Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S comparison

With Microsoft offering up both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this holiday season, buyers have a bit of choice on their hands. Anyone who wants to get involved with the Xbox ecosystem (and a taste of that delicious Game Pass pie) will need to decide which console is for them. To help you make up your mind, we’ve broken down the key differences between the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for you.

[CENTER][SIZE=6][B][B]Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S comparison

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The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s powerhouse, aiming to be the most powerful console available in the next generation. The Series S, on the other hand, is a far more affordable model. Want to know how each stacks up? Below you’ll find a full Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S comparison in terms of specs.

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[TD][SIZE=5]Xbox Series S[/SIZE][/TD]

[TD][SIZE=5]Xbox Series X[/SIZE][/TD]
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[TD]Price[/TD]

[TD]$299[/TD]

[TD]$499[/TD]
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[TD]CPU[/TD]

[TD]Eight-core Custom Zen 2 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT) [/TD]

[TD]Eight-core Custom Zen 2 at 3.8GHz (3.66GHz with SMT)[/TD]
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[TD]GPU[/TD]

[TD]4 Teraflops with 20 CUs @ 1.565GHz[/TD]

[TD]12 Teraflops with 52 CUs at 1.825GHz[/TD]
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[TD]RAM[/TD]

[TD]10GB of GDDR6[/TD]

[TD]16GB of GDDR6[/TD]
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[TD]Storage[/TD]

[TD]512GB NVMe SSD[/TD]

[TD]1TB NVMe SSD[/TD]
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[TD]External storage[/TD]

[TD]Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Cards and USB 3.1 external HDD[/TD]

[TD]Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Cards and USB 3.1 external HDD[/TD]
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[TD]Optical Drive[/TD]

[TD]None[/TD]

[TD]4K Blu-ray[/TD]
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[TD]Frame Rates[/TD]

[TD]Up to 120 fps[/TD]

[TD]Stable 60fps @ 4K, up to 120 fps[/TD]
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[TD]Resolution[/TD]

[TD]1440p with 4K upscaling[/TD]

[TD]Standard 4K. Up to 8K[/TD]
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[TD]Backwards Compatibility[/TD]

[TD]Xbox One, Xbox 360[/TD]

[TD]Xbox One, Xbox 360[/TD]
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[SIZE=6][B][B]Xbox Series X or S: Which console is right for you?

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Now that you’ve seen the specs for both machines, it’s easy to see just how much more powerful the Series X is than the series S. With a much beefier GPU and CPU, the Series X is the console of choice for tho9se who want the most powerful device. Both devices will run the same games, so the biggest difference this will make over the Series S is in terms of resolution and framerate.

The Xbox Series X promises to deliver native 4K at a steady 60 fps. It’ll also support 8K and up to 120 fps where possible. The Series S, however, only promises 1440p resolutions, with up to 120 fps where possible. It will, however, support upscaling for 4K-capable TVs. Put simply, if you have a 4K TV, the Series X will provide the best output. If you’re using something smaller, the Series S will likely suffice when it comes to resolution.

Another big consideration is the internal storage and lack of optical drive on the Series S. While the Series X has 1TB of internal storage and supports games on disc, the Series S is an all-digital device with only 512GB of storage. If you don’t mind buying digital only and picking up external storage devices, the Series S should be fine. But anyone who wants to buy physical games will need to grab a Series X.

Source AllGamers