Xbox Series X Doesn’t Need to Scream for Attention — A Review

What’s so great and not so great about it?

7 min readFeb 22


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What a great time to be alive. We have modern, next-gen gaming consoles providing high-resolution immersive gameplay at a reasonable price.

In this article, I’ll ask a couple of important questions and try to answer them based on my experience with my Xbox Series X, bringing you a review that’s not too wordy, yet, not too little.

Microsoft has a fantastic design team. The XSX has a beautiful, minimal design that fades away under your TV and shines when powered on.

In short, this product can:

  • Show visuals in 4K resolution in HDR.
  • Play HQ Dolby Atmos audio.
  • Support the Variable Refresh Rate.
  • And a lot more.

In a world where the market demands high-quality, next-gen gaming experience, the Xbox shines bright, and I believe it’s worth it for many gamers.

Is it Next-Gen?

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What makes a gaming console next-gen? I believe that there are three components to such an experience:

  1. Visuals
  2. Audio
  3. Control

In terms of visuals:

The XSX has a powerful chip — a Zen 2, 8-core CPU capable of handling many games in native 4K with a 60FPS refresh rate and HDR output.

Your games will load fast due to its insane SSD specs. It has enough RAM for the quick resume feature, where you can jump back into your game without waiting too long on a loading screen.

Most cross-gen titles target 60FPS in 4K and aim to bring improved graphics with support for Ray Tracing and HDR, while many next-gen titles offer native 4K 60FPS with ray tracing.

In terms of audio:

It supports multi-channel, immersive audio technologies like Dolby Atmos. I set the audio of my tv in the Forza Horizon 5 to my Sony Soundbar and:




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