Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S comparison: Which one’s better and why?

Well, after the announcement of Xbox Series S, the strategy of Microsoft might have come into your notice. Recently, Microsoft announced that its second next-gen console, the Xbox Series S will be priced at $299. It will be releasing on November 10. Xbox Series X will also be sold along with the Series S at a price of $499 and will be launching on the same day. On September 22, both these consoles will be available for pre-order.


With the launch of the Series S, you might be wondering what is the difference between the Series S and X. Well, we have made your work easy by listing out the complete details of both these consoles.


No Disc Drive in the S Series

The most important and key difference between the Series S and X is that the Series S console doesn’t have a Disc Drive.

Well, a missing disc drive is definitely a considerable fact. Also, the Series S will be having a 512 GB SSD, therefore your hard-drive will get filled quickly.


Difference between Xbox Series X and S

  • The CPU:
    • Series S- 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU at 3.6 GHz
      3.4 GHz with SMT enabled
    • Series X-  8 AMD Zen 2 CPU cores at 3.8 GHz
      3.6 GHz with SMT enabled
  • The GPU:
    • Series S- AMD RDNA 2 GPU
      20 CUs at 1.565 GHz
      4 TFLOPS
    • Series X- AMD RDNA 2 GPU
      52 CUs at 1.825 GHz
      12 TFLOPS
  • The RAM:
    • Series S- 10 GB of GDDR6 RAM
    • Series X- 16GB of GDDR6 SDRAM
  • Performance:
    • Series S- 1440p at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS
    • Series X- 4K at 60 FPS, up to 120 FPS
  • Storage:
    • Series S- 512 GB SSD
    • Series X- 1 TB SSD
  • Expandable Storage:
    • Series S- 1TB Microsoft expansion card slot
    • Series X- 1TB Microsoft expansion card slot
  • Optical Drive:
    • Series S- No disc drive
    • Series X- 4K UHD Blu-ray
  • I/O Throughput:
    • Series S- -NA-
    • Series X- 2.4GB a second raw, 4.8GB a second compressed
  • Max Output Resolution:
    • Series S- 1440p with 4K upscaling
    • Series X- 8K
  • Max Refresh Rate:
    • Series S- 120Hz
    • Series X- 120Hz
  • Disc Drive:
    • Series S- Digital Only
    • Series X- 4K UHD Blu-ray
  • Cloud Gaming:
    • Series S- Microsoft Project xCloud
    • Series X- Microsoft Project xCloud
  • Backward Compatibility:
    • Series S- Yes (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
    • Series X- Yes (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  • Dimensions:
    • Series S- Smallest Xbox ever
    • Series X- 5.94″ wide, 5.94″ deep, 11.85″ high (15.1 cm wide, 15.1 cm deep, 30.1 cm high)
  • Color:
    • Series S- White
    • Series X- Black
  • Price:
    • Series S- $299
    • Series X- $499

Xbox Series X and S will be releasing on November 10.


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