Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S is offficially out. Though the sales is yet to start, it is expected to start selling from September 22, 2020. So get ready and get your money ready.
However, Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S are both games but they have a point of similarities and a point where they differ from each other. Despite the fact that they both games, by the time we are done with their comparison, you will see how Xbox Series X differ from Xbox Series S.
Please note that the area of similarities and differences will be centered around their prices and specifications (Resolution). The major difference is their resolution and price.
Difference & Similarities Between Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S
|Xbox Series X||Xbox Seies S|
|4K at 60 fps||1440p at 60 fps|
|4K UHD Blu-ray||No Physical media|
|1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support||1 TB expansion card, USB HDD support|
|Dimensions||151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches)||Xbox Series S dimension is not available at the moment but it is 60% smaller than the Xbod Series X|
|CPU||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz with SMT)||Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz with SMT)|
|GPU||Custom RDNA 2, 12.15 TFLOP, 52 CU at 1.825 GHz||Custom RDNA 2, 4 TFLOP, 20 CU at 1.565 GHz|
|Weight||4.45 kg (9.8 pounds)||Xbox seies S weight is also not available at the moment|
|RAM||16 GB GDDR6 320-bit||10 GB GDDR6|
|1 TB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD||512 GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD|
|10 GB at 560 GB/s, 6 GB at 336 GB/s||8 GB at 224GB/s, 2 GB at 56GB/s|
|I/O Throughput||2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)||2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)|
What you really have to know is that the experience between Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S will be the same except for the resolution. you will get the same I/O performance, same frame rate, same raytracing, same polygon count, same game logic, same AI, same physics, etc. remember that the CPU is mostly responsible for game logic, AI, physics, and frame rate while the GPU is mostly for graphical effects and resolution.
The Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S have the same CPU; 4K is 4x the resolution of 1080p. So you need 4x the GPU power to render 4k versus 1080p. This however means that for you to be able to render 1080p, you need about 1/4th the GPU power. It also means that 1440p needs about 1/2 to 1/3 the GPU power of the Series X.
Meanwhile, The framerate should be the same between the S and the X (the S is slightly downclocked). And because you’re rendering 1/4 to 1/3 the number of pixels, you don’t need as much RAM. In all, we concluded that Microsoft built the S to be equivalent to the X except at a lower resolution.