Thu. Apr 15th, 2021

Microsoft has high hopes for its next generation of consoles, which is nothing like we are used to seeing. In fact, instead of presenting a single console, it has introduced the new Xbox in two versions: the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. Each one is different from the other, but both have a clear purpose: to let us experience gaming like never before

Microsoft has high hopes for its next generation of consoles, which is nothing like we are used to seeing. In fact, instead of presenting a single console, it has introduced the new Xbox in two versions: the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. Each one is different from the other, but both have

Following their successful launch around the world with all units sold out, the Xbox Series X and S are shaping up to be tough rivals to both PlayStation 5 models. So, what do Microsoft’s new consoles have to offer?

In today’s article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about the Xbox Series X and the Xbox series S. Specs, features, news, games… It’s all explained below!

Xbox Series X specs

We’ll start with the “older sibling” of Microsoft’s two next-generation consoles: the Xbox Series X.

This console features a 7nm Zen architecture processor developed by AMD. With 8 cores and clocked at 3.8 GHz, it’s somewhat faster than the PS5. In comparison to previous Microsoft consoles, the Xbox Series X is twice as powerful as the Xbox One X and up to eight and a half times as powerful as the Xbox One.

On the subject of power, one of the Xbox Series X’s main strengths is that it supports 4K gaming at 120 fps (frames per second). Of course, many developers will choose to lower 120 to 60 fps to improve performance, or so their titles can be played at a lower resolution.

In terms of memory, the Xbox Series X abandons HDD to use a custom 1TB NVMe SSD. This means a dramatic decrease in game loading times, which drop from 2 minutes on an HDD to just 40 seconds on an SSD.

The Xbox Series X comes with an Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc reader and is backward compatible with the full Xbox One catalog. That is, in addition to being able to play all the Xbox One titles, you can enjoy 360 and original Xbox games that worked on that console.

Below you can find a rundown of the Xbox Series X’s specs:

  • CPU: 8 cores at 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz with SMT) and custom AMD Zen 7 nm.
  • GPU: 52 CUs at 1,825 GHz with custom RDNA 2 (approximately 12 TFLOPS).
  • Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 (10GB at 560 GB/s, 6GB at 336 GB/s).
  • Storage: 1 TB custom NVMe SSD, with 802 GB for free use.
  • Optical drive: Yes.
  • HDMI: One HDMI 2.1 port.
  • USB: 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports.
  • Wireless network: dual band 802.11ac.
  • Ethernet: 802.3 10/100/1000
  • Size: 30.1 cm x 15.1 cm x 15.1 cm

Due to its higher specs, the Xbox Series X has a launch price of €499.

 Xbox Series S specs

Xbox Series S

Xbox Series S is the budget version of Microsoft’s next-generation console. It may have more modest specs, but it’s a powerful machine that can be used to enjoy upcoming games.

If we compare it to the Xbox Series X, the S has much lower specs. This console has a graphics card with raw compute power of 4 TFLOPS, offering much lower resolution. Also, it doesn’t support Ray Tracing, a feature that will be very common in games from now on.

Regarding storage, Xbox Series S also makes use of an SSD, but it’s considerably smaller. It has 512 GB of capacity, leaving only 361.6 GB free to install your games.

One major difference between the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X is that it lacks an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It’s therefore a digital console that can only be used to play titles downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Of course, it remains backward compatible with all titles that worked on Xbox One, although you need to own them in digital format.

Here are the specs of the Xbox Series S:

  • CPU: 8 core at 3.8 GHz (3.4 GHz with SMT) and custom AMD Zen 7 nm.
  • GPU: 20 CUs at 1,565 GHz with custom RDNA 2 (approximately 4 TFLOPS).
  • Memory: 10GB GDDR6 (8GB at 224 GB/s, 2GB at 56 GB/s).
  • Storage: 512 GB custom SSD NVMe, only 361.6 GB for free use.
  • Optical drive: No.
  • HDMI: One HDMI 2.1 port.
  • USB: 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports.
  • Wireless network: dual band 802.11ac.
  • Ethernet: 802.3 10/100/1000
  • Size: 27.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 15.1 cm

READ MORE:https://xbox.en.softonic.com/articles/everything-you-need-to-know-about-xbox-series-x-s

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *