A new Xbox Series X update has just arrived that could save you money

A new sustainable power-saving method has just arrived on the Xbox Series X that promises to be up to 20 times more efficient than existing power consumption modes without affecting performance.

The new shutdown update, which has reached all Xbox Insiders on Xbox Series X, aims to reduce power consumption when the system is turned off. Dubbed “the first carbon-inclusive console,” this sustainability mode means you can download updates and Xbox Series X Games through the night using significantly less power than in normal sleep mode.

As a reference system, Xbox Series X consumes about 10-15W in sleep mode. The new power-off mode consumes just 0.5W of power while providing the same basic functionality.

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Not only Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Insiders can take advantage of the new shutdown mode as this update is also available for Xbox One platforms. This means that if you’re looking to save money on older Microsoft systems and you’re an Xbox Insider, you’re also catered for. Note that boot times will be slower when this setting is enabled on older systems.

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