A few weeks ago, Microsoft officially confirmed the prices of the Xbox Series X/S to be $499 and $299 respectively. The difference between the CPUs of the two consoles is not significant. Both devices use 8-core configurations while the difference in frequency is 0.2GHz. However, the GPU is the major difference between both consoles. The Xbox Series X comes with 52CU, the frequency reaches 1.825GHz, and the performance reaches 12.15TFLOPS. The latter has only 20CU, the frequency hit 1.565GHz, while the performance reaches 4TFLOPS.
[Update] Xbox Series S internal memory is very small – see the update below
In other respects, Xbox Series X is equipped with 16GB of video memory, while Xbox Series S uses 10GB. The former focuses on 4K games and the latter focuses on 2K games. In addition, the Series X has a 1TB SSD while the Series S is 512GB. However, the speed is the same at 2.4GB/s.
According to recent reports, although the XSX has a built-in 1TB storage space, the available space for players is 802GB. This data is consistent with the Xbox One X launched in 2017, which has a similar configuration to its 1TB internal hard drive.
The available space on Xbox Series S is still unclear, but obviously, 512GB SSD can not hold many games. Microsoft claims that Xbox Series S games should take up 30% less space than Xbox Series X games.
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Update: Xbox Series S has only 364GB available storage
At the time of writing the original report, there was no information on the Xbox Series S available storage. However, according to a Reddit user, we will not have much on the Series S. The user claims to have received this device a week before its official arrival. Although, the official listing of this device says 512GB, not all the storage will be available to users. The new report claims that users will have just 364GB of available storage space. This is quite shocking because the Xbox Series S does not come with a disc drive. This means that you will have to install whatever you hope to play.
According to commenters, the 264GB available storage is barely enough to install the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Nevertheless, the only option for users is to get the Seagate storage expansion which is quite expensive.
Solution to lack of space
Seagate storage expansion card is Microsoft’s solution to the lack of space in Xbox Series X and Series S. It supports PCIe 4.0 and can be directly connected to the CPU. However, this storage expansion card is not cheap. According to the supply chain, the suggested retail price of this device in the U.S. is $220. This is almost the retail price of the Xbox Series S. In addition, this expansion card has 920GB of free space.
Should be pointed out to all the PS fans who will comment. The 895gb PS5 will also lose ~250gb. So it isn't just xbox. Big difference is Xbox has official expansion options at launch.