What You Need to Know About The Xbox Series X And S
As the forever-rival to the ever-popular PlayStation line of gaming consoles, it comes as no surprise that the next generation of Xbox consoles has arrived just in time to go face-to-face with the PS5!
The successor to the previous Xbox console offers a little more than what we’re used to — a little more being exactly two new console variations.
Yes, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S is coming to a store near you soon! But what do we know about these upcoming gaming consoles?
Read on to find out.
The Yin And Yang of The Xbox Series X and Series S
As far as design goes, it’s definitely recognizable as an Xbox.
However, the main difference between the two series of gaming console lies in the size and colour — the Series X has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, comes in black, and is generally larger. The digital-only Series S on the other hand offers a white facade and is considered the smallest Xbox produced by Microsoft thus far.
The Two Xbox’s Release Date
Microsoft has confirmed that it plans to release both variations of the Xbox console on November 10th, 2020.
Xbox Series X and Series S Specs
Similar to previous iterations of the gaming console, the next generation of Xbox will come with some of the best hardware in the market:
- CPU: 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT Enabled) for the Series X, 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT Enabled) for the Series S
- GPU: AMD RDNA 2 GPU 52 CUs @ 1.825GHz for the Series X, AMD RDNA 2 GPU 20 CUs @ 1.565GHz for the Series S
- GPU power: 12.15 TFLOPS for Series X, 4 TFLOPS for Series S
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 RAM for Series X, 10GB GDDR6 RAM for Series S
- Internal storage: 1TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD for the Series X, 512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD for Series S
- IO throughput: 2.4GB/sec uncompressed, 4.8GB/sec compressed
- Expandable storage: 1TB Expansion Card
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
The Xbox’s Exclusive Games
Xbox’s new hardware has come at the most opportune moment with a lineup of games looking to spark excitement in every gamer around the globe. And Microsoft and its partners have also announced a whole host of new generation games that will be coming to its new console.
Off the top of the list, the biggest entry is Halo: Infinite — the latest addition in a library of long-running first-person shooter games that have become synonymous with the name Xbox.
Along with that, other incoming Xbox games include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Marvel’s Avengers, Dirt 5, Watch Dogs Legion, and Tetris Effect: Connected.
Xbox Series X and Series S Pricing
A burning question, but an important one nonetheless. The Xbox will come in two different price range, with the digital-only Series S being the more economical of the two.
The Xbox Series X will cost $499, whereas the Series S will sit at $299.