Xbox Series X: Load Time Tests And Comparisons (With Red Dead 2, Control, FFXV)

One of the most important next-gen features is much shorter load times. Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are built with state-of-the-art solid-state drives that flex really fast read and write speeds. Since we have the actual Xbox Series X on hand, we got to experience its speed for ourselves–and we put it to the test to see just how much faster it really is compared to the current-gen Xbox One X.

Fast load times are also made possible by the Series X/S Velocity architecture, which optimizes I/O speeds and allows for features like Quick Resume, Direct Storage, and sampler feedback streaming. But for our practical purposes, this means less time waiting around for games to load up and more time spent actually playing those games.

Basically, the Xbox Series X loads games much faster than the Xbox One X, and we tested this in four different games:

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