The test measured the heat against the hottest port of the X series, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and PC equipped with 'A GTX 3080 graphics card after each machine had been turned off for at least 30 minutes. While the PC blew out the cooler air, the X Series arrived in a respectable second, well below the PS4 Pro.
After ten minutes of racing at Hitman 2 in Mumbai in a room of 23.6 degrees Celsius, the X-series operated at an average temperature of 47.7 degrees Celsius, with a maximum of 50 , 4 degrees Celsius. It's about four degrees cooler than the Xbox One X and nearly 15 degrees cooler than air, leaving notoriously loud PS4 Pro fans, which reached highs of 65 degrees Celsius to an average of 62.5 degrees Celsius. Unsurprisingly, the PC, which has a lot more room to expel this hot air, came out much cooler at an average of just 35.5 degrees.
While not the most scientific test, it is an interesting comparison test, especially since many who got their hands on the X-Series until present also noted that she is extremely quiet, which suggests that her fans don't have to work too hard to release all that heat. These are, of course, last-gen comparisons, so it'll be interesting to see how the console stacks up against the PS5, but it looks like the designers at Microsoft have done an impressive job.
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