The Xbox Series S is a home video game console developed by Microsoft that is positioned as an entry level counterpart to the Xbox Series X. The Series S was announced on September 8, 2020 with a launch list price of US$299. The console was developed under the codename "Project Lockhart" and was released alongside the Series X on November 10, 2020.
The Series S console is housed in a white enclosure that is 60% smaller than the Series X. The Series S uses the same custom AMD Zen 2 CPU as the Series X, but with reduced memory and GPU capability that outputs to a lower maximum resolution (1440p) for games, and no support for optical media.
- Custom AMD Zen 2 CPU with 8 cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT)
- Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 20 CUs @ 1.55 GHz (4 TFLOPS)
- 1440p at up to 120fps
- 4K upscaling for games
- 4K streaming media playback
- 10 GB GDDR6
- Custom 512GB NVMe SSD and expansion card slot (for new games)
- Ultra-low latency
- USB 3.2 with support for external drives (for previous Xbox games)
- All-digital (no optical media)
- DirectX raytracing
- Variable rate shading
- Variable refresh rate
- Xbox Series S by Xbox, Twitter. 2020-09-08.
- Xbox Series S: everything we know about the cheaper Xbox Series X alternative by Vic Hood and Adam Vjestica, TechRadar. 2020-09-09.
- Xbox Series S specs list by Matt Brown, Windows Central. 2020-09-08.
- Xbox Series S Specs Revealed: 1440p/120 FPS, Raytracing, More by Joe Skrebels, IGN. 2020-09-08.
- Xbox Series S official website