The upcoming Xbox Series X console will use a 12 teraflop GPU according to a post by Phil Spencer. In theory this would exceed the power of a GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. “We know you expect the next generation of consoles to set new standards in graphical power and processing speed, converging together in games that look incredible and feel alive,” wrote Spencer. “This will be defined by worlds that are visually astounding and immediately immersive, with innovative leaps in CPU, GPU and storage technology to give you frictionless access to new stories and new creators constantly.”

A 12 teraflop GPU is twice as powerful as the card used in the Xbox One X – currently the most powerful console available on the market – and about eight times as powerful as the GPU found in the Xbox One S. We do not yet know how this specification will compete aginst Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5.

The clockspeed of the Xbox Series X CPU was not revealed today but Spencer did confirm that it is based on the AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. He claims that this CPU will be about four times as powerful as the Jaguar processor found in the Xbox One. Other features include VRS (Variable Rate Shading) and Hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing. Spencer claims that the Xbox Series X will be the first video game console to use the latter feature.

Those of you who have monitors with fast frame rates will be able to play games at up to 120 frames per second on the Xbox Series X.

while a GPU that outputs at 12 teraflops is impressive, I would urge readers to remember that tflops are not everything. In the coming months Microsoft will reveal the price of the new console as well as the launch game lineup. The Inner Circle will have reporters at GDC and E3 and we hope you will check back with us for more details about the Xbox Series X console.