Xbox Series S/X Buying Guide
Xbox Series S/X Buying Guide. After many months of waiting, on November 10 the beastly Xbox Series X will arrive in Spain in the company of the small but powerful Xbox Series S, two next-generation consoles that will take Microsoft to the pinnacle of success.
Xbox Series X will be priced at €499, thus being the most powerful console on the market and of course, of this generation.
But as we have already mentioned, its launch will be accompanied by the Xbox Series S, which, in addition to being smaller, will be totally digital and will have inferior hardware, although it will not be far behind since it would provide all its players with certain new features.
the next generation like faster load times and the use of Ray Tracing. All this for the modest price of €299. Now, for all those who are undecided, we have prepared a complete Xbox Series S/X buying guide. Ready to take the leap?
Xbox Series X Specifications
- CPU: Zen 2 customizes 8-core 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz with SMT).
- GPU: 12 TERAFLOPS, 52 CU @ 1.825 GHz with custom RDNA 2.
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6 with 320-bit wide bus, memory bandwidth of 10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s, and custom 1TB NVME SSD internal storage.
- Video: True 4K, High Dynamic Range HDR up to 8K, optical drive, 4K UHD Blu-ray, up to 120 FPS performance, low latency auto mode, HDMI Variable Refresh Rate, and AMD FreeSync.
- Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD with Atmos, and L-PCM up to 7.1.
- Ports and Connectivity: 1 HDMI 2.1 port, USB. 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, Wireless network. Dual-band 802.11ac, Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000, Radio Accessories and Xbox Wireless Dual Band Dedicated Radio.
Xbox Series S Specification
- CPU: Zen 2 customizes 8-core 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz with SMT).
- GPU: 4 TERAFLOPS, 20 CU @ 1.565 GHz with custom RDNA 2.
- Memory: 10 GB GDDR6 128-bit bus, memory bandwidth. 8 GB at 224 GB/s, 2 GB at 56 GB/s, and a custom 512 GB NVME SSD internal storage.
- Video: 1440p gaming resolution, up to 120 FPS performance, HDMI with Auto Low Latency Mode, and AMD FreeSync.
- Sound: L-PCM, up to 7.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, and Dolby TrueHD with Atmos.
- Ports and Connectivity: HDMI. 1 HDMI 2.1 port, USB. 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 802.11ac dual-band wireless network, Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000 and dedicated dual-band Xbox Wireless Radio.
bowels of both beasts
As far as Xbox Series X is concerned, this is much more powerful than the PlayStation 5, supporting up to 8K resolution and 120 FPS and more storage than any PS5 model, with a 1TB SSD drive. In addition, other advantages position Series X as the top console on the market.
For example, its 12 teraflops of power or its resolution at native 4K and up to 8K, with incredible load times and minimal overheating. Xbox Series X will also support Ray Tracing, as well as 4K UHD Blu-ray discs.
Regarding Xbox Series S, this promises that we can enjoy all the next-generation games at a lower price.
The Series S will play games at up to 1440p and 120 FPS per second, including some of the key Series X features such as Ray Tracing and ultra-fast load times compared to the sister console. However, the console has a much smaller 512GB hard drive compared to the Series X’s 1TB drive.
Both consoles will also share other types of features that will make them unique compared to other types of consoles from the same family or other companies.
In this case, we’re talking about the Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S that will plug into the back of the console via the dedicated storage expansion port and replicate the custom SSD experience of the console.
providing additional game storage with the same performance. In addition, AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures with DirectX ray tracing will deliver accurate and realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections to create vivid, dynamic worlds.
A multimedia entertainment center
Another important aspect to highlight is the player that the consoles will include, Microsoft has decided to give it its all and include a 4K UHD Blu-ray player unit, making Xbox Series X | S the entertainment center of the home.
This means that it is capable of playing movies and series in native 4K and with a refresh rate of 120 images per second. If we are very moviegoers, it is an aspect to take into account since a Blu-ray player with these same characteristics could be around the price of the Series X.
It should not be forgotten that when it comes to enjoying both video games and movies or series, the sound will play a very important role.
Again, Microsoft has spared no expense, so both Xbox Series X and Series S will be compatible with Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby TrueHD audio output with Atmos. graphic card