers and bumpers keep you from slipping during intense gaming sessions. The D-pad now has an updated hybrid design for more precise control.
The Xbox Series X features an optical drive that can play 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs, allowing you to purchase physical movies as well as games. To take full advantage of the Xbox Series X, it is recommended that you connect to a 4K HDR compatible TV via the HDMI 2.1 port with the included HDMI cable. Make sure that HDR is enabled on your TV and it is connected to the correct HDMI input on your TV. Don’t forget to purchase Xbox Live Gold (sold separately) if you want access to online multiplayer features. You can connect to the internet via a wired Gigabit Ethernet connection (recommended) or wirelessly via Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac).
True 4K Gaming
The Xbox Series X provides a true 4K gaming experience, thanks to the 12 teraflops of processing power. Equipped with AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures, hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing delivers realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections to create dynamic, living worlds.
Xbox Velocity Architecture
The Xbox Velocity Architecture combines a custom SSD with integrated software to reduce load times both in and out of games. The Quick Resume features allows you to switch seamlessly between multiple different titles and resume instantly from where you left off.
Optimized for Series X|S
Games featuring the Optimized for Xbox Series X|S icon will showcase fast load times, heightened visuals, and steady frame rates, up to 120 fps.
With Smart Delivery, you can buy a supported game once and always have the best available version for whatever console you play on. Microsoft is committed to using Smart Delivery on all their exclusive Xbox Game Studio titles, including Halo Infinite, and have made this technology available to other third-party developers.
3D Spatial Sound
The Xbox Series X supports 3D Spatial Sound, which uses advanced algorithms to create immersive worlds that put you at the center of your experience.
Xbox Parallel Cooling Architecture
The Xbox Parallel Cooling Architecture is built with three airflow channels, which evenly distribute the temperatures generated by the advanced internal components. The split motherboard keeps the internals evenly temperature controlled, allowing for a higher output of power. A heatsink merges parallel cooling with a unique design to increase the reliability of performance. The vapor chamber enables an even spread of temperatures within the core while a vertical airflow system keeps the console running smoothly and cooling quietly.