Packing an enormous amount of processing power, yet looking as dull as a NAS drive, the Xbox Series X is the biggest (so far) of Microsoft’s entries into the new generation of games consoles.
XBOX SERIES X
It might not have the most dazzling appearance, but the X’s inners are full of magic.
Packing an enormous amount of processing power, yet looking as dull as a NAS drive, the Xbox Series X is the biggest (so far) of Microsoft’s entries into the new generation of games consoles. Its little brother, the Series S, is thinner, less powerful, and better looking. The console itself is a black cuboid more than twice as fat as the Xbox One X console that proceeded it. The Series X is clean and minimalist, and will blend into a lot of setups quite easily without offending the eye.
Getting the system set up is a piece of cake. You plonk it down horizontally or vertically, then plug in the power cord and connect the system to one of your TV’s HDMI ports with the included cable. When running at full tilt, the Series X expels quite a lot of hot air, and its cooling system is designed to draw air in from one end of the console (its base) and expel it through the other (its top).
You need to keep the console well ventilated. The front of the Series X is adorned with just a single USB port, as well as a small disc eject button and controller syncing button. Round the back things get more interesting, with power and HDMI connections, as well as an Ethernet port, a brace of USB ports, and the console’s custom storage expansion slot. Inside, it’s packing 12 teraflops of processing power, delivered by AMD’s latest CPU GPU architectures; paired with a 1TB NVMe SSD, the Series X absolutely smokes Xbox’s last flagship, the Xbox One X.
In creating this Xbox Series X review one thing has become very clear–from a hardware point of view Microsoft has absolutely nailed it with its next-gen flagship. This is a console that delivers massive amounts of power and performance, and one that does so in a really accessible and transitionally sound way too. The evolution from Xbox One to Xbox Series X is seamless, and because of this,and its raw pixel-pushing prowess, it undoubtedly acts as a superb base for a generation of new jaw-dropping experiences. Those new experiences, however, are not here yet, with the Xbox Series X launch line-up of titles massively skewed toward optimising existing titles that can be played on previous-gen hardware.
- Most Poserfull console hardware you can buy.
- Console runs quiet.
- Setup is super slick.
- Optimised games.
- Console design is unispired.
- Vents hot air.
- Optimised last-gen games dont exploit its true power.
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