Microsoft launch Xbox One X Games Console
Microsoft's Project Scorpio high-powered games console finally breaks cover but is now the rather less cool-sounding Xbox One X.Despite the Xbox One X's slightly boring name and appearance, there's some serious processing power inside. The new console has 8 custom X86 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz, compared with Sony Playstation 4 Pro's 2.1 GHz Jaguar CPU. It also has 6 teraflops of GPU performance against the Pro's 4.2 teraflops and 12GB of RAM versus the Pro's 8GB. Microsoft's custom GPU engine runs at 1172MHz, a big increase over the Xbox One’s 853MHz and even the Pro’s 911MHz.
Microsoft claim that the Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever but they've still managed to fit in an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movies and entertainment, and 1TB of storage. All existing Xbox One accessories will work on the new Xbox One X alongside all existing Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles and Xbox One games. The new system will run games at 60fps and Microsoft is planning to use "super sampling" on the Xbox One X to make new games look better even on 1080p TVs.
The rear of the new Xbox One X is based on the Xbox One S, with HDMI in and out ports and no dedicated Kinect port. The new console looks very similar to the Xbox One S, aside from being a little smaller. For now Microsoft only appears to be shipping the Xbox One X with the black design and 1TB of storage. The new console is released on the 7th of November and has a listed price of £449 which seems fair given the US price is $499.
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