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Xbox Series X Semi-custom SoC Features 320-bit Memory Interface, 10 GB or 20 GB Memory

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Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X entertainment system is shaping up to be a technological monstrosity. Xbox group head at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, last revealed a picture of its semi-custom SoC back in January, by setting it as his Twitter display picture. Over the following weeks, many more technical details, such as the chip's 12 TFLOP/s combined compute power, would be let out. Spencer updated his display picture revealing a segment of the Xbox Series X mainboard with the SoC and memory chips surrounding it. The picture reveals the large SoC package in the center, surrounded on three sides by ten memory chips, possibly GDDR6, each with its own wiring to the SoC. This indicates that the SoC features a 320-bit wide memory interface.

As for the memory density, there's no way to tell. It could be 10 GB if those are 8 Gbit memory chips, or 20 GB if those are 16 Gbit. It boils down to which device the Xbox Series X the company wants to succeed. The Xbox One S features 8 GB of DDR3, while the spruced up Xbox One X features 12 GB of GDDR5. If the new Xbox Series X succeeds the latter, then it could very well feature 20 GB, more so given Microsoft's lofty design goals (4K UHD gaming with real-time ray-tracing). Microsoft leverages hUMA to use a common memory pool for both the CPU and GPU. Designed in collaboration with AMD on a TSMC 7 nm-class node (likely the N7P), the SoC features "Zen 2" CPU cores, and a GPU based on the RDNA2 graphics architecture.



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And....... it will be shockingly expensive too, with all of the uber-high end parts, unless they decide to go after massive marketshare dominance again by selling it at a loss

....wouldn't be the 1st time :D
 
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...unless they decide to go after massive marketshare dominance...
First, they need to undo Sony's massive marketshare dominance.

$549 is absolute max that I could imagine that would cost (and even then, likely figure will be $499)
 
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And....... it will be shockingly expensive too, with all of the uber-high end parts, unless they decide to go after massive marketshare dominance again by selling it at a loss

....wouldn't be the 1st time :D

Even with this not out for another 7-8 months I'm not sure how they can keep this around the $4-500 sweet spot.

I'm also hoping the PS5 is similar in power.
 
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And....... it will be shockingly expensive too, with all of the uber-high end parts, unless they decide to go after massive marketshare dominance again by selling it at a loss

....wouldn't be the 1st time :D
uber high end parts ?
it's half the die size of a 2080ti... for cpu and gpu + chipset etc....
it's just some gddr6 + nand which is really a lot of cost here.
 
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uber high end parts ?
it's half the die size of a 2080ti... for cpu and gpu + chipset etc....
it's just some gddr6 + nand which is really a lot of cost here.
Most people have GPU slower than a 1070 so given this has 44% more cu than a 5700XT at similar clocks and 8 zen 2 cores when most people still have quads..... I can see how some people would consider it uber high end ;)
 
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And....... it will be shockingly expensive too, with all of the uber-high end parts, unless they decide to go after massive marketshare dominance again by selling it at a loss

....wouldn't be the 1st time :D
Slower than 9900k and 2080ti. This is midrange at best and probably lowend if Nvidia releases Ampere before nextgen consoles even release.
 
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uber high end parts ?
it's half the die size of a 2080ti... for cpu and gpu + chipset etc....
it's just some gddr6 + nand which is really a lot of cost here.
That APU is going to cost. A lot. 43% bigger than 5700XT is not a small die, especially at 7nm.
By the way, 2080Ti at 7nm would be in the range of 450mm^2, only ~25% bigger.

Both Microsoft and Sony are going to subsidize console hardware this time around.
That APU, 1TB of Flash, memory amount is not small either.
 
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Slower than 9900k and 2080ti. This is midrange at best and probably lowend if Nvidia releases Ampere before nextgen consoles even release.
Were you born yesterday or what?
 
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Were you born yesterday or what?
It is already slower before release and he compares PC to a Console. :) Why do you even bother replying to that dude? He is a laughing star on the TPU :)
 
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uber high end parts ?
it's half the die size of a 2080ti... for cpu and gpu + chipset etc....
it's just some gddr6 + nand which is really a lot of cost here.
Yeah, it may not catch my pc but for around $500 it will be close enough for the average gamer.

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Slower than 9900k and 2080ti. This is midrange at best...
According to Valve stats, less than 0.5% of the gamers use 2080Ti.
Usage of 2080 is also under 1%.

2080 is not high end, amiright?

Consoles are poised to wipe the floor with PC market.
Oh, and don't get me dragged into PC vs consoles, I game on both.

But that's not all.
Console exclusives will laugh at the best PC has to offer to run on 2080Ti (and whatever +40% overpirced thing comes out in the foreseable futrue).

By the way, 2080Ti at 7nm would be in the range of 450mm^2, only ~25% bigger.
But at best 15% faster.

You can buy 2 consoles for the price of 9900K and 2080ti.
Actually 3 or even 4.
 

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According to Valve stats, less than 0.5% of the gamers use 2080Ti.
Usage of 2080 is also under 1%.

2080 is not high end, amiright?

Consoles are poised to wipe the floor with PC market.
Oh, and don't get me dragged into PC vs consoles, I game on both.

But that's not all.
Console exclusives will laugh at the best PC has to offer to run on 2080Ti (and whatever +40% overpirced thing comes out in the foreseable futrue).


But at best 15% faster.


Actually 3 or even 4.
There are people who still use HD 7000, R* 200 series cards for gaming or GF 600/700. 2080ti users are so irrelevant to this news.
 

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Someone please figure a way to install Linux/Windows on this.
 
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Someone please figure a way to install Linux/Windows on this.
I believe they already said that the new OS they are using for the xbox is actually a windows 10 kernal so my guess is someone will be able to figure out how to do that fairly quick.
 
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Microsoft consoles have always run on Windows kernels. Console OS is not a factor in getting Linux/Windows to run on a console. There is a whole lot of (hardware) DRM in place.
 

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It's a mix of 1GB and 2GB chips to make 16GB of RAM. 12GB for GPU, 2.5GB "standard", 1.5GB "OS".

, @ 5:30.
 
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