Microsoft has finally confirmed the Xbox Series S!
What impact will it have on Madden 21 and the whole next-gen console war? Let’s take a look!
Latest news – Pre-order times announced
Get ready to place your order for the Xbox Series S!
Both next-gen Xbox’s will available for pre-order on 22 September, the time depends on where you are in the world!
Xbox Series S price
The new digital-only Xbox will come in at just $299.
It’s a small but mighty machine, and sets a price point that is far lower than anyone expected.
In the UK it will be just £249. The Series S will arrive on 10 November, the same date as its big brother the Series X.
Xbox Series S specs
So what’s the difference inside the Xbox Series S? Here are the confirmed specs:
- CPU: Eight-core 3.8ghz custom Zen 2
- GPU: Four teraflops 1.55 GHz
- RAM: 10GB GDDR6
- Frame rate: Up to 120 fps
- Resolution: Up to 4K
- Storage: 512GB custom NVME SSD
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There’s a few notable things here. One is that it is considerably less powerful than the Xbox Series X. That is to be expected, though maybe not by such a wide margin.
This also puts it right in the range of the Xbox One X. That machine has more teraflops and is 4K capable, whereas the Series S is just “up to 4K”.
However, as our friends at Stealth Optional put it, while the One X has better numbers the Series S will run faster and has better quality RAM.
If you’re in need of a new Xbox but not too bothered about the ultra-power of the Series X then the Series S is a terrific option for you.
Madden 21 on Xbox Series S
What does all this mean for Madden 21?
Well, with EA not promising any extra features for Madden 21 on next-gen, the Series S is easily going to be the most cost-effective way of feeling the improvements.
The quality of the components should improve those troublesome load times in Madden 21, and while it is lacking the raw power of the Xbox Series X it will still have a noticeable improvement across the board.
Of course, the Series S is digital-only, so if you bought a physcial copy of Madden 21 then don’t get the Series S!
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Leon Joseph is just a few years into his journalist career, but has already had pieces published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Game Spot. In regards to academics, Leon earned a degree in business from Texas State. Leon has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in the gaming industry.