Xbox Series X and Series S Compared: Latter Has 61 Percent Weaker GPU

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TweakTown has shared a chart that shows the key differences between Microsoft’s flagship next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, and its weaker (but still capable) sibling, the Xbox Series S. As you can see, the consoles are remarkably similar – both of them even sport a PCIe 4.0 SSD and the same 8C/16T, 3.8 GHz Ryzen processor – but there’s a major difference in their GPU solutions.

According to Tom Warren’s contribution, the Series S features an AMD Navi RDNA 2-based GPU with only 20 Compute Units and a 1.55 GHz clock speed. That’s significantly lower than the Series X’s GPU, which flaunts 52 Compute Units and a 1.825 GHz clock speed.

This inconsistency shouldn’t shock anybody (the Series S is supposed to cost a lot cheaper, after all), but the specification does raise concerns as to whether the “budget” console will be able to cope with higher resolutions. As TweakTown points out, the Series S’s GPU is 61 percent weaker than its bigger brother’s.

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