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New renders of Xbox Series X claim to be more accurate than AMD's

Renders of the Xbox Series X from Brad Sams, citing inside sources. Image via Thurrott
Renders of the Xbox Series X from Brad Sams, citing inside sources. Image via Thurrott
While AMD's renders of the Xbox Series X were unofficial designs sourced from a third party, new renders of the next-gen console have popped up, courtesy of Brad Sams of Thurrott. Citing inside sources, the renders claim to show a more accurate port selection than AMD's.
Sam Medley,

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.

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Sam Medley, 2020-01- 9 (Update: 2020-01- 9)
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.