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Category Microsoft       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Sep 8, 2020 at 5:01 AM       3,765       24            
Since their initial Microsoft Xbox Series X unveiling and following suit with Sony's PS5 Digital Edition of the upcoming PlayStation 5 Console, today Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series S (with no disc drive) and confirmed both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X models will launch on November 10, 2020 for $299 and $499 respectively with a reveal trailer video below and pre-orders beginning September 22nd! 🤩

Xbox Series S - World Premiere Reveal Trailer

Introducing Xbox Series S. Next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever. Experience the speed and performance of a next-gen, all-digital console at an accessible price point: $299 (ERP).*

Available November 10th. Get started with an instant library of 100+ high quality games, including all new Xbox Game Studios titles the day they release, when you add Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (membership sold separately).

* Use with digital games only; console does not play physical discs.

Xbox Series X Tech Specs:

PROCESSOR

  • CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU. 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
  • SOC Die Size. 360.45 mm
  • Process. 7nm Enhanced
MEMORY & STORAGE
  • Memory. 16GB GDDR6 w/320 bit-wide bus
  • Memory Bandwidth. 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s.
  • Internal Storage. 1TB Custom NVME SSD
  • I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
  • Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately).
VIDEO CAPABILITIES
  • Gaming Resolution. True 4K
  • High Dynamic Range. Up to 8K HDR
  • Optical Drive. 4K UHD Blu-Ray
  • Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS
  • HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync.
SOUND CAPABILITIES
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • DTS 5.1
  • Dolby TrueHD with Atmos
  • Up to 7.1 L-PCM
PORTS & CONNECTIVITY
  • HDMI 3x HDMI 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac Dual Band
  • Ethernet 802.3 10/100/1000
  • Accessories radio - Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio
Xbox Series S Tech Specs:

PROCESSOR

  • CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU. 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @1.565 GHz
  • SOC Die Size. 197.05 mm2
MEMORY & STORAGE
Memory. 10GB GDDR6 128 bit-wide bus
  • Memory Bandwidth. 8GB @ 224 GB/s, 2GB @ 56 GB/s.
  • Internal Storage. 512GB Custom NVME SSD
  • I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
  • Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately).
VIDEO CAPABILITIES
  • Gaming Resolution. 1440p
  • Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS
  • HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync.
SOUND CAPABILITIES
  • L-PCM, up to 7.1
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • DTS 5.1
  • Dolby TrueHD with Atmos
PORTS & CONNECTIVITY
  • HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 port
  • USB 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac Dual Band
  • Ethernet 802.3 10/100/1000
  • Accessories radio - Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio
According to VGC, however, Xbox Series S won't run Xbox One X versions of backwards compatible games... Microsoft confirmed the cheaper next-gen console will run One S versions with its own enhancements, to quote:

The console will instead run Xbox One S versions of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, with some of its own enhancements including auto HDR and “more consistent frame rates.”

“Xbox Series S was designed to be the most affordable next generation console and play next generation games at 1440P at 60fps,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VGC.

“To deliver the highest quality backwards compatible experience consistent with the developer’s original intent, the Xbox Series S runs the Xbox One S version of backward compatible games while applying improved texture filtering, higher and more consistent frame rates, faster load times and Auto HDR.”

Now the ball is officially in Sony's court... here's to hoping they also confirm the PlayStation 5 pricing and release date in the near future. 🔮

Personally I'm surprised the next-gen Xbox pricing is lower than I'd have expected, not holding my breath for Sony to match the pricing considering Jim Ryan's previous remarks though... let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our PS5 Forums! 😲
Xbox Series S & Xbox Series X Pricing, Launch Date Confirmed by Microsoft.jpg
 

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joe2025

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I have never bought a launch console, but have to admit the Series S and Game Pass is a really tempting deal.
 
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