Microsoft confirms Xbox Series S Console Launch on 10 November – TechPcVipers

Last updated on September 14th, 2020 at 12:39 am

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Revealed on the Facebook post by Xbox India team the Xbox Series S is all set to release on November 10. The Series S will cost approximately $299. Pre-orders will be accepted from September 22 all around the globe.

The Xbox Series S will aim for full HD TVs. As per Microsoft, it’s capable enough to scale games up to 4k with a built-in hardware scaler. The big difference, however, between Series X and Series S is their GPU. Series X has three times the teraflops power than Series S. On the other hand, the Series S has the processing power four times more than that of Xbox One. Both Series X and Series S run on the same CPU models. This means Series S is perfectly able to perform all the functions like variable-rate shading, hardware-accelerated ray tracing as well as mesh shading just like the Xbox Series X.

The Xbox Series S has a height of 275mm (10.8 inches), depth of 151mm (5.9 inches) and a width of 63.5mm (2.5 inches) vertically. Furthermore, rubber feet have been placed both vertically and horizontally for a more stable balance. Also, this makes it more convenient to place with TV stands. 

One of the most striking features of the new Xbox Series S is the humongous black circle at the top center. It is meant to maintain the airflow and cooling. The design is much similar to Xbox Adaptive Controller in terms of aesthetics. So far, Microsoft hasn’t released any statement for the rear ports of the Xbox Series X. As per our sources, there will be 2 USB slots and a single USB port at the front, one HDMI 2.1 out, 1 Ethernet port, an expansion slot like the one present in Xbox Series X, and a power port. The Series S also has Braille bumps for extra convenience.

XBox Series X vs XBox Series S: What’s the difference?


Xbox Series XXbox Series S
Price $499$299
Resolution4K @ 60fps, up to 120fps1440p @ 60fps, up to 120fps
Disc4K UHD Blu-rayNone (Digital-only)
CPUCustom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT)
GPUCustom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHzCustom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 20 CUs @ 1.565GHz

12.15 teraflops GPU power4 teraflops GPU power
RAM16GB GDDR6 RAM10GB GDDR6 RAM
Memory bandwidth10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s8 GB at 224GB/s, 2 GB at 56GB/s
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu RayNo Disc Drive
Storage1 TB SSD512 GB SSD
I/O throughput2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)
Dimensions151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches)Unknown (60 percent smaller than Series X)
Weight4.45kg (9.8 pounds)Unknown

The Series S will be launched on November 10 in India and worldwide however pre order opens from 22 Sept.