Xbox One S
The Xbox One S will launch in August as the smallest Xbox console to date. Xbox

The Xbox One S console is Microsoft’s new device recently revealed at the E3 2016. Perhaps the biggest changes enumerated beyond the size of the touted smallest Xbox One system is the extra GPU and CPU in the hardware.

On the one hand, The Coalition’s “Gears of War 4” is supposed to perform better on the Xbox One S compared to the original Xbox One version in 2013. This will supposedly be possible via the HDR colour of the console. According to Polygon, the developer was able to utilise the additional GPU and CPU are supposed so that it can better improve the frame rate and resolution for the more demanding aspects of the game.

While there has been a lot of buzz when it comes to what this will now introduce gaming-wise for the Xbox One, Microsoft has also been stating that the Xbox One S will not bring in performance boosts for games. Speaking with Eurogamer, Xbox Planning Lead Albert Penello reiterated that the additional aspects of the Xbox One S will not impact the performance of games.

“When we made changes, to the box for 4K we unlocked a little bit more processing power to enable HDR. That’s it. It’s exactly the same architecture as the existing one,” said Penello to Eurogamer.

From this, it seems that the Xbox One S will only have the advantage of HDR over its predecessor. More straightforwardly, Xbox Head Phil Spencer even advised players to not buy the Xbox One S if their goal is to play Xbox One games “better.”

Spencer had also touched on the super-powered Xbox Scorpio, which is set to be released sometime in 2017. It seems that this is the true competitor to Sony’s PS4 Neo, as this is expected to bring 6 teraflops of processing power, 320GB of memory bandwidth and 4K support, Ars Technica reported.

However, the expectation is that this is the console for gamers who already have a 4K TV. This ensures that the Xbox One Scorpio owner will get the most out of the experience.

This means that Xbox One players have more choices, especially now that the original Xbox One has dropped its price once more. For a limited time until Oct. 1, fans can get the 500GB Xbox One for US$279 (approx. AU$380).