Microsoft Corp. this week released the Nov. 2020 Console Update to Xbox Series X|S.
The update includes more dynamic background options, Auto HDR indicator, ‘Optimized for X|S’ badges, and Coming Soon section to allow Xbox Game Pass members to browse and pre-load games.
The Xbox Series X includes 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, 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.
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 sells at $499 and the Xbox Series S sells at $299.