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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.[1][2]


The Series S console is housed in a white enclosure that is 60% smaller than the Series X.[1] 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.[3]

  • 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[3][4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Xbox Series S by Xbox, Twitter. 2020-09-08.
  2. Xbox Series S: everything we know about the cheaper Xbox Series X alternative by Vic Hood and Adam Vjestica, TechRadar. 2020-09-09.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Xbox Series S specs list by Matt Brown, Windows Central. 2020-09-08.
  4. Xbox Series S Specs Revealed: 1440p/120 FPS, Raytracing, More by Joe Skrebels, IGN. 2020-09-08.

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