First look at the game console Microsoft Xbox One S

2 August started sales of the updated Xbox One console S. Journalists already familiar with the console from all sides and find out what innovations carries a new in addition to design. In particular, the resource EuroGamer looked into the device and received credible...

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on 2 August started sales of the updated Xbox One console S. Journalists already familiar with the console from all sides and find out what innovations carries a new in addition to design. In particular, the resource EuroGamer looked into the device and received credible information from Microsoft.

First look at the game console Microsoft Xbox One S

Performance

Perhaps the most important change was the use of the 16-nm SoC from TSMC with the use of FinFET instead of 14-nanometer chipset from AMD. The number of functional blocks, the new SoC does not differ from its predecessor, but has a hardware decoder HEVC and 4K support the HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Besides, the graphics chip of the console was dispersed with 853 MHz to 914 MHz, which should provide adequate performance when using HDR.

First look at the game console Microsoft Xbox One S

the Xbox One's CPU is still running at a clock frequency of 1.75 GHz, but due to the overclocking of the graphics chip bandwidth's esram memory increased from 204 to 219 GB/s. the die Area of SoC decreased by 33% and equal to 240 mm^2, however, reduce energy consumption, Microsoft is not showing off. The cooling system consists of two heat pipes and a 120 mm cooler noise level the novelty is similar to its predecessor.

in addition, Xbox One's used hard drive, Seagate Spinpoint M9T 2 TB SATA III, whereas in the original Xbox One is set to the Winchester with interface SATA II.

this upgrade improved the performance of the Xbox One's 1.31 TFLOPS to 1.4 TFLOPS. This is still lower than the PS4 with 1.84 TFLOPS, but the first tests allow us to say about the increase in FPS in some games up to 10%.

First look at the game console Microsoft Xbox One S

Best results are seen in the games without fixing the FPS at 30 or 60 frames, but in games with a fixed frame rate is observed the disappearance of sagging below a predetermined level and decreasing the number of micro-lag, which result in constant twitching of the image.

Design and other innovations

the Xbox One's was 40% less than its predecessor despite the built-in power supply, got the IR Blaster and HDMI 2.0 a and the possibility of installation in a vertical position using a special stand. From a special port for the Kinect, Microsoft has decided to give up. Wireless manipulator with a larger radius of action has got the Bluetooth that will allow you to use it with other devices.

First look at the game console Microsoft Xbox One S

Price and demand

Xbox One's immediately began to enjoy great demand, which has led to the depletion of stocks of new products from a number of retailers. For example, the British branded the online Microsoft store in stock, there is not one console. Such a wonderful success immediately provoked a response from Microsoft. So Aaron Greenberg, the marketing head of Xbox division, has shared his delight on Twitter: "that's crazy, the Xbox One's already sold out at some retailers".

First look at the game console Microsoft Xbox One S

Note that now the sale has only a version with 2 TB of memory for $400 and Microsoft has not yet announced the start of sales of the Xbox One's memory is 500 GB and 1 TB for $300 and $350 respectively. Also remains unknown the exact date of receipt of the novelties in Russia only reported that it will happen in August.

Conclusion

overall, observers converge in one opinion that the Xbox One was originally supposed to be exactly like the Xbox One S is a compact, attractive console with a built-in power supply. Edition MobiDevices fully agree with their opinion.

well, I look forward to the announcement of the Xbox Scorpio with performance of 6 TFLOPS. Recall that Microsoft promised to release new consoles after 1.5 years. The updated console will work on the basis of 8-core processors and to support the work of virtual reality.


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