Only a couple of days after AMD’s conference where a false design of the Xbox Series X ports was displayed, a leak comes to show a more realistic view of the console rear. Although we can’t know for sure if this is the real architecture, it does seem closer to reality than what we’ve seen before.
The leak wants the back of the Xbox Series X to have 7 ports in total, as well as 2 big ventilators cooling the system silently. The build includes two USB-A ports (of the SuperSpeed variety), an ethernet port, an HDMI port, a connection for optical audio and one for power. The layout makes it easy for the console to be either placed horizontally or vertically, with the most used power and HDMI ports being set on the bottom. Thurrott, the original source of the leak suggests that there is also another port that can be used for debugging.
This layout of the Xbox Series X ports looks a lot more believable than AMD’s which Microsoft disproved as not being the original. It all comes down to whether or not this design will be pushed to production. Given the fact that the console is still almost a year away from releasing, changes could be made to either its skeleton or port layout. However, we doubt Microsoft will go to such lengths since the design looks practical as is.
Xbox Series X will release late this year, sometime during the winter holidays. Its price is expected by analysts to be around $499, a price that seems logical given the console’s power. In related news, a rumor wants Microsoft’s next console to be able to run an iteration of Windows 10, making Steam and the Epic Store available on Xbox Series X. There’s still so much we don’t know about the console and we can’t wait to find out.