Even with pre-orders sold out we still don't know everything about the consoles. We have a good idea about the specs inside Xbox Series X, for example, but how does it translate to real-life performance.
One thing that's going to make the new generation much more speedier than the previous are the new SSDs. Xbox Series X has a custom 1 TB NVMe SSD. This storage solution means that games will load up faster than ever.
A twitter user and an Xbox insider by the name of astaranx has posted a video showing current generation Doom Eternal loading up a map on Xbox Series X. The loading sequence blazes through the percentages and lasts only five seconds.
Another Twitter user wanted to make sure the game isn't a fast loader even on Xbox One X. To make it even more fair, the One X had an SSD installed instead of an HDD that would obviously lose to the SSD of Xbox Series X.
Still, it took more than twice as long at 10 seconds to load out the map.
For reference, this is my SSD swapped Xbox One X pic.twitter.com/c2gej9jdkg-- Psygnosis 7 (@Psygnosis7) October 3, 2020
There's probably no use in testing it with an HDD, the results would be embarrassing.
Clearly Xbox Series X has some speed prowess, although it remains to be seen how fast it loads next-gen games with much more power-hungry clutter. One thing Xbox Series X has going for it in that case is that the games are actually developed for the console, not for previous generation.
Written by: Matti Robinson @ 7 Oct 2020 12:39