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BeardedSonOfNel 03-16-2020 07:42 AM

Xbox Series X: Fast Load And Quick Resume.
 
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Via Gamespot
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With a custom internal SSD that Microsoft has designed specifically for speed, the Xbox Series X will be able to load games faster and suspend multiple games at a time for quick resume. Both of these features have been spoken about in the past, but two new demos show exactly how they will work.

Faster load times is easy to understand, but seeing it compared to the Xbox One is revelatory. The demo uses State of Decay 2 as an example, which takes notoriously long to first load into your procedurally populated world. On the Xbox Series X this initial load takes around 10 seconds, while the Xbox One takes five times long at 50 seconds.

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BeardedSonOfNel 03-16-2020 07:44 AM

Also from Gamespot:

Microsoft has also stated that it aims to release games that target 4K and 60 frames-per-second as a standard. The spec sheet also reconfirms that the console will target 120 frames-per-second for some titles, and support variable refresh rate displays.

The full specifications can be seen below:

CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)
GPU: 12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2
Die Size: 360.45mm2
Process: TSMC 7nm Enhanced
Memory: 16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth: 10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s
Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVMe SSD
IO Throughput: 2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card
External Storage: USB 3.2 HDD Support
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Performance Target: 4K at 60fps - up to 120fps

BadIronTree 03-16-2020 08:38 AM

very nice
if 499$

Evil Avatar 03-16-2020 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BadIronTree (Post 2555279)
very nice
if 499$

$599. Calling it now.

Evil Avatar 03-16-2020 08:44 AM

They are also selling their own proprietary SSD expansion drives that are only 1 TB each.

brandonjclark 03-16-2020 09:10 AM

I think $599 sounds reasonable.

I'm surprised they're including a Blu-ray drive. Who still uses discs?

BadIronTree 03-16-2020 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by brandonjclark (Post 2555284)
I think $599 sounds reasonable.

I'm surprised they're including a Blu-ray drive. Who still uses discs?

For people that cant download 150 Gb games :P

brandonjclark 03-16-2020 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by BadIronTree (Post 2555286)
For people that cant download 150 Gb games :P

good point

Evil Avatar 03-16-2020 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brandonjclark (Post 2555284)
I think $599 sounds reasonable.

I'm surprised they're including a Blu-ray drive. Who still uses discs?

Pretty much everyone, that's GameStop's whole business. ;)

ElektroDragon 03-16-2020 10:45 AM

Guys, I think there will be a corona discount to $499 at launch only.

ElektroDragon 03-16-2020 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by brandonjclark (Post 2555284)
I think $599 sounds reasonable.

I'm surprised they're including a Blu-ray drive. Who still uses discs?

OK I will 4K HDR stream purchase movies... have almost 200. But I still have a sizable collection of Bluray discs and tons of disc as well as digital games so yeah ummm think a little. PSP Go says hello, too. :D

excalibur1814 03-16-2020 11:41 AM

I have 1 UHD 4k film. Just one. I'm not willing to buy some crappy player that might work for six months so, for me, this new xBoner (or whatever it's called) might come in handy.

vallor 03-16-2020 01:01 PM

I love my NvME drive in my PC. The damn thing loads Windows in the blink of an eye and my load times in games are super short.

Glad to see them come to consoles, though I picked up a 2TB one on a holiday sale (very fast 3600gbps) for $140 so $250 sounds like someone is adding a super premium to me.

I've always hated that about console manufacturers.

evild 03-16-2020 01:21 PM

Digital Foundry's in-depth look: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/d...s-x-full-specs

BeardedSonOfNel 03-19-2020 02:45 PM


vallor 03-19-2020 08:07 PM

After the Xbox One debacle I am not surprised how transparent MS is being about the Series X.

But they've got a lot of ground to make up. I'm actually really happy with their implementation of the external drive, makes it much like an old school memory card, though not the price.

As much as I hope the size will grow or the price will drop I think this is their version of a memory card and we won't see either from 1st party. I wouldn't be surprised to see 3rd parties like Mad Catz or others fill the gap though, like they did in the old days, with Drives 3, 4, or 10x the size and twice the features for half the cost of the official drives.

shadow763 03-20-2020 07:04 AM

I hope so. I don't want to drop that much for 1 TB. At least Sony will let you use drives from whomever that meet their spec. Looks like in the beginning it will be shuffling games around all over again.

Evil Avatar 03-20-2020 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by excalibur1814 (Post 2555306)
I have 1 UHD 4k film. Just one. I'm not willing to buy some crappy player that might work for six months so, for me, this new xBoner (or whatever it's called) might come in handy.

I have two now. War for the Planet of the Apes and The Magnificent Seven. I got them mostly because it was the cheapest version available the day I ordered and they both come with the regular Blu ray.


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