Xbox Series X|S backward compatibility detailed


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Microsoft Corp. this week detailed backward compatibility for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

The Xbox Series X|S will utilize the full power of the CPU, GPU, and SSD to relay higher framerates, maximum resolution, and reductions in load times.

For example, Fallout 4 will run at 60FPS from 30FPS on the Xbox Series S.

A new feature called Auto HDR will automatically add HDR enhancements to games shipped with SDR.

Finally, anisotropic filtering will improve image quality for backward compatible titles.

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 at $499.99.

Graphics fidelity includes 4K at 60FPS, up to 120FPS fidelity, Variable Refresh Rate, Variable Rate Shading, and 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, includes a custom 512GB NVME SSD, and is all digital with no optical drive at $299.99.

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

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be released Nov. 12.

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