When it comes to load times, Gamespot did quite a bit of testing and the Xbox Series X is really impressive. Red Dead Redemption 2 took about 38 seconds to load on the Series X in comparison to two minutes, 8 seconds on the Xbox One X. Control took 10 seconds to load on the Xbox Series X compared to 58 seconds on the Xbox One X. In terms of how much useable space there is on the console, it’s noted that there’s 802GB of useable space after booting up the console. It was noted that the console is incredibly quiet.
Xbox Series X Previews – Load times compared with some backwards compatible games
Venture Beat noted that they saw an improved frame rate on games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Sekiro Shadows Die twice, which both were able to achieve 60 FPS (they were both unable to do this on the Xbox One X).
Venture Beat tested moving games from the internal SSD to external USB HDDs. It took 10 minutes 36 seconds to move the game to an external USB 3.0 HDD and 7 minutes 36 seconds to move Assassin’s Creed: Origins from the external 3.0 HDD back to the Xbox Series X internal SSD. This was obviously faster using external SSDs.
When it comes to the Quick Resume feature it seems to load up to five games on the fly, depending on which games you’re trying to load.
As a whole, outlets said that the experience of using an Xbox Series X was better in every way than that of an Xbox One X and they found it hard to go backwards. So far, outlets only have hands-on with Xbox One and backwards compatible titles, so there aren’t any Xbox Series X impressions yet.
There will be more Xbox Series X impressions coming over the next few weeks. We’ll be able to bring you our own hands-on impressions in the not too distant future.