Here are Everything That You Need to Know About the Xbox Series X and Series S

October 22, 2020 at 11:21 AM in Digital Download News, Gaming News, GNews with 2 comments

Join us, as we give you everything that the Xbox Series X and Series S offers.

By   Author Kyle Williams  WilKyle Author Daniel Burrows  Windfell

 

WHAT IS THE XBOX SERIES X/S?


The Series X and Series S are the latest consoles added to the Xbox family. To be exact, they are the fourth to come out of the Xbox console.

 

WHEN WILL XBOX SERIES X AND SERIES S RELEASE?


The launch date of the Xbox Series X/S is on November 10. The next-gen console launches ahead of the PS5.

 

Pre-orders of the console are already open and since the demand for the new console is high, a lot of online stores are already unable to fulfill some orders.

Continue reading as we give you what is to be expected from the Xbox Series X/S plus the difference between the two.

 

WHAT ARE THE SPECS OF THE XBOX SERIES X AND SERIES S?


If you are wondering what is the difference between the two consoles, we have the breakdown of the specs for you.

Xbox Series X Xbox Series S

 

Xbox Series X Specs:

  • CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.66GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
  • Die Size: 360.45 mm2
  • Process: 7nm Enhanced
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
  • Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
  • Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD

Xbox Series S Specs:

  • CPU: 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT enabled)
  • GPU: AMD RDNA 2 GPU, 20 compute units @ 1.565GHz
  • GPU power: 4 TFLOPS
  • SoC: Custom 7nm Enhanced SoC
  • RAM: 10GB GDDR6 (8GB @ 224GB/s, 2GB @ 56GB/s)
  • Performance target: 1440p @ 60fps, up to 120fps
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD (2.4GB/sec uncompressed, 4.8GB/s compressed)
 

XBOX SERIES X VS. XBOX SERIES S


As compared to the two versions of PS5, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S does have notable differences.

To start, the Xbox Series S is the digital version of the console. The Xbox Series X however has a better CPU, a more impressive GPU, more RAM, and higher storage space.

The designs for both are very different from varying sizes and prizes. Compared to the PS5 consoles where the difference is that one offers a disc player and the other doesn’t.

The Xbox Series X is larger than the Xbox Series S. It is about 40% larger and is normally colored black while the Series S is white.

 

HOW MUCH WILL THE XBOX SERIES X/S COST?


  Xbox Series X

At release, the Xbox Series X is priced at $499.99/£449.99.

We have listed the stores where you can pre-order the Xbox Series X in the US:

Buy from: Amazon US | Walmart US | GameStop USMicrosoft Store | Best Buy | Newegg |

In Canada:

Buy from: Amazon CA | Walmart Canada |

 
Xbox Series X

At launch, the Xbox Series S is priced at $299.99/£249.99.

We have listed the stores where you can pre-order the Xbox Series S:

Buy from: Amazon US | Best Buy | Newegg | Microsoft Store | GameStop US | Walmart 

In Canada:

Buy from: Amazon CA | Walmart Canada |

WHEN ARE THE PRE-ORDERS OF THE XBOX SERIES X/S AVAILABLE?


Xbox Series X Series S Preorder

The launch of the Xbox Series X/S is almost here, pre-orders for both consoles started on September 22nd and it had been very quick to sell out.

There are rumors going around that both Xbox consoles will be available in the online stores over the coming days, and those interested should keep a watchful eye out for them.

 

XBOX SERIES X/S AND BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY


A great feature of the Xbox Series X/S is that they are both backward compatible with the older Xbox games.

Microsoft was able to confirm that both versions will be able to play games from Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the original Xbox console.

The games included right now are Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Unreal Tournament 3, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. We can expect more games to be available over time.

Microsoft did share an updated list of the backward compatible games on xbox.com. We have listed some of them below:

 

Xbox Series X/S Backward Compatible Games



 

SHOULD YOU STILL PURCHASE AN XBOX ONE INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR THE XBOX SERIES X/S?


If it is just now that you are able to come up with the money for an Xbox One, would it be worth the purchase? We have some key points for you to think about.

Since a newer console is arriving, it is safe to say that the Xbox One is coming to the end of its circulation.

The new consoles will be able to play games that were available on the older Xbox family including the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the original Xbox.

Exclusive games are sure to come out on the Xbox One and the Xbox Series X for the time being.

Price-wise the Xbox One has dropped its prices to under $250. Although the Xbox Series X will be available at $499, you are able to get the Series S for $299.

 

XBOX ONE VS. XBOX SERIES X


Let’ compare the specs of both consoles for you to get a better perspective.

Xbox One Specs:

  • CPU: 8x Cores @ 2.13GHz
  • GPU: 6 TFLOPS, 40 CUs @ 1.172 GHz Custom GCN + Polaris Features
  • Die Size: 366.94 mm2
  • Process: 16nmFF+
  • Memory: 12GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth: 326GB/s
  • Internal Storage: 1TB HDD

Xbox Series X Specs:

  • CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8GHz (3.66GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
  • Die Size: 360.45 mm2
  • Process: 7nm Enhanced
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
  • Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
  • Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD

When it comes to graphics, the Xbox Series X comes with the most powerful processing chip which is even greater than that of the upcoming PS5.

What this means is that the console is able to run any game at 4K 60fps natively. It has also been mentioned that the console will be able to play games that are 8K and 120 fps in the future.

Xbox Series X also comes with real-time ray tracing technology.

Looking at it, the next-gen console has all the advantages. The decision to make the purchase may only depend on the budget that you have, considering that the potential of the next-gen console could yet be seen in a few more years.

   

WHEN WILL THE NEXT XBOX BE RELEASED?


Here’s a timeline of when the Xbox family of consoles released: Xbox – 2001, Xbox 360 – 2005, Xbox One – 2013 and the Xbox Series X on November 2020.

If you count the gaps, there are four years between the first and second, eight years between the second and third and then seven years between the Xbox One as Xbox Series X. The gaps counted doesn’t include the special versions for each console like 2016’s Xbox One S.

The next-gen Xbox console has a lot of capabilities that we would probably see in a few more years like the 8K gaming.

Most likely, with the console having amazing next-gen features, it would probably take a good 10 more years before we see the next console to release.

 

XBOX SERIES X/S ACCESSORIES


 

XBOX WIRELESS CONTROLLER

 

Xbox Series X and S Wireless Controller

Buy from: Microsoft Store | Amazon | GameStop

 
 

Xbox Series X and S Wireless Controller

 

Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable

Buy from: Microsoft Store | Amazon |

 
 

Xbox Storage Expansion Card

 

Xbox Storage Expansion Card

Buy from: Microsoft Store | Amazon | GameStop

 
 

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

 

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Buy from: Microsoft Store | Amazon | GameStop | Newegg


 

XBOX SERIES X/S GAMES



 

Right now the Xbox Series X is the most powerful Xbox console available, same with the Xbox Series S version. All their features easily put them ahead of the upcoming PS5.

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