The difference between Xbox series x and Xbox series s

The difference between Xbox series x and Xbox series s

Xbox gaming new generation is a little more complex now than it was used to. Microsoft launched not only one but two new consoles, the Xbox series X and the Xbox series S. Several of the original games are supposed to be playable on their last generation Xbox, Xbox One, and Windows (PCs). And that before the game streaming service of Microsoft, xCloud, which
could mean that you wont need Xbox to play a lot of the new games at all. The only thing common is that Xbox series X skins and Xbox series S skins will surely make the consoles look better.
That is why we have built a realistic guide to help you decide which Xbox will be the right for you next time.

Build: Design

• Xbox Series X: Black finish, 301 x 151 x 151mm, Black remote, 4.4kgs
• Series S Xbox: White finish, 275 x 150 x 64mm white controller, 1.9kgs
The Xbox series X is the monolithic beast of a computer, which is ideally meant to be vertically placed but can be mounted
horizontally and only available in black with some green openings on the top.
The S Series looks much like the previous Xbox One S - it also has a similar grid on its top (when horizontal). Xbox has opted
to make the grille black and the console white. The design can be improved by adding decals. The Xbox series X skins and
Xbox series S skins improve the boring the design and make your console stand out.

Graphics and processors

• Custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core CPU in both consoles.
• Xbox Series X: CPU, GDDR6 RAM 16GB, GPU 12 TFLOPS (52 CUs at 1.825GHz)
• Xbox Series S: CPU 3.6GHz, GDDR6 RAM 10GB, GPU 4 TFLOPS (20 CUs at 1.565GHz)
A custom AMD Zen 2 eight-core processor is available to power Xbox Series X and Series S, but the Series X CPU can run on
3,8GHz (3,6GHz multi-threading) and the Series S on 3,6GHz per core (3.4GHz with multi-threading).
The X Series boasts 12 TFLOPS (52CUs at 1.825GHz) of RDNA 2 graphics power that is much more different in graphics
rendering. Series S is expected to contain four RDNA 2 graphics of 4 TFLOPS (20CUs at 1,565GHz).
The amount of RAM on each console is also different. The Xbox Series X has a GDDR6 RAM of 16GB and 10GB inside Xbox
Series S.
Both provide Ray tracing, but series X can run games natively in 4K resolution. However, Series S is locked at 1440P initially
(with 4K plausible later down the line). Both consoles run games natively at 60 fps, but up to 120 fps can typically be reached
by lowering the resolution.
The S Series supports variable refresh rates (VRR) and coloring, even with its lower specifications.


• Xbox Series X: 1TB SSD internal, 3x USB 3.1.
• Xbox Series S: internal SSD 512GB, ports 3 x USB 3.1
• Space Expansion Card slot for both consoles.

Both provide an SSD for quicker load times, and the majority of the capabilities provided by SSD. They both support the quick
restart features of Xbox and can pause up to six games simultaneously, enabling users to continue to pause them or switch
between them instantaneously.
The X Series features a 1TB internal SSD and 3.1 USB support.
In the S number, the cost is decreased by a lower 512GB SSD. That gives it the quick load times and other features, but the
size, given that most games are up to 100 GB today, is a bit concerning. Some are much greater, like the Call of Duty:
Warzone and RDR 2.
Both consoles have an extension sleeve for another proprietary 1 TB drive, the X/S Xbox Series Storage Expansion Card,
which is considered to function as an internal SSD to accommodate all of these next-gen features and to restart easily.
Both consoles will allow external USB 3.0 (and above) drives - while they will not operate with quicker internal/storage
expansion card loading times, they will not permit Xbox X/S game optimization. Up to 3 external hard discs can be attached


• Both consoles: 1x AA-battery powered controller included
• Both consoles also work with Xbox One controllers.
The Xbox series X and the series S has a new Xbox Wireless Controller with a different color. It can also be bought individually
and also fits with legacy Xbox One consoles. Both new consoles do work with all Xbox One controllers.

Games and accessories

• Xbox One, Xbox 360, and previous Xbox games will run on both the new models.
• Both consoles: Compatible with all accessories of Xbox One
Whether Xbox One, Xbox, or Xbox 360, almost any Xbox game will work across the whole console family. Only those who
need Kinect will be the exceptions.
This includes the X and S series with the game banner "Optimised for Xbox Series X/S" and the game with increased
graphics and other platform talents.
Xbox Game Pass is available for both Series S and X, with the EA Play in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate now included for a rather
enticing premium service.
The new consoles will be made compatible with all Xbox One accessories and headphones.

Home Entertainment

• Both consoles: Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), ALLM, HDR, Dolby View, Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos
• Ultra-HD Blu-ray drive of Xbox Series X.
• S: No push, just digital.
The Series S has no physical disc drive. The Series X sports a 4K ultra-HD Blu-ray drive for gaming and movie streaming (like
the current one-X and one-S).
The Series S has no physical disc drive. The Series X sports a 4K ultra-HD Blu-ray drive for gaming and movie streaming (like
the current one-X and one-S).

Both support HDR and Dolby Atmos for video and gaming. They are both helpful (the first consoles to have Dolby Vision
gaming support). We never theless have to wait for Dolby Vision games to appear until 2021. Dolby Vision will be
introduced to Xbox Series X 4K Blu-ray streaming simultaneously and is not ready for launch.


It makes common sense for Microsoft to sell two consoles, as it has in the past, at two price points. However, having tested
all - Series X here, Series S – our impression that the X is the next-generation, the most powerful powerhouse will set the
games ablaze when it gets the opportunity. In the meantime, Series S will find its place, but its resolution fails, and half the
storage is its limiting factor. To wrap it all up, you can improve both the consoles by using your favorite Xbox series X skins
and Xbox series S skins that will greatly improve your console looks.

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