Xbox Series S vs Xbox One X specs: Which console is better, and which one should you buy?

With the full reveal of the Xbox Series S finally out in the wild, albeit due to a leak rather than a big flashy show that involves ninjas and fireworks and stuff, we can finally take a look at the low-end of the next-gen.

That's not a knock against the Series S, which while not as powerful as the Series X, is still kind of a beast.

However, how does it stack up against the Xbox One X, and is it worth upgrading to the Series S if you have a One X?

Also, what's with all these names anyway?

Xbox One X specs

The Xbox One X is a known quantity and has been for some time. It's the high-end of the current-gen, the most powerful console money can buy, at least for another two months.

Here are the specs for this particular beast:

  • CPU: Eight-core 2.3GHz custom AMD
  • GPU: Six teraflops 1.17 GHz
  • RAM: 12GB GDDR5
  • Frame rate: Up to 60 fps
  • Resolution: Up to 4K
  • Storage: 1TB HDD

That's all pretty impressive, but how does it look when you compare it to the low-end of the next-gen?

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Xbox Series S specs

Now then, here are the specs for the Xbox Series S:

  • 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

There are some differences here, notably that the GPU of the Series S actually has fewer teraflops than the One X, but it also runs at a faster speed. That means we won't be able to judge the differences until somebody does a benchmark test.

The same is true of the RAM, which is lower, but of better quality. As it stands, it's hard to say which is better, but the chances are that the Series S will win it overall, despite a somewhat mixed bag when it comes to the numbers.

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