Xbox One X: Your Next Gaming Console?

Microsoft has just unveiled the latest generation of Xbox, called Xbox One X, this was previously code named as the Project Scorpio. At the E3 conference last night, the tech giants also unveiled over 40 new game titles which will be coming soon to the new console.

Let’s talk about the main features first. It now offers

  • 6-Teraflops of graphical processing power, for reference, the PS4 Pro has 4.2 Teraflops whereas the Class Leading GTX 1080 GPU has a 8.9 Teraflops of graphical power. In terms of performance, it is capable of running 4K games at 60 FPS.
  • An 8-core CPU clocked at 2.3GHZ with a 12GB of GDDR5 RAM, which would definitely make the overall processing much smoother than before.
  • 1 TB of storage comes standard as well. Considering it will be running 4K games, so 1 TB is definitely an improvement over the original Xbox one’s 500 GB HDD
  • Backward compatibility with all the Xbox games is definitely a great feature for all the Xbox enthusiasts.

Some Interesting Facts about Xbox One X

  • In order to keep the temperatures under control, it uses an advanced liquid-cooled vapor-chamber cooling solution. It is a much more sophisticated cooling solution and is used in the high-end GPUs like GTX 1080.
  • Despite being the most powerful Xbox, the new Xbox One X has the smallest foot print than all its predecessors. Definitely, a commendable job done by the Microsoft engineers!
  • It will be the first console capable of processing 4K games at 60 FPS. For folks who haven’t upgraded their displays to 4K yet, they will also experience a clearer and smoother gaming experience due to its superior performance.

Value for Money?

Xbox One X launches on November 7th at a retail price of $499 in the US. This is $100 more than its prime competitor, PS4 Pro, which is also capable of 4K gaming but at 30FPS. Unlike the PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X would have backward compatibility with all the previous titles, however all the titles are also available on Windows PC as well. In a nutshell, if you don’t want to spend on a PC and are a die-hard fan of Xbox exclusive titles, then the new Xbox One X is definitely for you! Otherwise, in terms of specs, right now it is quite hard to justify the $100 premium on the Xbox One X.



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