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

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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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