Spearheading this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft has finally unveiled its latest gaming console, the Xbox One X. The new Xbox is the most powerful gaming console from Microsoft and is also the smallest.
The Xbox One X features a new Jaguar engine from AMD that is made with the 16nm silicon process. It packs quite a punch with 6TFLOPs of processing power and whopping 12GB of GDDR5 RAM.
As previously reported, the GPU of the Xbox One X is clocked at 1.17GHz. It is capable of supporting native 4K gaming as well as 4K UHD video playback. As an added bonus, for those who have not yet upgraded to the latest 4K television, the supersampling feature of the new Xbox can enhance images even for 1080p displays. Perhaps the most impressive spec of the new Microsoft console is its ability to play 4K games at 60 frames per second.
As mentioned, Microsoft strived to give the best of both worlds on the Xbox One X. Apart from being the most powerful console there is, it is also the smallest. But do not let its size fool you. The APU is cooled with a custom-made liquid-based vapour chamber for added temperature stability and performance.
In terms of compatibility, Xbox users will be happy to learn that games released on the Xbox One and Xbox One S will work just fine on the Xbox One X. Furthermore, these games are to be made to work even better on the new gaming console.
The Microsoft Xbox One X keynote at the E3 event has showcased the complete gaming capabilities of the new console. Microsoft has announced more than 40 games coming to its new console. Furthermore, 22 of those games will be Xbox exclusives.
I can now say with confidence Project Scorpio is $499. Unless something changes today, that is what will be announced.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) June 11, 2017
Finally, there is the question of the price. According to famous gamer Geoff Keighley, the new console is to be priced at $499. A bit steep for most gamers but with the added power and performance, many will should bite the bullet on the Xbox One X. According to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, the new console will hit store shelves globally on November 7.
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