Xbox Series SSource: Microsoft

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series S was recently announced following a couple of major leaks.
  • Today, Microsoft detailed the technical specifications for the console, with the same CPU as the Xbox Series X.
  • We also got to see Gears 5 and The Outer Worlds running on Xbox Series S at higher framerates and loading faster, respectively.

After months and months of speculation, the Xbox Series S was finally announced following a couple of leaks. The console is a digital-only system with a retail price of $299. In order to hit that price, it doesn't quite have the beefy graphical specs of the Xbox Series X. It does feature the same SSD tech and the same 8-core CPU just clocked at 3.4Ghz with SMT, or 3.6Ghz without it, which you should keep in mind when trying to figure out which console is right for you.

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You can take a look at the video below for a deep dive into how the system works via Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management at Microsoft. The video shows Gears 5 multiplayer running on Xbox Series S at 120 FPS, as well as The Outer Worlds loading in 12 seconds on Xbox Series S compared to 53 seconds on Xbox One S.

The Xbox Series S is set to release on November 10 alongside the Xbox Series X.

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