New renders of Xbox Series X claim to be more accurate than AMD's
The Xbox Series X has been on everyone’s radar this week thanks to AMD’s (unofficial) renders of the next-gen home console. It’s since been revealed that those renders were unofficial. We may now have a more accurate picture of what the Xbox Series X will actually look like, specifically concerning its port selection.
Brad Sams of Thurrott a new CAD drawing of the back of the Xbox Series X that he claims is accurate. Citing “several insiders,” Sams notes that these ports are only what Microsoft has currently designed and may change as the console nears its official unveiling.
So what ports are there? Per the renders, the Xbox Series X will feature two USB Type-A ports (likely 3.1 Gen 2 or higher), an Ethernet jack, optical S/PDIF audio, and an HDMI output (specification unknown). There’s a final mystery port Sams says is for debugging, so it likely won’t appear on the final console.
These ports are mounted in the center of the console’s back near its base. Flanking the I/O are two intake vents. Interestingly, these renders highlight the absence of media center-focused ports like an HDMI input. As such, the Xbox Series X may focus more on gaming and less on media consumption, which the Xbox One championed upon its release. Also missing is any USB Type-C connection, which may prove to age the console prematurely.
Keep in mind that these are simply rumors at this point as Sams’ word cannot be independently verified. Still, the included I/O looks about right for a console.
What do you think? Does the Xbox Series X offer enough I/O for you, or does it fail to make a connection? Let us know in the comments.