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Xbox One X: Microsoft’s Next Gen Xbox Console

Colin Niemczura, Editor-in-chief, XboxDIY.com

24 August 2017

XboxDIY.com takes a in-depth look at Microsoft’s newest next-gen console: the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio)

Xbox One X: Microsoft’s Newest Next Gen Console

Microsoft announced the Xbox One X during its press conference at E3 2017. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a significantly re-tooled version of its Xbox One console.

Offering improved graphics, processing power, and functionality, the Xbox One X is considered Microsoft’s next-gen console experience.

Although the news is hot off the press, we’ll take a look at what’s been revealed by Microsoft for the the next must-have console for gamers across the globe.



What is the Xbox One X (Code Name: Project Scorpio)

Microsoft announced the Xbox One X during its press conference at E3 2017. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a significantly re-tooled version of its Xbox One console.

Offering improved graphics, processing power, and functionality, the Xbox One X is considered Microsoft’s next-gen console experience.

Although the news is hot off the press, we’ll take a look at what’s been revealed by Microsoft for the the next must-have console for gamers across the globe.

Performance Specifications for the Xbox One X

Marked improvements in GPU, CPU, and memory hardware make this console a complete re-tool, and significant upgrade to its predecessors. Below is a complete breakdown of what’s available for the newest Xbox:

Video Specs:

  • True 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray
  • 4k Video Streaming ft. HDMI with 2.0b (out), 2160p @60hz, and AMD FreeSync Technology.
  • Scorpio Engine with 6 Teraflops of Graphics Power
  • 12GB GDD4 RAM 326 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
  • High Dynamic Range ft. HDR10 Support
  • Stream and Record Clips in 4k Resolution @60FPS

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Audio Specs: 

  • 3D Spatial Audio
  • Dolby Atmos Supported
  • DTS:X Supported
  • HDMI Audio

Other Specs:

  • 8 Core Custom AMD CPU Clock @2.3GHz
  • 1 TB HDD Internal Storage
  • 8 GB Flash Memory
  • UHD Blu-ray Optical Disc Drive
  • Thinner, sleeker case finished in Matte Black
  • Liquid Cooling
  • 3 USB 3.0 Ports

 



Games for the Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is 100% backwards compatible with all Xbox One games, and over 300 Xbox 360 games.

However, the Xbox One X also has games that are unique and specific to this console. The Xbox One X Only games offer up an enhanced 4k experience and more.

Some of the games include: Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, and Sea of Thieves.

4k Games on Xbox One X

There are more 4k games available that will include an improved experience when playing on an Xbox One X.

Xbox One X vs. Xbox One S: Side-by-Side Comparison

The Xbox One X may only seem like a Xbox One 2.0 (wait, isn’t that what the Xbox One S was?), but the magnitude of changes in play put the Xbox One X in a next-gen category of its own.

When you think about it, with computers being at the center of the PC vs. console debate, it’s only a matter of time before these two medium converge – the ease of use of a console, and the rapid technological advancements available to PC gamers.

As we see more and more frequent updates from console providers, the question will always be: When is it time to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox One S?

Which Xbox will you get?

If you’re a casual gamer and enjoy the power Xbox One offers, then upgrading probably doesn’t make sense. But if you have a 4k TV, want to play HDR enabled games, and are looking for an improved audio experience, buying an Xbox One X makes sense.

The upgraded hardware, cutting edge support for audio and visual technologies, and it’s 100% backwards compatibility with your Xbox Live account and Xbox One games make it an enticing buy for gamers who want the newest and most cutting edge video game console on the market.



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