If you can't take the heat, don't buy an Xbox Series X

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#1 BenjaminBanklin
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Because that son of a bitch is HOT... literally!

A group of French gamers via LeStream have been relating their experience with the XSX, and they all come to the same conclusion... this thing will replace your home's space heater.

Full quote : "I don't know if we can talk about this but, we have the Series X here and the Series X is hot, it is hot. It makes 0 noise but on the other hand it gives off heat, it's violent. I mean it's violent... yeah, yeah it's violent. You can warm up thanks to the Series X, clearly. From a sound point of view it's good but from a heat point of view, it's something."

Other one adds : "It will send out air, a small air diffuser."

Interesting note : "yeah, we're not allowed to show new generation games, disappointing."

The Beastcast has also talked about how hot it gets, and it also makes the expansion unit almost too hot to the touch... even in standby mode. Timestamped for your convenience.

Apparently Microsoft wants to bring the heat to gamers, and then melt them all in a nefarious plot.

Actual footage of an Xbox Series X being used for too long
Actual footage of an Xbox Series X being used for too long

Now, that being said. Is that the reason that MS isn't allowing new games to be previewed on the console, because it'll go from 0 to jet engine in noise when it's really being taxed? The plot thickens.

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#2 briguyb13
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Good thing winter is coming.

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#3 sakaiXx  Online
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Literally unplayable

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#4 Pedro
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Pre-order cancelled.

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#5 hardwenzen
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Looks like the heat is violent. Violent heat.

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#6 sakaiXx  Online
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Also if I recall correctly someone who got a preview access of the xbox series x mentions the expansion storage gets really toasty. Might want to let it cool down first and not do a hot swap.

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#7 BenjaminBanklin
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@hardwenzen said:

Looks like the heat is violent. Violent heat.

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#8 X_CAPCOM_X
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My computer generates more heat.

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#9 JoshRMeyer
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I'd rather have noise than heat... noise isn't going to reduce the consoles lifespan. I'm sure a simple firmware update can adjust the fan speed for better cooling if needed.

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#10  Edited By BlackShirt20
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Not worried. My One X gets hot and puts off quite a bit of heat. But it’s quiet and has yet to over heat.

I would wager PS5 gets hotter. Their is a difference between real world settings (MS putting their system in users hands for a couple weeks) letting them review the console and a staged controlled environment setting where you pay people to rave about your system where you don’t show anything.

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#11 JoshRMeyer
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@BlackShirt20: Why would you think the PS5 would get hotter? It's using smartshift. It only runs at full clock speed when needed. Xbox runs at full clock speed all the time. I guess we'll see.

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#12  Edited By Bluestars
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damn and i was gonna be carrying my serious X around in my hands when i game HaH

but hey thats 12.15 tera flops v 9.28 tiny flops for ya

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#13 Ghost_of_Phobos
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Yes, it should exhaust the heat. That how heat exhaustion works.

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#14 VFighter
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My fat PS3 was like that, it could warm up my game room a few degrees after playing for awhile. I'd imagine its better for that heat to be out then in, dont ya think?

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#15 netracing
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It does help to explain why the PS5 is so big, it's all cooling. It appears Sony have gone for reducing temps while MS have compromised for the sake of the form factor. Neither is right or wrong, though a console with less overhead on temperature is more likely to experience reliability concerns.

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Nothing a patch won't fix.

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#17 Sagemode87
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Looks like it'll be an expensive heater, good luck Lems. Looks like Sony will have the more reliable machine as they designed for cooling. Will get the hot SeX when problems are worked out.

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#18 Gaming-Planet
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I have this issue with PC gaming already.

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#20 Howmakewood
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the one that draws more power from the wall will generate more heat, this isnt exactly rocket science my dudes

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#21 Bond007uk
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Xbox heat? Pah! My PC GPU can hit 83c playing MS Flight Sim 2020. I can feel the heat coming out of the case and it can heat the room up a little more on some days. Nothing different here.

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#22 Sevenizz
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Thank god all these stories are coming from rando sites no one’s heard of. If this were a right leaning post, it would’ve been locked by now!

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#23 GoldenElementXL
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@Sevenizz: Giant Bomb is a “rando side” now?

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#24 SecretPolice
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MS/Xbox...

Sheeesh, a life, get one. :P

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@BlackShirt20 said:

Not worried. My One X gets hot and puts off quite a bit of heat. But it’s quiet and has yet to over heat.

I would wager PS5 gets hotter. Their is a difference between real world settings (MS putting their system in users hands for a couple weeks) letting them review the console and a staged controlled environment setting where you pay people to rave about your system where you don’t show anything.

Yeah that's not what i read, it was say not only that the PS5 is quite but also that it doesn't run super hot.

By the way it was tested on Astro and Godfall which are not last gen games or backward compatibility, the series X running next gen games should be even hotter.

Why isn't the xbox allow reviewer to play next gen games and confine them to BC if MS is so open.🤣🤣🤣

@Sevenizz said:

Thank god all these stories are coming from rando sites no one’s heard of. If this were a right leaning post, it would’ve been locked by now!

Have all sites claim the xbox series X doesn't generate any heat?

Where is the series S and why isn't on hands as well?

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#26 SolidGame_basic
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No wonder they decided to release it in the winter.

