What if it costs $299? The next-gen budget gaming console will support the Quick Resume feature while playing multiple titles seamlessly
The new Microsoft Xbox Series S was a kind of surprise from the company this month and having shared its images, Microsoft launched it with the pricing alongside the flagship Xbox Series X. It derives all the good things from its big brother, however, targeting the 1080p or 1440p gamers coming in at a sweet $299 price.
Microsoft even announced a mouth-watering Xbox All Access scheme that allows you to get both the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $24.99 a month. Now, to show the prowess of its new budget console, Microsoft did share a video where the Quick Resume feature for the Xbox Series S is in action:
So this shows how smooth the game transitions are and who could guess this is a $299 hardware? The new Microsoft Velocity architecture helps to deliver more than 40x the I/O bandwidth of an Xbox One, for faster loading times and Quick Resume for multiple titles.
Also, the 512GB custom NVMe SSD gives a huge 2.4 GB/s of raw I/O throughput along with Hardware Accelerated Decompression that offers 100x more I/O performance than any current-gen controllers. Then there’s the fast AMD hardware that delivers 4x the processing power of an Xbox One console.
As we see in the video, the transition between heavy games like the Star Wars and Minecraft is seamless, takes a few seconds to load. Then if say you are bored with one game, you can quickly return back to the first game and due to Quick Resume, you can continue from where you left off.
The next-gen budget console gaming experience seems much more promising with 3x the GPU performance of the Xbox One with a promise to play games at 1440p at 60 frames per second, with support for up to 120fps.
So, the performance and features that you get on a $299 machine make the Microsoft Xbox Series S even more valuable deal. A lot of 1080p gamers will be pouncing on this console in November and for the price its obvious.
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