The Xbox Series S is among the best gaming consoles available in the Canadian market, — assuming you’re looking for something that’s smaller, slightly less powerful, and cheaper.
Though not as powerful as the Series X, the Xbox Series S is still a good value.
Microsoft recently unveiled its next-generation of gaming consoles and they couldn’t be more different.
The Xbox Series S is equipped with 512GB of storage, 4K (1440p) resolution and 120fps framerates, DirectX raytracing, and variable rate shading.
The console is 60 percent smaller than the Xbox Series X and features a custom-designed 512GB NVMe SSD that enables faster load times for games and a quick resume feature that allows users to have up to three games suspended and quickly resume where they left off.
According to Microsoft, it takes 30 seconds to get from powering on your console to playing a game like Gears 5 with Quick Resume enabled.
The Xbox Series S delivers four times the processing power of an Xbox One console thanks to its AMD Zen 2 CPU which has eight cores clocked at 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT).
Related: Xbox Series X Price in Canada
Xbox Series S Price in Canada
Xbox Series S Price starts at 399.99 Canadian dollars. If you want to buy the best gaming console available in the Canadian market, Xbox Series S is the one to get.
Whether you’re a long-time Xbox gamer or new to Microsoft’s console, there’s a lot to love about the Xbox Series S.
It’s an all-digital gaming machine, and it features a sleek design that is half the size of the larger and more expensive Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series S Specifications
|Model||Xbox Series S|
|CPU||8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT)|
|GPU||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 4 Teraflops, 20 CUs at 1.55 GHz – (Supports DirectX Ray Tracing)*|
|GPU Architecture||AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 20 CU at 1.565GHz (4TFLOPS)|
|RAM||10GB GDDR6 (8GB at 224GB/s allocated to GPU, 2GB at 56GB/s allocated to rest of system)|
|Storage||512gb NVMe SSD PCIe 4.0; proprietary 1TB SSD add-on module; USB 3.1 external HDD support|
|Memory Bandwidth||8GB at 224GB/s, 2GB @ 56GB/s|
|IO Throughput||2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)|
|Process||TSMC 7nm Enhanced|
|Expandable Storage||Seagate Proprietary External 1TB SSD Expansion Card, USB 3.2 HDD Support|
|External Storage||USB 3.2 HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
|Maximum output resolution||1440p, 4K Support through playback or upscaling (120fps)|
|Subscription tie-in||Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate|
|Dimensions||5.9 x 5.9 x 11.9 in/151 x 151 x 301 mm|
|Price in Canada||$399.99|