Microsoft unveils XBOX ONE X at E3 2017 for $499, arriving on November 7th
The Redmond Tech-Giant announced its next gaming console, aka the Xbox One X, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Sunday. The Xbox One X — Microsoft‘s much-awaited Project Scorpio — is being touted as the world’s first true 4K console. According to Microsoft, Xbox One X is not only the most powerful gaming console in the world, but also it is the smallest Xbox ever.
All existing Xbox One accessories will work on the new Xbox One X. Microsoft is planning to use “super sampling” on the Xbox One X to make new games look better even on 1080p TVs.
Time for some SPECS…
— CPU: Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz as opposed to eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz in Sony’s PS4 Pro
— GPU: 40 “customized” Radeon compute units which run at 1,172 MHz (whereas Xbox One runs at 853MHz and Sony PS4 Pro runs at 911MHz)
— RAM: 12GB GDDR5 (with 9GB dedicated to games) as opposed to 8GB in the PS4 Pro
— Bandwidth: 326 GB/s as opposed to 218 GB/s in the PS4 Pro
— Storage: 1TB
Microsoft is also shipping the Xbox One X with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment. One X also features liquid-cooled vapor-chamber cooling inside, a technology that’s used on high-end PC gaming cards like the GTX 1080.
One of the first titles for the new console is Forza Motorsport 7, running at native 4K and 60fps.
Microsoft has 22 “console launch exclusives” arriving on the Xbox One X, including Crackdown 3, Forza Motorsport 7, and Sea of Thieves. Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, introduced a number of new titles and left most of the company’s E3 press conference up to the games themselves. Microsoft is even bringing original Xbox games to the Xbox One family, starting with Crimson Skies. Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, and Minecraft will all be updated free of charge to 4K support. Microsoft also has more than 30 third-party titles that will be updated with the Xbox One X Enhanced program.
Microsoft is planning to launch the Xbox One X on November 7th worldwide, priced at $499, £449, 499 euro, 599 Canadian dollars, and 649 Australian dollars.