Rumor | Xbox Series S console to come with just 4 teraflops of GPU performance but will only cost US$300
The Chinese tech site MyDrivers has published an article concerning numerous rumors about the Xbox Series S console. We have reported about this still unconfirmed device before, when a possible APU for the machine was spotted on 3DMark. It has been suggested that the Xbox Series S or Lockhart will be revealed soon, and it is expected the console will be targeted at those who want to enjoy next-gen console technology but have a more restrictive budget.
The cost of the Xbox Series S has been reported as US$300, and for the money gamers will receive a console that doesn’t have an optical drive - similar to the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. What it does have, apparently, is 16 GB RAM (12 GB for the GPU and 4 GB for the OS), possibly the 4 GHz AMD Ryzen APU mentioned above, and GPU compute performance of 4 TFLOPS.
With the knowledge that the Xbox Series X console can boast of a mighty 12 TFLOPS, there might be some wondering what attraction there is to an Xbox Series S that can only manage 4 TFLOPS, especially as the older Xbox One X can cough up 6 TFLOPS. But MyDrivers opines that due to AMD’s advanced RDNA technology the Lockhart console will actually produce a better gaming performance than its predecessor, which was based on GCN 4 architecture. So the lower teraflop figure shouldn’t be of concern to those who may be tempted into a purchase of the Xbox Series S – if Microsoft actually ends up confirming its existence.