The console wars continue as #Microsoft announces their new console, Xbox One X. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, this updated version of the Xbox One that will be all about having the best experience with updated hardware.
The new console will release November 7th and retail for $499. The console will boast graphics in 4K Ultra HD and HDR, and support 4K UHD Blu-ray. Not to mention it will be the smallest Xbox released.
Xbox One X Is The Most Powerful Gaming Console To Date
At last year's press conference, Microsoft announced the new console claiming it will be the most powerful console to date. Today those claims hold true. Xbox One X will feature hardware capable of rendering games in real-time 4K at 60fps, something many games on the PS4 Pro have been struggling to do. 12GB of RAM providing much room for developers to provide the best possible experience, and with the shortest load times. And it will have 6 teraflops compared to the Pro's 4.2.
Here's the details for the must know hardware junkies:
- CPU: Eight-core 2.3GHz processor
- GPU: 40 compute units at 1172MHz
- RAM: 12GB GDDR5 (shared between system and GPU)
- Bandwidth: 326GB/s
- Storage: 1TB hard disk
- Disc: UHD Blu-ray player
Your Old Games Will Look Even Better
If you were concerned about what this means for the model of the Xbox One you already own, you won't have to buy this as all models will support all current and upcoming games. Thus Xbox One X will truly be a luxury console.
But if you do opt for the Xbox One X, all your games will work on the new console. Your digital library and physical games will work and every game will be up-scaled even on 1080p TVs.
A Dedication To VR
The latest craze in gaming is VR. Sony launched their PlayStation VR last year and performed better than expected. Xbox will be doing the same but with a more open approach with possibility for Occulus Rift Support and other devices.
We'll let you know more on VR as Microsoft has yet to layout all the specifics.
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