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#27 Sevenizz
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@goldenelementxl: first I’ve heard of it

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#28 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Winter is coming...and the best part, XSX owners will be pleased to know they're new next-gen console can also be a nice heater machine. My PC expels lots of heat and hey, it makes a good heater for the winter ;)

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#29 floppydics
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Man am I gonna save on heating bills this winter.

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Kinda surprised TBH, because it has the appearance of a better cooling design. However, it's quite compact - the components facing each other in a tube will share a lot of heat in there.

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@xantufrog said:

Kinda surprised TBH, because it has the appearance of a better cooling design. However, it's quite compact - the components facing each other in a tube will share a lot of heat in there.

The quality of XSX build is based on PC case and as such, this was to be expected it'll expose a lot of heat but at the same time, MS knew this and needed a much better cooling system. MS did the right thing this time around.

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#32  Edited By Sevenizz
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Still better than either ps5, by a lot.

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#33  Edited By tormentos
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@Sevenizz said:

@goldenelementxl: first I’ve heard of it

WTF?

Thats lol worthy considering you have a 2010 join date and Giant Bomb was by created Jeff Gerstmann which use to review games here before he open the site in 2011 and which had its fair chair of controversy for honestly calling trash a game that was TRASH.

So either you are lying or been under a rock by the way Giant Bomb is owned by the same owners of THIS site.🤣

There goes your credibility questioning flying out the window.

@Sevenizz said:

Still better than either ps5, by a lot.

How you know that? Based on what?

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#34  Edited By Howmakewood
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@Bond007uk said:

Xbox heat? Pah! My PC GPU can hit 83c playing MS Flight Sim 2020. I can feel the heat coming out of the case and it can heat the room up a little more on some days. Nothing different here.

and would you guess that a gtx 1060 running at 83c vs rtx 3080 at 83c generates less heat? crazy stuff!

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#35 Sevenizz
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@tormentos: Well, it’s 30% more powerful meaning multiplats (which every gamer buys most of) will play and look better.

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@Sevenizz said:

@tormentos: Well, it’s 30% more powerful meaning multiplats (which every gamer buys most of) will play and look better.

Powerful than PS5, yes but the real question is, does it have quality of exclusive games to play? "If" the answer is no, than powerful of a console means nothing.

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@davillain- said:
@Sevenizz said:

@tormentos: Well, it’s 30% more powerful meaning multiplats (which every gamer buys most of) will play and look better.

Powerful than PS5, yes but the real question is, does it have quality of exclusive games to play? "If" the answer is no, than powerful of a console means nothing.

No, the power advantage means that multiplatform games will look and run best on that console. Multiplatform titles make up the vast majority of each consoles library.

If the power difference between the consoles and the way the same game looks and runs on different consoles didn't matter, Digital Foundry wouldn't exist. Hell, why would a person spend so much money on a PC if power didn't matter?

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@goldenelementxl said:

No, the power advantage means that multiplatform games will look and run best on that console. Multiplatform titles make up the vast majority of each consoles library.

If the power difference between the consoles and the way the same game looks and runs on different consoles didn't matter, Digital Foundry wouldn't exist. Hell, why would a person spend so much money on a PC if power didn't matter?

I'm talking about exclusives vs power mind you. The Switch isn't on the powerhouse but it has quality exclusives to back it up. Now you tell me what's important, power or quality exclusives games and lets not forget exclusives is the reason why we the gamers buy consoles in the first place.

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#39  Edited By SecretPolice
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@davillain-:

We all know the real reasoning behind your statement, because...

Says Moooo. lol :P

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#40 ocinom
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Hell no, not another thermal problem again. I'll wait for the early adopters to beta test this machine.

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@SecretPolice said:

@davillain-:

We all know the real reasoning behind your statement, because...

Says Moooo. lol :P

You got me😁

I guess you want a medal huh?

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#42  Edited By Gifford38
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@freedomfreak said:

Nothing a patch won't fix.

lol a patch to fix heat issues. they going to patch a new fan inside the series x ?

how can a patch help this? is the ssd tapped into the fan some how to change the inside speed of the fan in the console?

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#43 SecretPolice
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@davillain-:

A Medal of Honor?

Sure. lol :P

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#44 Gifford38
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well look at that. I bet the series x is going to be the new 360. the xbox one x was such a good made console i hope they don't go back wards this gen and have another red ring of death going on.

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#45 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@SecretPolice: I miss the series already and I do go back and play MoH 2010 from time to time.

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#46 GoldenElementXL
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@davillain-: Nintendo is different. Their exclusives are actually good and worth my time. I’m not buying a PS5 just to watch cutscenes and mash the square button when the prompt comes up...

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#47 regnaston
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wait what?? Electronics give off heat??? Why don't they just keep them inside so my room does not get warmer????

/sarcasm

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#48 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@goldenelementxl: Don't worry Super Sonic, I was throwing Nintendo into the convo because I value a console with the top of the line exclusives to play on it, not Multiplats since you already know I have a gaming PC for that. I too will not get a PS5 until Sony stops supporting PS4 cross-plat and it looks like I'm not really missing much on PS5. Miles Morales coming to PS4, works in my favors :)

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#49 Nonstop-Madness
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I wouldn't be surprised if both next gen consoles ran hotter than previous gens.

But, I'll say this ... having an external storage device that plugs into the console isn't the greatest idea. It'll get real hot and there's almost nothing cooling it. It should have been an internal slot.

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#50  Edited By Daredevils2k
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To think that lems were here screaming about the ps5 cooling. Looks like they should be worrying about their own system of choice