Xbox Series X | S Specs & FAQ — Micro Center

Xbox Series X | S Specs & FAQ

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The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S offer impressive performance at a stellar price. In a world where technology is making vast improvements every day, Microsft is offering anything but a mediocre advancement. As a PC gamer, it’s interesting to me to see how consoles are growing closer and closer to PC gaming, confusing naming schemes, and all.
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  • LandSharkLandShark admin
    edited November 2020

    What’s the difference between Series X and Series S?

    Microsoft is delivering two different versions of its latest generation of console. The Series X and Series S. The Series S is missing more than just the disk drive. Its small form factor is an astonishing feat. With its small form factor, it does sacrifice a bit of performance and storage. However, the Series S is targeting a 1440p experience while the Series X is aiming for 4k.

    Is the new Xbox Series X backward compatible?

    The new consoles are backward compatible with the majority of previous Xbox titles. Also, the controllers are backward compatible as well, meaning you won’t need to buy new controllers to play. However, the new controllers have updated to USB-C connections.


  • LandSharkLandShark admin
    edited November 2020

    What are the specs of the Series X?

    Series X

    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. 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.


  • LandSharkLandShark admin
    edited November 2020

    What are the specs of the Series S?

    PROCESSOR

    CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU

    GPU. 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU

    SOC Die Size. 197.05 mm

    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


  • What is the price of the Xbox Series X and Series S?

    The Xbox Series X price is $499.99 | The Xbox Series S price is $299.99
  • Summary

    The Series X outpaces the Series S in performance, however, the Series S wins in price and size. If you’ve got a TV that supports 60hz or 120hz at 4k, the Series X is for you. The Series S is targeted at 1440p performance and will still work on a 4k TV however, the quality may change. Microsoft says this will be adaptive for both systems. The FPS will change in both systems to maintain 1440p or 4k, respectively. In short, it’s offering a high fidelity visual experience for a price that can’t easily be replicated in PC gaming. 


    Which version is for you? Will you be upgrading your TV to fully enjoy these new consoles?


  • Has there been any update on stock?
  • LandSharkLandShark admin
    edited December 2020
    No updates at this time. However, I'd recommend checking our website. As soon as we have information or stock we'll update our website with that info!

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