What you need to know
- Yesterday, AMD showcased a render of the Xbox Series X.
- AMD has since debunked the accuracy of the Xbox Series X assets, claiming the 3D model was from TurboSquid.com.
- A rumored report by Thurrott says it has one HDMI-out port in the back alongside USB-A.
- Take this with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation from Microsoft.
Yesterday, chipmaker AMD made a massive mistake by using a TurboSquid.com 3D render of the Xbox Series X which featured incorrect ports in the back. While we know that the upcoming console has a USB-A port in the front, the render AMD used showcased USB-C, HDMI-in, and more.
According to a report by Thurrott, the Xbox Series X allegedly features two USB-A SuperSpeed ports, ethernet, HDMI-out, optical audio, and a power cable in the back. The report said the following.
As with any such leak, take it with a grain of salt until Microsoft officially reveals the ports in the back. This rumor lines up with reports we've been investigating that the HDMI-in port had been removed. We've also been investigating unconfirmed reports that the Infrared Blaster has been removed too, and live television won't be supported at all due to HDMI-in being removed. The ill-fated Microsoft Kinect won't be supported even over USB, too. The focus of the Xbox Series X is on games, with entertainment apps like Netflix and so on to supplement.
Were you hoping for USB-C ports instead of the USB-A ports? Let us know. As noted by Thurrott, the ports could change because the console is due out in Holiday 2020. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
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