Xbox Series X launches November 26, 2020, no pricing revealed

Microsoft's powerful next-gen Xbox Series X console will release Thanksgiving 2020 a new website says.

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UPDATE: Major Nelson confirms the Thanksgiving 2020 release date was a mistake. The console is still coming 'Holiday 2020.'

The Xbox Series X will release on November 26, 2020 on Thanksgiving, the console's website says.

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On the eve of the PlayStation 5's big spec reveal, Microsoft trades blows with Sony by announcing the Xbox Series X's launch date. The console was previously set for Holiday 2020, but according to the console's official website, the Xbox Series X is now coming on Thanksgiving day. Thanks makes it a hot item for the Black Friday shopping season.

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There's a lot to say about the Xbox Series X. The console delivers an incredible synergy between hardware and software, allowing for ultra-fast load times via its powerful SSD, up to 8K resolution gaming thanks to its powerful Navi GPU, and massively improved game worlds thanks to the new Zen 2 CPU. All of these parts come together to make something special that can churn out crazy performance targets like 1080p 120FPS, 1440p 60FPS, and 4K 60FPS--all with varying new effects like ray tracing enabled.

Check below for confirmed specs and details, and a huge content listing of everything we've heard about Xbox Series X so far:

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Xbox Series X confirmed details (Formerly Project Scarlett):

  • 8-core, 16-thread Zen 2 CPU
  • 12.15 TFLOP Navi GPU on RDNA 2 architecture
  • 7nm+ AMD SoC
  • 16GB GDDR6 memory
  • 2x Xbox One X's 6TFLOPs of GPU perf
  • 4x CPU power of Xbox One generation
  • Can deliver up to 40x more performance than Xbox One in specific use cases
  • Adaptive sync supported
  • Super-fast SSD that can be used as VRAM
  • Supports 8K resolution (likely media playback)
  • 120FPS gaming
  • Variable refresh rate (adaptive sync/FreeSync)
  • Variable Rate Shading
  • Raytracing confirmed with dedicated raytracing cores
  • Backward compatible with thousands of Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One games
  • New controller with a dedicated share button
  • Compatible with Xbox One accessories

Xbox Series X coverage:

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