The two much-anticipated consoles by Microsoft were confirmed in two days’ time. Firstly, the Xbox Series S was confirmed. The mini-console will cost $299 and Its actually not a budget console.
According to the announcement and specifications. Xbox Series S features next-gen performance at nearly half price. Other than this, it is the smallest console ever and has some pretty good specs.
The console will feature 4K Game upscaling, up to 1440p support with 120 FPS. Moreover, it’ll also have a 512 GB NVME SSD, and the console is all digital. This isn’t a big surprise, because we all know Microsoft wants to push its Game Pass services In the banner. Lastly, Xbox Series S will feature variable-rate shading, variable refresh rate, and ultra-low latency. The console is really small, and at first glance, you would think It is some sort of a speaker.
Here is a leaked video from the upcoming Xbox Series S presentation.
Xbox Series X also got a release date and price. The console will cost $499 and will be released on November 10. The pre-orders will start on September 22, and Xbox has also given a list of features In its blog. The blog lists a lot of games, and at what quality they will run. From the list, the most notable ones are Halo Infinite, which will run on 4K 60 FPS. Forza Motorsport, which will also run on 4K and 60 FPS but with DirectX Raytracing. Ubisoft title Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will run on 4K with a smart delivery option. Here are the specifications.
Xbox Series X Specifications.
- CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.66GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
- Graphics Card: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs at 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
- Die Size: 360.45 mm2
- Process: 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB at 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD
- I/O Throughput: 2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s.
- Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card.
- External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support.
- Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive.
- Performance Target: 4K at 60fps, Up to 120fps.