Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S
Developer: Microsoft
Released: 2020

Xbox Series X/S Specifications

CPU: Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2
CPU Cores: 8
CPU Speed: 3.8 GHz, 3.6 GHz with SMT (Series X) | 3.6 GHz, 3.4 GHz with SMT (Series S)
GPU: Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2
GPU Speed: 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz (Series X) | 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz (Series S)
RAM: 16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM (Series X) | 10 GB GDDR6 SDRAM (Series S)
Storage: 1 TB NVMe SSD (Series X) | 512 GB NVMe SSD (Series S)
Audio: Custom Project Acoustics 3D Audio

The Xbox Series S/X made up a part of Microsoft’s ninth generation of video game consoles and was released at the end of 2020. These consoles are the successor to the Xbox One and represent the companies fourth attempt at building its own video game console.

Like the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series console sported some of the latest processing technologies from AMD. These processing technologies are AMD’s Zen 2 CPU architecture and their RDNA 2 GPU architecture.

The use of these architectures allows the Xbox’s processor to match that of what was a relatively high-end computer at the time of release.

Value-wise this put the Xbox Series console in an excellent position. They boasted pretty high-end CPU and GPU performance at a fraction of what it would cost to build a PC of the same capabilities.

When marketing their latest Xbox consoles Microsoft focused a lot on their backward compatibility capabilities.

The Xbox Series consoles are fully backward compatible with the Xbox One. They even support a large number of games from the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox.

On the hardware side, the Xbox Series consoles set out to achieve a few things. The first was to improve the storage speed of the device significantly. Game consoles for years have relied on slow hard drives. The Xbox Series made the jump to an NVMe drive. These drives are incredibly fast, allowing the console to load data almost instantly.

These gave rise to features such as Xbox’s Quick Resume. This feature stored the game’s current game state on the NVMe drive to quickly load back into memory.

As the Xbox Series consoles are relatively new, there have been no successful attempts at emulating the video game console. Be careful if you see any website claiming they have a fully working Xbox Series emulator.

We will update this page once there is progress on developing an emulator of the Xbox Series.


Xbox Series X/S Emulators