It was recently confirmed that the Xbox Series S – yes, the smaller, more affordable version of Microsoft’s next-gen console – has a faster CPU than the PS5.
The Xbox Series S is the cheaper version of the more powerful Xbox Series X. However, despite the fact that it is outperformed by its pricier older sibling, it still manages to run faster than Sony’s PS5 – its direct competitor.
The news comes from Twitter, where The Verge reporter Tom Warren recently posted a tweet about the Xbox Series S’ partial superiority over the PS5.
Check out the tweet below.
As you can see, Microsoft has officially stated that the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are both built with the exact same CPU, which runs at 3.6GHz. While we already knew that the Xbox Series X was going to be more powerful than the PS5, this officially confirms that even Microsoft’s cheaper console beats it in terms of processing speed.
It’s worth noting that the Xbox Series S also has access to next-gen features like ray tracing and faster loading times, meaning that aside from Sony’s superior SSD, it’s pretty much on par with the PS5 in most departments. The fact it’s available for just $299, making it the cheapest mainstream console on the market right now, is astonishing – especially when you consider that Xbox Game Pass now includes EA Play at no extra cost.
The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are due to launch on November 10, 2020, for $299 and $499, respectively.
Also, it was recently confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – which was originally due to launch on November 17 – is coming to Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X on November 10, meaning that it has a full week of timed-exclusivity on Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. On top of that, if you purchase it for Xbox One, you’ll get a next-gen upgrade free of charge.
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