Xbox Series X will have no audio-only interface – Microsoft clarifies

Microsoft Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X

A few days ago, Microsoft officially announced the specs of the upcoming Xbox Series X. At Microsoft’s Game Stack Live online live broadcast, an obvious S / PDIF interface appeared on the rear panel of the Xbox Series X. This interface is absent from the renders which is quite confusing. Nevertheless, Microsoft has now clarified that the new Xbox Series X console will not include a dedicated S / PDIF audio interface. The interface of the final version of the Xbox Series X only includes a network cable interface, HDMI output, storage expansion card interface, and three USB 3.1 interfaces

Xbox Series X

Therefore, the audio of the new Xbox console can only be output through the HDMI interface. Microsoft has previously confirmed that its new Xbox will use the latest HDMI 2.1 standard interface.

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Xbox Series X

Here are the full specifications of the Microsoft Xbox Series X:

  • CPU: 8 cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz under Hyper-Threading)
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52CU @ 1.825 GHz
  • Die size: 360.45 mm 2
  • CPU Build Process: 7nm enhanced version process
  • Memory / video memory: 16GB GDDR6
  • Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560GB / s, 6GB @ 336GB / s
  • Storage: 1TB custom NVME SSD
  • I / O throughput: 2.4 GB / s (Raw), 4.8 GB / s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: 1 TB expansion card
  • External storage: USB 3.2 external hard disk support
  • Optical Drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Drive
  • Performance target: 4K @ 60 frames / second, up to 120 frames / second
  • Dimension: 15.1 cm x 15.1 cm x 30.1 cm
  • Weight: 4.45kg/9.8lbs
  • Total Volume: 6.86 litres
  • Ports: HDMI 2.1 output, 3x USB 3.2, networking port, expandable storage slot, power input
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This console has a dimension of 151 mm x 151 mm x 301 mm. With this dimension, it is larger and heavier than the Xbox One X. Furthermore, this device also comes with a whisper-quiet fan that ensures that your game will not be a disturbance. In addition, the parallel cooling architecture divides the airflow into multiples to ensure that your host does not overheat. What do you think about the Xbox Series X? Does this gaming console meet up with your expectations? Let us know what you think about this console in the comment section below

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