Microsoft could launch an updated Xbox Series S in 2022; Xbox Series X to follow suit in 2023
Both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series S|X are expected for a mid-recycle refresh if the YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead is to be accepted. Tales about an upgraded PS5 have been around for a long while presently, with one recommending that it could include a dual-GPU configuration. It is scheduled for a late-2023 release and will obviously cost between US$600-700. Not a ton is referenced with regards to its innards other than the way that it could up the CU count, TDP and use more up to date Zen cores.
Microsoft’s supposed Xbox Series S refresh is relied upon to drop around a similar time. In addition to other things, it will be powered by a new APU dependent on TSMC’s 6N hub, which is basically a further developed version of the 7nm hub. This, thus, will permit Microsoft to extract additional force from the RDNA2-based silicon and surprisingly re-empower a few CUs.
Nonetheless, it is likewise conceivable that Microsoft will move up to the RDNA3 design, taking into account that it will have been standard when the supposed Xbox Series S invigorate is expected. Regardless of whether this new Xbox Series S emphasis will actually want to pull off 4K gaming stays not yet clear. The capacity to mess around at 1440p, 120 FPS with raytracing empowered will likewise suffice. Extra storage would be decent, as well.
Anyway, what befalls the current Xbox Series S? It just so happens, Microsoft will in any case sell it at a rebate for around US$250. Then again, the ‘new’ Xbox Series S will supposedly sell for US$350. Tom additionally hypothesizes a Xbox Series X update ready to go yet doesn’t reveal to us much with regards to it other than the way that it is expected in 2023. In the event that the talk ends up being precise and Microsoft doesn’t suspend SKUs en route, gamers will actually want to pick between four Xbox consoles from a similar generation.
Tom has had a great track record for hardware-related leaks; be that as it may, we should treat this data with a healthy dose of scepticism. Microsoft’s history with the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X discloses to us that the organization has no misgivings refreshing its hardware every few years. Nonetheless, those were in less complex times when silicon was bountiful.
The worldwide chip lack isn’t disappearing at any point in the near future. Microsoft is unable to source silicon for its current control center all things considered, so one can’t resist the urge to ponder where the extra stockpile for two new SKUs will come from. All in all, Microsoft could launch new versions of the Xbox Series S|X, however the 2022-23 timeline appears to be a bit dodgy.