Yesterday, chipmaker AMD made a massive mistake by using a TurboSquid.com 3D render of the Xbox Series X which featured incorrect ports in the back. While we know that the upcoming console has a USB-A port in the front, the render AMD used showcased USB-C, HDMI-in, and more.
I was able to confirm with several insiders about the actual ports on the current early iterations of the hardware. Keep in mind, these may not be final and are subject to change but do come from multiple people familiar with the hardware. As it stands right now, the Series X features, on the back of the hardware, two USB-A ports… ethernet, a single HDMI port, optical audio, and a power connection. There is also another port on the back that may be used for debugging but there wasn’t an agreement on the nature of its functionality… Also, on the back of the device are openings for air intake as well; all of the ports are located on the lower half of the hardware. Keep in mind, there is also a USB-A port on the front of the console but for now, it looks like Microsoft is sticking with the older USB style port… As always, these ports could change before release but that’s what I am hearing the Series X is using today.
Were you hoping for USB-C ports instead of the USB-A ports? Let us know. As noted by Thurrott, the ports could change because the console is due out in Holiday 2020. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more.
Best of the best
It’ll last you a couple of months