What Microsoft Has To Say for The Overheating Problem of Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X arrives in November, and it promises high-end gaming at more advanced hardware than any other Xbox console ever had. But there’s one unpleasant aspect that you should consider about Xbox Series X: the console seems to be overheating, according to some reports.

But Microsoft steps in, the company that’s building the Xbox Series X console. Aaron Greenberg, who is the GM of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, provides an explanation for the overheating problem:

“The console will output system heat out of the exhaust, just as any other console will,’ he says. “Our engineering team confirmed the heat leaving the console is not significantly different than Xbox One X. This matches my experience at home quiet, fast & impressive power for the size.”

Games confirmed

There are numerous exciting games confirmed for the next-generation console Xbox Series X, and we can mention titles like Cyberpunk 2077, FIFA 21, Scarlet Nexus, Borderlands 2, The Medium, Halo Infinite, CrossfireX, Forza Motorsport, State of Decay 3, NBA 2K21, Sniper Elite 5, Destiny 2, Fable, Fortnite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, The Ascent, DIRT 5, Gears 2, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Everwild, Watch Dogs: Legion, Phantasy Star Online 2, Warhammer 40,000, and a lot more.


The Xbox Series X console will have the following specs:

  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray
  • Ports: HDMI 2.1 output, 3x USB 3.2, networking port, expanded storage slot, power input
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6
  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT) 7nm
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2
  • Storage: 1TB custom NVMe SSD
  • 120 fps support
  • Potential 8K resolutions
  • Ray-tracing technology

According to Microsoft itself, the Xbox Series X console will be priced at $499 / £449 / AU$749. However, you can also buy the ‘little sister’ Xbox Series S at $200 less but with lower features: less RAM, less resolution, and more.

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