Microsoft Xbox One X arrives November 7 for $499.99 - the 4K console

Posted on Monday, Jun 12 2017 @ 13:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft officially revealed its "Project Scorpio" console at an E3 press conference. The new model will hit retail shelves on November 7 for $499.99 (499.99EUR), it will be known as the Xbox One X and features pretty impressive specifications.

The software giant says the Xbox One X is basically a Windows gaming PC for the living room, it's designed for 4K games and will use supersampling to improve the image quality when it's connected to a Full HD screen. The Xbox One X will use vapor chamber cooling and despite the big increase in graphical horsepower, this promises to be the smallest Xbox ever.

Specification-wise the Xbox One X includes a custom AMD eight-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 40 AMD Radeon CUs running at 1172MHz. There's 12GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 6800MHz (9GB available to developers) with a memory bandwidth of 326GB/s. Other features include 1B HDD and a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive.

Microsoft says the Xbox One X offers 6 teraflops of computing power and will be able to run many games at a 4K resolution with 60 frames per second.
Lose yourself in worlds built for immersive true 4K gaming, where action is brought to life with 2160p frame buffers. Enjoy brilliant graphic details in lights, shadows, and reflections with High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut. Experience premium audio that puts you in the center of 3D spatial sound. Stream and record game clips in 4K at screaming-fast 60FPS. With 6 teraflops of processing power and 12GB GDDR5 graphic memory, Xbox One X is 40% more powerful than any other console. Feel true power.

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