Xbox Series X to be sold at $499.99 in Nov.


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Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox Series X will be sold at $499.99 Nov. 10.

In addition, the Xbox Series S, a less powerful next-generation console that will play the latest Xbox titles at a lower price point, will be sold at $299.99 Nov. 10.

Pre-order sales begin Sept. 22.

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

The Xbox Series X is said to include performance twice that of the Xbox One X and eight times that of the Xbox One.

Graphics fidelity includes 4K at 60FPS, up to 120FPS fidelity, Variable Refresh Rate, Variable Rate Shading, 8K functionality. The hardware itself can be placed in vertical or horizontal orientation.

The Xbox Series S is 60 percent smaller than the Xbox Series X, will include 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.

A new feature called Smart Delivery will optimize performance of prior generation titles from Xbox to the Xbox One for the Xbox Series X|S.

Dynamic Latency Input will allow input synchronization for more precise and responsive controls.

Finally, Quick Resume will allow users to continue multiple games from a suspended state without long load times.

Final specifications include a next-generation SSD, Auto Low Latency Mode, and Dynamic Latency Input to limit latency.

The Xbox Series X|S will be backwards compatible to all prior Xbox consoles, including Xbox One gaming accessories.

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