Background and Identification
Released in late 2020, the Xbox Series S is Microsoft’s smallest gaming console, slotting below the Xbox Series X as a digital-only option in Microsoft’s new line of Xbox Series consoles. With a new compact form factor and Microsoft’s new Velocity architecture, the new Xbox Series S boasts backwards compatibility with existing Xbox One devices and games, even letting users use their existing Xbox One controllers. Xbox One and select Xbox 360 and original Xbox games will be backwards compatible.
The Xbox Series S targets 1440p gaming at 120fps. It features a system-on-chip (SoC) with AMD’s Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures to deliver 4 teraflops of graphical computing performance.
Select game titles will have an “Optimized for Series X|S” icon, offering faster load times, higher resolutions, and smoother framerates. The Xbox Series S is available in a matte white finish and includes a redesigned Xbox controller, featuring a new share button, textured triggers and bumpers, and a new D-pad.
The Xbox Series S has two model numbers: RRS-00010 and RRS-00003.
The most often replaced Xbox Series S parts include the power supply, fan assembly, and heat sink.
CPU: AMD custom 8-core Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT)
GPU: AMD custom RDNA 2 GPU @ 1,565 MHz w/20 compute units
Memory: 10GB GDDR6
Memory bus: 128-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 8GB @ 224 GB/s, 2GB @ 56 GB/s
Storage: 512GB custom NVME SSD
- Support for Xbox Series X|S 1TB Seagate expansion card
- Support for USB 3.1 external drives
- 1x HDMI 2.1 (1440p @ 120fps)
- AMD FreeSync
I/O Output: 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1
- Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
- Dolby TrueHD with Atmos
- Up to 7.1 L-PCM
- 802.3 10/100/1000 ethernet
- 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
Dimensions: 6.5cm x 15.1cm x 27.5 cm