Next-Gen. Xbox Series X, S Available For Pre-Orders Today
It’s the first day of Fall and the Holidays are right around the corner. Of course that means one thing — new videogames are coming (and Santa’s tongue is firmly in cheek).
To help ensure that certain someone (like you) finds a new Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console parked under the Monorah, tree, or bush this year — or propping up that bookshelf of aesthetes’ manifestos and Adam Smith marketing propaganda — Microsoft has started taking pre-orders on its long-awaited new gaming systems. Thanks Uncle Bill!
Rabid gaming enthusiasts in the U.S. take delight! You can prepare to start ponying up that hard-earned COVID-19 cash or the windfall from this week’s football pool, on one of the new consoles. Since it’s the holidays, Microsoft is letting good boys and girls in Canada, Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand get in on it too. Ho, ho, ho!
Nice boys and girls can have the deluxe Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (and other physical disc formats)-based Xbox Series X for a mere $499.99. We’ve included a link below to get you started:
The Xbox Series X was developed for extensive backward compatibility with earlier Xbox version console games, though most of these will be played through the network tied in with Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate, recognizing pre-existing online title registrations. Starting with deliveries going out on Nov. 10th, the Xbox Series X will incorporate AMD’s current-generation Zen 2 processor at 3.8GHz and AMD’s forthcoming RDNA 2 powered graphics processing. The CPU has eight-cores running at 3.8GHz (3.66GHz with simultaneous multithreading). The GPU is a custom RDNA 2 processor at 1.825GHz with 52 CUs for 12 teraflops. Maximum video resolution output is 8K/60fps and 4K/120fps.
Video memory includes 16GB GDDR6 with 14Gbps 320-bit interface (10GB at 560GB/s allocated to GPU, 6GB at 336GB/s allocated to rest of system with 3.5GB for GPU)
Other features include: ray traced audio, a 1TB solid-state drive, and HDMI 2.1 connection.
If you’ve not been as nice (or rich) the Xbox Series S digital-only version (sans disc drive) will be available for $299.99.
We’ve added a link for you too:
The Xbox Series S is a digital only player also tied to the Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate, that will recognize pre-existing title registrations on supporting streamed Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. Starting with deliveries going out on Nov. 10th, the Xbox Series S will incorporate AMD’s current-generation Zen 2 processor and AMD’s forthcoming RDNA 2 powered graphics processing. The CPU has eight-cores running at 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with simultaneous multithreading). The GPU is a custom RDNA 2 processor 20 CU at 1.565GHz (4 TFLOPS). Maximum video resolution output is 1440p/120fps.
Video memory includes 10GB GDDR6 (8GB at 224GB/s allocated to GPU, 2GB at 56GB/s allocated to rest of system).
Other features include: ray traced audio, a 512GB NVMe solid-state drive, and HDMI 2.1 connection.
Naughty boys and girls get to watch this.
Of course, if you are interested in a new Sony PlayStation 5, instead, pre-orders are already being taken. We hope you’ve snatched one up already but if not, here’s is a link for you and you! (Nov. 12th availability):
The PlayStation 5 incorporates an AMD Zen 2 CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHZ, a Custom RDNA 2-based GPU with 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHZ, 16GB GDDR6/256-bit memory, 448GB/s memory bandwidth, 825GB internal SSD, 5.5GB/s (raw) IO throughput (typical 8-9GB/s compressed), NVMe SSD external storage slot, USB HDD support (PS4 games only) and a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive for movies and games. Maximum video resolution output is 8K/60fps and 4K/120fps.
The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition offers essentially the same features and speeds but without the Ultra HD Blu-ray optical disc drive.
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By Greg Tarr
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