The Xbox Series X has superior cooling compared to other consoles

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  • The Xbox Series X is the latest generation of gaming consoles from Xbox, scheduled for release on November 10.
  • Besides the superior specs, it seems that the new console also has better cooling than other consoles.
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Gamers worldwide eagerly await the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles which is scheduled to launch on November 10, 2020.

For those that don’t know, the news consoles feature far superior specs compared to its predecessor, but some were also skeptical of the console’s tower-like shape.

Well, it seems that maybe Microsoft may have just sacrificed style for the sake of function, and it seems that it has finally paid off in one way or another.


The Xbox Series X features superior cooling capabilities

Tests were made by YouTube gamer Jeff Grubb that showcased the Xbox Series X’s cooling properties.

He tested out 3 different consoles:

  • Xbox Series X
  • PlayStation 4
  • Xbox One X

The test was simple, and it involved playing Hitman 2 in various scenarios to see which console would heat up the most.

According to Jeff’s tests, the results were pretty remarkable:

Temperature
(C°)
Xbox Series XXbox One XPS4 Pro
Maximum temperature50.4°54.5°65°
Average temperature47.7°52.1°62.5°
Minimum temperature38.9°50°60.1°

Note: These temperatures were registered while running the Mumbai Level of Hitman 2.


In the end, it seems that despite the not so stylish design of the console, the perks are far too obvious to ignore.

Gamers themselves can testify how a mere couple of degrees can mean the difference between lagging or not, and also the long-term physical effects these temperatures have on the consoles.

Additionally, these tests further consolidated Xbox’s position on the market, especially when you take into consideration the 15-20 degree temperature difference between the Xbox Series X and the PS4 Pro.

Of course, it won’t be too long until similar tests will be done with the PlayStation 5, another console with a towering design, and only then will we see which console can be considered the coolest.


Have these tests made you even more anxious about the launch of the Xbox Series X?

Let us know what do you think about the temperature differences by leaving your opinions in the comments section below.