Xbox Series S tech specs leaked – SSD hard drive is half the size of Series X

Xbox Series S tech specs leaked – SSD hard drive is half the size of Series X

The smaller and cheaper Xbox Series S will run games at 1440p and 120fps but it will have a much smaller hard drive than the Series X.

Not even an official announcement from Microsoft can stop the leaks about the new Xbox Series S console, as further details emerge about its technical specifications.

The new revelations come from what is clearly an official video, a snippet of which was leaked last night and started this whole roller coaster. Original leaker WalkingCat has now posted the full video which outline the basic features of the Xbox Series S.

The video makes it clear that the console supports next gen graphical effects such as DirectX ray-tracing and variable rate shading. So, just as previous rumours suggested, the console will largely be able to match the performance of the Xbox Series X, just not at native 4K.

The Xbox Series S can still upscale games to 4K though, which is likely to be good enough that many people won’t even notice the difference.

The smaller NVMe SSD is the biggest cause for concern though, simply because of how quickly it’s going to fill up – especially as next gen games are likely to be even bigger than they are now.

The video doesn’t mention anything about expandable storage but it’s assumed that the Xbox Series S will be able to use the same proprietary (so likely quite expensive) carts intended for the Xbox Series X.

There’s also no confirmation that the Xbox Series S will have a less powerful CPU and GPU, and less RAM, but that seems a given when you consider its surprisingly low price of £250 and the inability to run native 4K.

Microsoft has implied that it will soon have a showcase event to announce all this officially. Hopefully it’s this week or there’s going to be no point if the leaks keep on coming.

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