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Phil Spencer hints at the Xbox Series X's memory configuration with his latest profile pic

Ten total GDDR6 memory modules!

Microsoft reveals detailed information about its Xbox Series X Console - RDNA 2 confirmed!

Phil Spencer hints at the Xbox Series X's memory configuration with his latest profile pic

Microsoft's Phil Spencer has once again used his Twitter profile to drop some hints regarding the company's Xbox Series X console, revealing a chip that's surrounded by what appears to be 10 GDDR6 memory modules.

Doing the math, this gives the Xbox Series X a 320-bit memory bus and the ability to hold between 10GB and 20GB of memory. Assuming that these memory modules are GDDR6, we know that Microsoft could be using 12Gbps, 14Gbps or 16Gbps memory chips with capacities of either 8Gb (1GB) or 16Gb (2GB) each.

If all of these memory modules are identical, then the Xbox Series X will offer gamers a total of 10GB or 20GB of total memory, with 20GB being the most likely number. The Xbox One X provided its users with 12GB of GDDR5 memory, making a 20GB memory configuration most likely. Microsoft wouldn't release a next-generation console with less memory capacity than its predecessor.      

If the Xbox Series X offers users 20GB of GDDR6 memory, it will grant developers more than a 2x increase in memory capacity than today's Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 consoles, giving developers the ability to create larger and more complex game worlds. This also will allow Microsoft to commit more memory to its underlying Xbox OS for new features. 

Alternatively, Microsoft could use a mixed memory configuration to offer a memory configuration of 12GB, 14GB, 16GB or 18GB, with 16GB seeming likely with a 5x 2GB + 6x 1GB or a 4x 2GB + 8x 1GB memory configuration. This would be a more cost-effective option for Microsoft. 

Given this teaser, it is likely that Microsoft will reveal more information about its Xbox Series X console very soon. 


Phil Spencer hints at the Xbox Series X's memory configuration with his latest profile pic 

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16-03-2020, 08:33:37

AlienALX
I heard it will support 8k, so this is not surprising.

Amazing though Quote

16-03-2020, 19:40:47

Avet
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I heard it will support 8k, so this is not surprising.

Amazing though
Present-day consoles "support" 4K... So I wouldn't get too excited.

Don't get me wrong. I am really impressed with the new console hardware. But 8K is a bit optimistic even for high-end PCs let alone consoles.Quote

17-03-2020, 05:45:54

Damien c
It's not 8K gaming that is supported, it's 8K video from YouTube and other places when it's available.


Yes the console is going to be very powerful for a console, but still lacking behind a high end pc which is off course going to cost more.


If you watch Austin Evans video, he explains about the ram for this console and how it can be used etc.Quote

17-03-2020, 06:09:15

AlienALX
I didn't say gaming. They're aiming for 4k 60 and 120 in next gen games.

Pc wise this thing is a 2080 super at least, due to the massively reduced overheads. They're doing 4k 30 on Polaris now in RDR2.

I'm deffo getting one tbh.Quote

17-03-2020, 06:20:32

Damien c
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I didn't say gaming. They're aiming for 4k 60 and 120 in next gen games.

Pc wise this thing is a 2080 super at least, due to the massively reduced overheads. They're doing 4k 30 on Polaris now in RDR2.

I'm deffo getting one tbh.



Apologies I thought you meant 8K gaming, since that is what I have heard people banging on about with the 8K thing, and it just makes me shake my head and laugh at them.


I would expect the performance to be around the 3700x with a 2080 to a 2080 super level.


The thing that is going to let it down is the storage and upgrade options, because only having 1Tb inside and then using the Seagate 1Tb expansion card, is going to potentially cause issues and given the price of the Seagate "Game Drives" it's going to be costly as well.


They are just bog standard NVME drives but modified to stop people upgrading them or fixing them, themselves given this whole "Right to repair" thing in America, companies are now finding ways to stop you from repairing it and using this type of drive is one way to do it, just like Apple with it's security chip to stop you from fixing your phone etc yourself.Quote
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