This week has been a rather busy week especially for everything Microsoft and their next-gen system the XBox Series X/S
Okay well lets begin this article with talking about the XBox Series S which only just got announced this week, whereas with the XBox Series X we have known about for quite some time now.
The XBox Series S is actually a smaller model of the XBox Series X and is priced to reflect this too. Also, don’t worry about the names as we too get confused and often mix-up the XBox Series X and S and M-N-L-O-Ps too (that latter part is a joke, there is only two variations of the XBox Series, at least for now anyway)
Anyway known as the ‘Next gen performance in the smallest XBox ever’, the comparison pictures below will no doubt prove it too.
|XBOX SERIES X||XBOX SERIES S|
|CPU||8-Core Zen 2 @ 3.8Ghz / 3.6Ghz w/ SMT||8–Core Zen 2 @ 3.6Ghz / 3.4Ghz w/ SMT|
|GPU||RDNA 2 GPU – 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz||RDNA 2 – 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz|
|GPU Power||12.15 TFLOPS||4 TFLOPS|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6||10 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s||8GB @ 224 GB/s, 2GB @ 56 GB/s|
|Performance Target||4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS||1440p @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS|
|Internal Storage||1 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD||512 GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD|
|I/O Throughput||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||1 TB NVME Expansion Card||1 TB NVME Expansion Card|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive||Digital Only|
|Video Output||HDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRR||HDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRR|
|Backward Compatibility||Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox||Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox|
|Availability||10th November 2020||10th November 2020|
|Price||$499 / £449 / €499||$299 / £249 / €299|
As previously said before some outlets have now managed to get their hands on some mockup units of both the XBox Series X and XBox Series S. Mockup units are basically boxes that replicate the size and shape of the actual system but does not include any actual components. Below are several pictures of the mockup boxes / mockup units.
SOURCE: The Verge
Also, here is an unboxing video (Thanks to: Unbox Therapy)