Microsoft plans to have a second “Xbox Series” console, which is designed to provide many of the improvements of Xbox Series X but for a more affordable price.
Lockhart aka: Xbox Series S
According to Thurrot, a common practice for Microsoft is to have the dev consoles disguised inside something else. With Xbox Series X, they were disguised as a speaker or subwoofer, with Xbox Series S, they are being disguised inside of Xbox One X shells.
This revelation flies in the face of the assumed design for Xbox Series S. The design may end up being more of a traditional console shape and could even be smaller than Xbox One X, considering it fits inside of its shell.
From what we know about Lockhart or Xbox Series S, the cheaper console is said to hit around 4 Teraflops as opposed to Xbox Series X that hits 12 Teraflops.
Xbox Series S vs Xbox Series X specs
Microsoft Xbox Series S
CPU: AMD-based Zen 2 cores clocked at 3.8GHz or less
GPU: AMD RDNA 2-based running at 4 teraflops
Memory: 10GB? GDDR6 (7.5 usable by games, 2.5GB used by system)
Storage: 1TB? (NVMe SSD)
Optical Drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray or maybe no drive at all
1080p or 1440p
Price: Unknown? (maybe $299 like current Xbox One S)
Microsoft Xbox Series X
AMD-based Zen 2 cores clocked at 3.8GHz
GPU: AMD RDNA 2-running at 12 teraflops
Memory: 16GB GDDR6 (13.5 usable by games, 2.5GB used by system)
Storage: 1TB (NVMe SSD)
Optical Drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (if All-digital version exists, then that one will be missing the disc drive.
Ports: x3 USB-A 3.0, HDMI (out), optical audio, proprietary memory slot
Price: Maybe $499 (All-Digital Edition – $449)
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