Xbox Series S to sell at $299

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Microsoft Corp. this week announced the Xbox Series S, a less powerful next-generation console that will play the latest Xbox titles at a lower price point than the flagship Xbox Series X.

The console is 60 percent smaller than the Xbox Series X, includes a custom 512GB NVME SSD, and is all digital with no optical drive.

Graphics fidelity includes 1440p at up 120FPS, DirectX ray tracing, Variable Refresh Rate, Variable Rate Shading. 4K streaming media playback and 4K upscaling for games.

It will be sold at $299 in Nov.

The Xbox Series X will include an 8-core 3.8Ghz Custom Zen 2 CPU and 12TFLOPS 1.825 Ghz Custom RDNA 2 GPU by AMD, 16GB GDDR6 RAM, 1TB Custom NVME SSD, 1TB Expansion Card, USB 3.2 External HDD Support, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive.

Graphics fidelity includes 4K at 60FPS, Variable Refresh Rate, Variable Rate Shading, 8K functionality. The hardware itself can be placed in vertical or horizontal orientation.

It will be sold in Nov. at a to be determined price.


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