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Official Xbox Series S & Xbox Series X Specs Comparison

The next generation of Xbox consoles have been revealed in all their glory. Both the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X have had their release dates, prices and full specs revealed. If you’re unsure of which console will suit your needs, here’s the official specs breakdown.

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Xbox Series X – $499 USD/£449 GBP

The more expensive and all-encompassing model, the Xbox Series X is the top dog of Microsoft’s next-gen experience. Definitely packing a punch, here’s what you’ll get for your money.

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  • CPU- 8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz. 3.6GHz w/ SMT Enabled
  • GPU- AMD RDNA 2 GPU. 52 CUs @ 1.825GHz
  • GPU Power- 12.15 TFLOPS
  • System on a Chip (SoC)- Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC
  • RAM- 16 GB GDDR6 RAM. 10 GB @ 560GB/s. 6 GB @ 336GB/s.
  • Performance Target- 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
  • Storage- 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD. 2.4GB/sec uncompressed. 4.8 GB/sec compressed
  • Expandable Storage- 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
  • Backward Compatibility- Thousands of Xbox One, and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available at launch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
  • Disc Drive- 4K UHD Blu-ray
  • Display Out- HDMI 2.1

Xbox Series S – $299 USD/£249 GBP

The disc-less version of the next-gen Xbox comes in at $200 cheaper than its bigger brother, but there’s also some other differences between the two. Check out the Series S specs below.

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  • CPU- 8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz. 3.4GHz w/SMT Enabled
  • GPU- AMD RDNA 2 GPU. 20 CUs @ 1.565GHz
  • GPU Power- 4 TFLOPS
  • System on a Chip (SoC)- Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC
  • RAM- 10 GB GDDR6 RAM. 8 GB @ 224GB/s. 2 GB @ 56GB/s.
  • Performance Target- 1440p @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS
  • Storage- 512 GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD. 2.4GB/sec uncompressed. 4.8 GB/sec compressed
  • Expandable Storage- 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
  • Backward Compatibility- Thousands of digital Xbox One, and backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games available at launch. Xbox One gaming accessories are backward-compatible as well.
  • Disc Drive- Digital Only
  • Display Out- HDMI 2.1
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Both models are competitively priced considering that a current-gen Xbox retails for a similar price to the Series X (at least one with a couple of games and all the bells and whistles).

The Xbox Series S and Series X will release on November 10, 2020.

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